How an IBCLC can help you

  • Lactation Consultant •   August 15, 2021

Professional breastfeeding care can help families get a good start with breastfeeding. When you experience difficulties with breastfeeding or chestfeeding, you need an IBCLC–a healthcare provider who specializes in the clinical management of breastfeeding and can help families with many feeding challenges.

The IBCLC is the highest level of specialization available in lactation. An IBCLC works in partnership with your healthcare team to provide expert lactation care in routine and high-risk situations. IBCLCs are board certified only after rigorous training, thousands of clinical counseling hours, and passing a comprehensive medical exam. An IBCLC has the expertise and training to help with a variety of breastfeeding challenges.

Common Challenges for Parents

Breastfeeding your baby can be hard sometimes. It can also be a wonderful experience. You do not have to fix breastfeeding problems alone. Some of the things I can help you with include:

  • Sore nipples or cracked nipples

  • Low milk supply

  • Oversupply

  • Exclusively Pumping

  • Returning to work or school

  • Plugged ducts and mastitis

  • Breast reduction, augmentation, or other breast surgery

  • Breast pain

  • Breastfeeding/Chestfeeding after cesarean

  • Breast pain

Common challenges for babies

Babies are born with reflexes and instincts that enable breastfeeding. Some babies need a little help figuring things out. And some babies have anatomical or medical challenges that make breastfeeding more difficult for them. I can help you sort out feeding problems like:

  • Tongue tie and lip tie

  • Slow weight gain

  • Latch and positioning assistance

  • Bottle refusal

  • Breast refusal

  • Infant reflux

  • Premature birth

  • Balancing breast and bottle

  • Torticollis and other structural challenges

  • Weaning (baby led, emergency)

Other common breastfeeding challenges

  • Multiples – twins, triplets

  • LGBTQ-specific concerns

  • Co-nursing

  • Managing supplements

  • Inducing lactation

  • Sleep concerns

  • Adoptive breastfeeding

  • Nipple shields (how to use/how to wean from)

  • And many others…

“Tanya is amazing at what she does! Endless amounts of knowledge on anything breastfeeding. She has the sweetest soul and gives so much support to nursing mommas and their families. Could not recommend her enough!.”

Renee R.   •   Patient

Don’t wait to get help with feeding problems. Schedule your lactation consultation today!

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