Lactation consultants are health care professionals with specialized education and clinical expertise in breastfeeding and lactation.
The right consultant can be an invaluable asset to breastfeeding mothers, providing reassuring you when breastfeeding and lactation are going well, providing emotional and by providing information and support to help prevent and manage common concerns. Our consultant will help you with:
Prenatal counseling about the factors that may affect breastfeeding and lactation
Basic positioning and proper latching techniques
Information about practices that promote successful breastfeeding and lactation
Preventing and managing common concerns such as poor latch, inadequate milk transfer or supply, nipple or breast pain, and calming a fussy baby
Milk expression and storage for parents who must be separated from their babies
Returning to work and strategies for breastfeeding and lactation
Breastfeeding and lactation in challenging situations, such as feeding twins or triplets, a premature or sick infant, or infants in special medical situations.