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What do lactation consultants do?

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Dr. Gregg Alexander
Pediatrics
4 doctors agree

In brief: 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!

In brief: 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!
Dr. Gregg Alexander
Dr. Gregg Alexander
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Dr. Laura Webb
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Provide support/help

They are healthcare workers, certified by the international lactation consultant association (ilca) to provide education, advice and support to lactating women.
They have had expert training and have passed a certification exam in the field of human lactation and breastfeeding. Many hospitals as well as private practices have them on staff. They are a great resource for breastfeeding moms.

In brief: Provide support/help

They are healthcare workers, certified by the international lactation consultant association (ilca) to provide education, advice and support to lactating women.
They have had expert training and have passed a certification exam in the field of human lactation and breastfeeding. Many hospitals as well as private practices have them on staff. They are a great resource for breastfeeding moms.
Dr. Laura Webb
Dr. Laura Webb
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