A Lactation Consultant provides specialist feeding and bonding support for all families as they grow from pre conception onwards. Each family’s journey is unique to them and so my support is tailored to their needs.
An IBCLC (also referred to as a Lactation Consultant) has achieved the highest professional qualification in the field of infant feeding. The IBCLC credential is a Masters level professional qualification in the clinical management of breastfeeding and infant feeding, and requires candidates to complete education in 14 health science subjects, 1000 hours of extensive clinical practice and at least 90 hours of lactation education. After initially passing a rigorous 4 hour exam an IBCLC will have to recertify every 5 years to ensure that their practice is safe and up to date.
What might a feeding journey look like?
Accessing support and education in your preconception or antenatal stage (includes surrogacy teams accessing together,
and exclusively LGBTQ+ classes)
1 parent feeding at the breast / chest
2 parents feeding at the breast / chest
Tandem feeding / inducing lactation / re-lactating
Using a supplemental nursing system (SNS) to enable any expressed breast / donor / formula milk to be fed at the breast /chest
Using a bottle to feed expressed breast / donor or formula milk, pacing feeds and understanding volume
Transitions and endings
What our clients say…