What is a Lactation Consultant? A lactation consultant is a health care professional who is knowledgeable, skilled, and experienced in lactation (breastfeeding). The lactation consultant's primary focus is to provide education, assistance and support to breastfeeding families.
What will the Lactation Consultant do? During a consultation, the lactation consultant will gather information, which may include a medical history of the parent and baby, a breastfeeding history, and an observation of a nursing. This information will be used to formulate a plan of action.
When can an IBCLC help? - Prenatal Consultantions - Sore nipples - Latching difficuly; non-latching babies - Slow gain - Illness & special babies; pumping - Twins & tandem nursing - Return to work / other seperations - Introducing solids and weaning