A Guide To Lactation Consultants April 13 2016
Lactation consultants are professional breastfeeding specialists trained to teach mothers how to feed their baby. They are certified through the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners. Lactation consultants often teach classes on breastfeeding to pregnant women.
Why might you need a lactation consultant? If you're experiencing breastfeeding problems, such as latching difficulties, painful nursing, and low milk production you may benefit from their services. A lactation consultant also helps babies who aren't gaining enough weight and can help with breastfeeding equipment like breast pumps.
Childbirth educators, midwives, nurses, obstetricians, and pediatricians usually know experienced lactation consultants. Find a lactation consultant http://www.ilca.org/why-ibclc/falc