A Board-Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) is considered the “expert” in the field of lactation and clinical breastfeeding management. Beyond training and education, IBCLC’s must keep up with continued education, as well as develop strong counseling skills to guide families through problems, knowledge, and plans regarding lactation. We bridge the clinical care and welfare of both the mother and nursling(s) to the emotional and social aspects of breastfeeding.
How can your IBCLC help you?
- An independent consultant can make home, hospital, and birth center appointments; we come to you!
- As demand grows for better breastfeeding outcomes, many insurance policies now include lactation to help families afford them through coverage or reimbursement
- The goal is to help you form and reach YOUR breastfeeding goals. No pressure or agenda, but education and tools for informed decisions
- Weight, milk supply, pain management/correction, resources/referrals, and more are part of your consultation!
As an IBCLC and mother, I highly recommend contacting and developing a relationship with a consultant prior to having your baby, if possible, as many obstacles faced while breastfeeding may be less severe, or even non-existent, with adequate planning, education, and self-advocacy.
Set up a perinatal consultation today to discuss your personal goals, burning questions, and dire concerns with breastfeeding. Complete care packages for guaranteed postpartum lactation help at a bundled price are also available!
Ashley Georgakopoulos, IBCLC, CLC
Genesis Lactation / Free Spirit Birth & Lactation Agency 865-705-2204 / firstname.lastname@example.org