I am happy to report that the changes that the IBLCE has made to their program will have a minimal effect on me. The only change to my plans is that I must take three additional university courses (anatomy, physiology and nutrition). Thankfully, because of my psychology degree, I have already taken the other 5 required university course. I will now take these three courses concurrently with the 11 breastfeeding specific courses I am already taking (or will take!), and the 500 practice hours required. No biggie.
Right now I am happily studying “Breastfeeding Foundations” and gearing up to begin accumulating my hours this summer, working directly with mamas and babes. Bye bye shadow!