Code of Professional Conduct

Code of Professional Conduct for IBCLCs
It is in the best interests of the profession of lactation consultants that there is a Code of Professional Conduct for IBCLCs to provide guidance to lactation consultants in their professional practise and conduct.

April 2020:  

Please note that due to COVID-19 and until further notice, all Ethics & Discipline Complaints and related case materials must be uploaded to IBLCELINK via Sharefile at (Choose Recipient: IBLCE Link

Please do not mail E&D Complaints to the IBLCE International Office in Fairfax, Virginia as the office is closed due to the pandemic and mail is delayed. 

Thank you,
IBLCE Staff 

Code of Professional Conduct Complaint Form
IBLCE depends on employers, clients, IBCLCs and the public to report incidents which may require action by the IBLCE Ethics and Discipline Committee. Complaints must be signed and submitted to the IBLCE International Location. Inquiries or submissions other than complaints may be reviewed and handled by IBLCE at its discretion.

Disciplinary Procedures
IBCLCs agree to be governed by the Code of Professional Conduct for IBCLCs and are also governed by the IBLCE Disciplinary Procedures for any violations of the Code of Professional Conduct for IBCLCs.

Infographic regarding the Ethics & Disciplinary process

Sanctions List
The IBLCE Disciplinary Procedures provide for public notification of public reprimand, suspension, and/or revocation.