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Dr. Theresa Willett
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How can I find a lactation consultant?

How can I find a lactation consultant?

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. ...Read more

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Lactation Consultant (Definition)

Using a lactation consultant to teach, observe, and make breastfeeding adjustments ...Read more


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

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

Only...: ...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. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Bergman
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What is lactation consultant?

What is lactation consultant?

Nursing Helper: Lactaion consultants are people who specialize in helping mothers breast feed successfully. ...Read more

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Dr. Robin Larabee
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Dr. Ellen Altenburg
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Dr. Alfredo Garcia
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We do not have lactation consultant for our area. Who can help me with my breast feeding issues?

We do not have lactation consultant for our area. Who can help me with my breast feeding issues?

Breastfeeding: 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. ...Read more

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Dr. Ronda Dennis-Smithart
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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, : 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! ...Read more

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Dr. Gregg Alexander
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What do lactation consultants do?

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! ...Read more

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Dr. Kyon Hood
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How can I get my baby to latch properly? Lactation consultants were good but when I tried to replicate their advice at home, it was a failure.

How can I get my baby to latch properly? Lactation consultants were good but when I tried to replicate their advice at home, it was a failure.

Helpful link: This is a helpful link with good information. I hope it helps! http://americanpregnancy.org/firstyearoflife/bflatch.html ...Read more

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