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A 34-year-old member asked:

What is lactation consultant?

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Dr. Barry Bergman
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Nursing Helper: Lactaion consultants are people who specialize in helping mothers breast feed successfully.

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What do lactation consultants do?

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Dr. Gregg Alexander
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Help breastfeeding: Lactation consultants are trained to help identify problems with breastfeeding, either mom- or child-related. They can help with technique, latching, treatment of nipple problems, assessing adequacy of feeds and milk production, use of breast pumps (if needed), and are just generally good education and support resources for helping moms and babes get the whole breastfeeding thing rolling!
A 48-year-old member asked:

What is cost of lactation consultant?

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Dr. Robin Larabee
Pediatrics 27 years experience
It depends: Most will charge 50-$150/hour.
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How can I find a lactation consultant?

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Dr. Bert Mandelbaum
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Ask your doctor: Nursing is one of the most important things you can do for your infant, but often it's much harder than anticipated. Unfortunately, the first few weeks are often the hardest and many new mothers get frustrated during this time. Asking your physician (ob and pediatrician) for advice and for recommendations on a lactation consultant might be all you need to get back on track.

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