International Board Certified Lactation Consultants have demonstrated specialized knowledge and clinical expertise in breastfeeding and human lactation and are certified by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners. IBCLC's have the duty to: uphold the standards of the IBCLC profession, to protect, promote, and support breastfeeding, to provide competent services for mothers and families, to report truthfully and fully to the mother and/or infants health care provider, to preserve client confidence, and to act with reasonable diligence.
A full copy of the scope of practice can be found here.
WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT FROM A CONSULT?
Lactation Consultations are available in my conveniently located professional office space, or in the comfort of your own home. They are confidential, comprehensive consultations that include:
A focused medical history
A detailed assessment of the presenting concerns
An anatomical assessment of mom and baby
Observation of a feeding
A weighted feeding
Information, education, and hands on assistance
An individualized written plan of care
Referrals and follow up care as appropriate
Assessment information may be sent to your pediatrician or other healthcare providers by request. Breastfeeding aids may be recommended, which may be available for purchase at the time of the consult, or from a retailer of your choice following the consult. Unlimited follow up support via email is always included.
Moms that seek care may be struggling with: latching difficulties, breast or nipple pain, nipple damage, recurrent clogs, thrush, or mastitis, insufficient milk supply, infant weight loss, slow gain, or failure to thrive, potential allergies or intolerances, anatomical challenges, oral restrictions, prescribed supplementation, breast refusal, re-lactation, pumping challenges, breastfeeding after breast surgery, and an array of other circumstances or concerns. Mothers who wish to consult with an IBCLC prenatally, or just for a check in, even if breastfeeding is going well, are welcome too.
My areas of advanced expertise include: tongue and lip ties, NICU graduates, weaning off of supplemental feedings, and bringing bottle fed babies back to breast.
My consultations are highly personalized, in depth, and informative. I am judgement free, supportive and realistic. You will not be dissapointed.