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?
Five reason why you should seek out an IBCLC is —
1. Breastfeeding hurts.
2. You are concerned about your milk supply.
3. Your baby is not content after breastfeeding.
4. You are concerned about your little one’s wellbeing.
5. You have dread or anxiety related to breastfeeding.
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.”
Board certified lactation consultant can help you during pregnancy, during the beginning days of feeding, when going back to work, when weaning, or anytime you have questions about lactation.
You are not alone. We are here to support you, no matter what your specific goals are!
Contact Solutions for Breastfeeding for help & to receive an individualized plan of care to meet your needs.