Learn About Lactation Wellness
What is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC)?
This is an international certificate denoting the highest quality education in the field. To be an IBCLC, you need 150 educational hours as well as 2500 hours of supervised work with mothers and babies. This is followed by an exam. Trained in clinical-based research, we adhere to a strict code of ethics as well as guidelines established by the AAP and the World Health Organization.
When to Seek a Lactation Consultant
Many women experience difficulty when breastfeeding, particularly during the initial first weeks. With the proper support, education and time most issues can be overcome, and breastfeeding can be a healthy, satisfying experience for mother and baby.
Common issues include:
- Difficulty or pain when latching the baby to the breast
- Inadequate milk supply
- Nipple and breast pain
- Prolonged feedings
- Dread or anxiety about nursing
- Breastfeeding after breast augmentation or reduction