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how can i find a lactation consultant?

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Dr. Bert Mandelbaum
Pediatrics 24 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.
Dr. Theresa Willett
Pediatrics 17 years experience
La Leche League: If your OB or pediatric providers do not have a lactation consultant that they recommend, your next best step is to check out local and online resources through la leche league. They have state chapters and lists of certified lactation supporters, as well as online discussions mom-to-mom. You can get started at http://www.Llli.Org/webus.Html.

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I'm a guy with a lactation fetish. How common is this?

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What is cost of lactation consultant?

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What what kind of provider do you see for lactation problems?

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What is lactation consultant?

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A 44-year-old female asked:

Can homeopathy help re lactation ?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
Yes, it can: There are over 70 homeopathic remedies known to improve lactation, when the mother perceives her baby isn't getting enough milk. Some of the more common ones include agnus castis, pulsatilla, and asafoetida. An experienced classical homeopath can choose the best one for you by reviewing your individual case and symptoms -- homeopathy is not a "take this remedy for that problem" method.

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