We are fortunate to have a number of lactation professionals and trained volunteers on the forums, such IBCLCs and WIC or LLL peer counselors. It's great to have so much expertise and experience here to help mothers who have questions!
We ask that if you have medical or lactation credentials that you do not include them as part of your username or in your signature. There are two reasons for this:
1) If someone comes onto the board claiming to be a lactation consultant, for example, we have no way of verifying it or being sure that person is who they claim. I'm sure it's in good faith 99% of the time, but we want to be careful.
2) This board is about mothers helping mothers. So your real credentials are your own breastfeeding experience. No titles necessary.
The only exception to this is when LLL Leaders are here representing LLL. They have their identities verified and are designated by the blue LLL logo as an avatar.
Thanks for your help!