lactation consultant

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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.
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Washington lactation consultant Pat Shelly said that while she doesn't have numbers, she thinks there must be more milk-sharing because, counterintuitively, fewer clients are asking her about it.
The client is oriented to the room and to available supports, including the lactation consultant. The nurse, having noticed the earlier period of crying, decides to allow the family time to process the infant's condition by entering the room infrequently.
I decided not to start my medication that night, postponing a final decision until the next day when I would have a chance to discuss it with the lactation consultant and the hospital pharmacist.
In addition to lactation consultants, moms may find that it helps to talk to other moms one on one, in support groups or through the Internet.
ILCA is the international professional association responsible for the certification of lactation consultants and the advancement of the profession through leadership, advocacy, professional development and research.
Additionally, the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners adopted a discipline committee and code of ethics that applies to all IBCLCs.
Provides database of lactation consultants by zip code who provide breastfeeding support and information.
This handy, highly portable, and thoroughly "user friendly" edition of The Breastfeeding Answer Book by Nancy Mohrbacher (an accredited La Leche League Leader and international board-certified lactation consultant) is a core reference for anyone working in the field of lactation.
Other useful sources are the International Lactation Consultant Association ( and La Leche League International (
My practice has hired a certified lactation consultant who sees mothers and newborns in the hospital within an hour of delivery She makes hospital rounds every day but is available to the mother at any time.
Dr Amal Abu Bakr Arbab, Lactation Consultant and Lead for the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative at the Women's Wellness and Research Center, said it is important for breastfeeding women to consult their physician prior to fasting.
Dr Amal Abu Bakr Arbab, HMC lactation consultant and programme lead for the Women's Wellness and Research Center (WWRC)'s Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI), says creating awareness about the importance of breastfeeding among mothers and fathers is a priority.