Why call a lactation consultant?
A Lactation Consultant has extensive education and training specifically related to breastfeeding challenges. Women’s health is a specialized area to begin with. But Breastfeeding is an even more specialized area within a specialty!!! So as a breastfeeding woman experiencing a challenge, you want to ensure that you are seeking assistance from a certified and trained professional.
To become an IBCLC (Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultant) one must meet specific educational and clinical requirements. Once these requirements are met, one is eligible to write the ‘exam’.