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We recommend that you have an initial consult with a private practice lactation consultant (LC) before you have your baby. You may be able to get a short interview for no charge by phone. La Leche League meetings can also be helpful for new mothers planning to breastfeed.
Some families experience challenges when trying to initiate breastfeeding, no matter what kind of birth they have had. Parents can be so confused by the time they leave the hospital that an alarming number have almost no self confidence when they begin parenting. Trying to find someone while in crisis and experiencing hormonal fluctuations will just add to the stress levels. An Internationally board certified (IBCLC) qualification is the highest form of LC certification. Be sure to check qualifications as training and background can vary a great deal.
See alphabetical listings below. Please contact the practitioner directly to schedule an appointment or if you have any questions about breastfeeding support, how to initiate breastfeeding and more. Be sure to let them know BirthLink sent you!
Patricia Berg-Drazin got involved with lactation consulting to help women get the support they need as well as accurate information so that they can make informed decisions about care for both themselves and their children. In her role as a board certified lactation consultant, she is in a position to act as a liaison between families and health care professions and share research-based information. See her listing below >>
"The wonderful thing about breastfeeding is that any mother can give her child the best start, no matter what their income!"
- Lactation Consultant, Lactnet List for Breastfeeding Advocates