Happy IBCLC Day!

Five Reasons to Ask for Help from an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant®

by lactationmatters

We asked IBCLCs from all over world what lactation consultants do and when families should seek their help.

WHAT is an IBCLC?

An IBCLC is a healthcare professional who specializes in the clinical management of breastfeeding and chestfeeding.

As Zoe Faulkner, an IBCLC in the United Kingdom, shared, “IBCLC lactation consultants provide experienced, expert and evidence based support to families, appropriate to the families circumstances, from establishing feeding in the early days to managing a complex situation.”

WHY should I seek the care of an IBCLC?

Lactation consultants shared with us a variety of reasons that you might seek an IBCLC. We summed them up for you here:

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WHEN should I consult an IBCLC?

Lactation consultants can help any time you have questions about breastfeeding and chestfeeding. From pregnancy and birth throughout your feeding relationship, an IBCLC can support you.

As Micaela Notarangelo, an IBCLC in Italy shared, “IBCLCs offer solutions, explanation, empowering,  and support. We are supported by knowledge, experience, understanding, and empathy.”

Or call Margot Mann IBCLC, at the Riverdale Lactation Center 917-371 1948

 

About Margot Mann

A lactation consultant since 1986, representative to the United Nations for the International Lactation Consultant Association for 32 years, past president of the New York Lactation Consultant Association, Vice President for External Affairs for the International Lactation Consultants Association and current faculty of Pediatrics Department, Columbia University. It is a privilege to assist mothers and babies nurse so they can cuddle up and enjoy each other optimally. The extraordinary health benefits to mother, baby and health costs savings to society are nice side benefits to facilitating a most pleasurable way of feeding one's babies.
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