About Lactation Consultation
Motherhood brings on many new experiences, and our goal is to make breastfeeding a pleasant one. The comfort of you and your baby is our priority, and a lactation consultant can provide support and education for any challenges you may face when beginning breastfeeding.
Whether you're a new mom with questions, you're experiencing latching difficulties or even discomfort, lactation consultation will help you transition into this new phase of motherhood.
Jennifer Woods, RN, IBCLC is our full time board certified Lactation Consultant. In her 19 years as a pediatric and newborn nurse, she has helped countless mothers discover ways to make breastfeeding work for them and the health of their babies.
"As a mother, I know how important it is to have support during this special time between you and your newborn. I work with mothers to design personalized breastfeeding plans to meet their specific goals and their baby's needs."
What is a Lactation Consultant?
A Lactation Consultant, or IBCLC (International Board Certified Lactation Consultant), is an internationally recognized health care professional who specializes in lactation care. IBCLCs are certified by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners®, Inc. under the direction of the US National Commission for Certifying Agencies. Their role is to provide specialized lactation education, techniques and resources to mothers.
What Services Does a Lactation Consultant Provide?
- Individualized breastfeeding care for you and your baby
- Breastfeeding evaluations and assessments
- Latch technique and positioning education/assistance
- Milk management, pumping education and pumping scheduling
- Consultation for difficulties, concerns or special needs