lactation consultant


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consultant

 [kon-sul´tant]
an individual with specialized expertise in an area who offers to share this unique knowledge with others.
lactation consultant a health care professional, often with advanced certification, who provides education and management related to breastfeeding.

lactation consultant

a health care professional, often with advanced certification, who provides education and management related to breastfeeding.
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Over the next 24 hours, she meets with the lactation consultant and continues to pump.
In Japan and Korea, most lactation consultants are doctors and in the US lactation consultants don't have to be nurses.
The International Lactation Consultant Association currently has more than 4,000 members representing 50 countries from diverse health professional backgrounds, including dieticians, childbirth educators, midwives, nurses, and physicians (International Lactation Consultant Association, 2007).
Over the last 20 years I have worked with four lactation consultants.
When a baby has particular feeding issues, volunteers refer them to off-site visits with a lactation consultant, where they can have more time to discuss issues and come up with a solution.
Brooks, an attorney and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) in private practice, details the legal and ethical challenges faced by these consultants when working with breastfeeding mothers and children.
An early recognition of this association by primary care provider and prompt referral to a lactation consultant is important.
30pm, will be hosted by certified lactation consultant Vicky Honar, who will introduce her practice and answer questions about the issue.
DiMario, a registered nurse and board-certified lactation consultant since 1986, that the baby had been feeding for about an hour, it turned out the baby had not had a proper feeding for about 12 hours.
International Board Certified Lactation consultant Sam Doak, the former contact person for the local La Leche League, told the Marietta Times that she's known for some time about informal breast milk sharing.
She later furthered her career by sitting for and passing the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners exam in 1998.