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counseling

 [kown´sel-ing]
in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as use of an interactive helping process focusing on the needs, problems, or feelings of the patient and significant others to enhance or support coping, problem solving, and interpersonal relationships.
genetic counseling in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as use of an interactive helping process focusing on assisting an individual, family, or group, manifesting or at risk for developing or transmitting a birth defect or genetic condition, to cope.
lactation counseling in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as the use of an interactive helping process to assist in maintenance of successful breastfeeding.
nutritional counseling in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as the use of an interactive helping process focusing on the need for diet modification.
preconception counseling in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as providing information and support to individuals of childbearing age before pregnancy to promote health and reduce risk.
sexual counseling in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as the use of an interactive helping process focusing on the need to make adjustments in sexual practice or to enhance coping with a sexual event or disorder.

lactation counseling

a nursing intervention from the Nursing Interventions Classification (NIC) defined as use of an interactive helping process to assist in maintenance of successful breastfeeding. See also Nursing Interventions Classification.
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Lactation counseling already is part of the HHS guidelines that dictate what preventive services health plans must cover.
Help with your first breastfeeding latch-on and remain available for future lactation counseling.
The Saatchi & Saatchi initiatives include providing employees with access to around-the-clock pre- and postnatal lactation counseling by certified lactation consultants, a comprehensive website on breastfeeding, on-site breastfeeding classes, high-quality breastpumping equipment, and an on-site Mother's room for pumping.