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What is a Lactation Consultant?
An International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) is an allied health care professional who has a background in health, nutrition, counseling or other areas. Also known as “Lactation Consultants (LC’s)” they are required to have a thorough working knowledge of a wide variety of scientific disciplines. Certification is obtained through many hours of clinical experience and lactation-specific education after which candidates must successfully pass the comprehensive examination administered by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners. Recertification is required at 5 year intervals.
What does an LC do?
An IBCLC is an expert in Lactation and Breastfeeding management. The LC’s role is to enable and empower women to achieve their breastfeeding goals. LC’s work to assist families to prevent and overcome difficulties. They collaborate with the other members of the health care team and have the knowledge, skill and expertise to work with mothers and their infants in both routine and special circumstances. Services may include prenatal consultations, breastfeeding classes, identifying risk factors to continued breastfeeding, helping a mother overcome health, well-being, and lifestyle issues that may affect breastfeeding, one-on-one in-home and clinic-based consultations, breastfeeding crisis management, collaboration, education, and advocacy.
Does your client need a Lactation Consultant?
Clients can be referred to Karyn-grace Clarke, IBCLC, RLC