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What is lactation consultant?

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Lactaion consultants are people who specialize in helping mothers breast feed successfully.
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What is cost of lactation consultant?

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most will charge 50-$150/hour.
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How can I find a lactation consultant?

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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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Male wants to feed baby. Is that a lactation consultant problem?

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...if male wants to BREAST FEED baby, and then I think a psychiatrist would be more appropriate. Otherwise I don't see whet the problem is at all.
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We do not have lactation consultant for our area. Who can help me with my breast feeding issues?

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It maybe in the bottom of your list but your pediatrician can give you a lot of pointers (as well as your OB). I have helped mothers maintain and continue after discussing numerous issues. A "doula" or person with some expertise in breastfeeding is also another option.
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Why did my lactation consultant say my baby should not have powder formula until he is 9 -10 months old, only to give ready to use formula until then?

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Powder formula supplementation that is properly mixed is just as good as ready mixed in my book.
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Are there benefits for mother breastfeeding adopted child? My husband and I are wanting to adopt an infant, and I was told by a lactation consultant that i could begin re-lactating by a series of steps needing to take place before hand. I know the benef

Bonding,

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I've assisted adoptive mom lactate; all felt it enhanced bonding. Adoptive moms who lactate don't usually have an adequate breast milk supply and will need to supplement with formula, which can be given via a supplemental nutrition device taped to mom's nipple, so baby receives breast milk and formula simultaneously. May reduce breast cancer, in post partum-wgt loss, shrink uterus. Congrats!
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What do lactation consultants do?

Help breastfeeding

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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!
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Please read! Do you have any lactation consultants here for a breast feeding problem?

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Most large hospitals have them and you can call around. Also, Doula's are trained in this.
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Lactation??? Im not pregnant?

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It would be best to see your OB/GYN. Lactation is controlled by a specific part of your brain and hormones. If you have not recently delivered a baby, there may be something amiss with the hormone levels.
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