Archives: Lessons

Getting Organized

Before you begin, organize time and materials. You may want to buy a dedicated calendar. Alternatively, you could use your electronic calendar, with a specific category for IBCLC Exam preparation (and a specific color!) They key is to stay focused! You might also want to find an accountability partner. Locate, organize and review the following …

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Get a Clear Game Plan

You’ve heard it said: Game on! But this is not a game. This is a comprehensive, career-critical exam. I can’t begin to count the times I’ve heard people say, “This is the hardest exam I’ve ever taken!” The nurses swear it’s harder than the NCLEX exam. I even had a woman tell me it was …

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Disciplines: A Framework for Review

The IBCLC Exam is constructed by using IBLCE’s Detailed Content Outline. I have used the numbers of items in that document to depict the percentages you see below. We cannot assume that the “bigger” percentages require more study and the “smaller” percentages require less. However, if you feel you are particularly weak in one area, …

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Insight into the IBCLC Exam

The IBCLC Exam consists of 175 multiple-choice items. Approximately half of those test items are image-based; the remaining items consist of text only. You will need to answer all 175 questions. Exam items are constructed in a fairly uniform way. Read about the anatomy of an exam item. I’ve said it before, but I want …

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Free Resources

These are general resources that you’ll find helpful. It doesn’t really matter when you obtain or use these resources, but don’t miss them, either! Start listening to Marie’s Born to be Breastfed Podcasts at Podcast.MarieBiancuzzo.com. You can choose any subject that interests you but remember to focus on your trouble spots. Consider participating in our …

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