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.