As an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), Danika Johnson is passionate about helping breastfeeding dyads successfully reach their personal goals. Danika’s interest in lactation was first sparked after the birth of her oldest son in 2007. She launched into formally studying lactation in 2012 following the birth of her twins. Starting in 2014 she began working as a breastfeeding counselor helping families navigate the ins and outs of breastfeeding while finishing her studies. In January of 2018 she became fully certified as an IBCLC.
The special bond a mother and baby share is inexpressible and should be enjoyed to the fullest. Often, these precious moments are overshadowed by worries or concerns with breastfeeding. Danika is a reassuring presence that helps calm these feelings and offer support and guidance in this new transition. Being an IBCLC, Danika is able to provide care and counseling from conception through weaning.
An International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) is a member of the maternal-child health care team that specializes in the clinical management of breastfeeding. The IBCLC credential is the highest certification and only internationally recognized credential in the field of lactation.
IBCLCs have completed extensive, comprehensive education in breastfeeding and human lactation, college education in the health sciences, and supervised clinical experience hours providing care to breastfeeding families. IBCLCs have demonstrated they are qualified to work with breastfeeding mother and baby pairs as clinicians by passing the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners exam, a rigorous test that covers all aspects of lactation science and breastfeeding care. IBLCE is the only certification program in lactation accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCAA), a regulatory body that provides volunteer oversight for allied health professions. IBLCE has established Professional Standards for IBCLCs as well as a defined scope of practice.