What is a lactation consultant?
A lactation consultant, sometimes referred to as an IBCLC (International Board Certified Lactation Consultant), is a specialist that can help you with breastfeeding or pumping related concerns.
Why might I want to see a lactation consultant?
There are many reasons why a nursing or pumping mother may benefit from seeing a lactation consultant. Whether you are having issues with pain, latching or engorgement, or simply need some support getting started, a lactation consultant can be an extremely valuable support.
How do I find a lactation consultant?
Your local doctor or hospital may help with putting you in touch with a lactation consultant after birth. But you can easily get in touch with an IBCLC yourself anytime during your nursing or pumping journey. We’ve compiled some helpful links for finding a lactation consultant in your country.
How should I choose between lactation consultants?
Like any healthcare provider, it can come down to personal preference. But if you're looking for help with pumping issues specifically, make sure to ask if they have experience with flange sizing and pumping.