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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Breed, a registered nurse and certified lactation consultant who has been working in the field for 35 years, and colleagues Julie Naya and Diana Provencher, contend that replacing nurse lactation consultants will prove detrimental to new mothers, babies and obstetrical nurses who are too busy to handle breast feeding instruction.
WORCESTER - UMass Memorial Medical Center is set to lay off four registered nurse lactation consultants and outsource their work to non-nurse consultants from a private company.
I am the only lactation consultant, but our task force consists of doulas, nurses, nutritionists, doctors, midwives, support staff, and community members.
The worst possible position is lying on your back,'' says Ellen Steinberg, a Tarzana-based Lamaze instructor and lactation consultant.
91% of new moms who had difficulty breastfeeding elicited the help of a lactation consultant or breastfeeding coach.
In her new position as an administrative manager, Barnette will provide office management for IMI Association Executives, as well as administrative support for the International Lactation Consultant Association and the United States Lactation Consultant Association.
Page, a registered nurse and international board certified lactation consultant, said her company's mission is to empower mothers to use their natural instincts to nurture and feed their babies.
Check with your doctor, who may also recommend a lactation consultant.
Many women think there's no difference or very little difference between breast milk and artificial milk,'' said Ellen ``Binky'' Petok, a lactation consultant with Encino Tarzana Regional Medical Center whose business is called the Pump Station.
Ask the Expert: Q&A answered by an International Certified Lactation Consultant Barbara Haney-Cocca and Certified Lactation Counselor Gina Ciagne
recently promoted Ashley Delmar to the position of electronic media coordinator for the International Lactation Consultant Association (ILCA).