Lactation Consultant: A lactation consultant is a healthcare professional specializing in breastfeeding and lactation. Breastfeeding mothers might seek the assistance and support of a lactation consultant in order to help troubleshoot any challenges encountered in breastfeeding (including initiation and latch, positioning, milk production, infant weight gain, and countless others). Lactation consultants are certified through the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (IBCLC), and work in a variety of settings, including in hospitals, clinics, and private practice.
You can find a lactation consultant by searching the International Lactation Consultant Association Directory.
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