An International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) is a health care provider with advanced practice knowledge in lactation. The IBCLC is also known as a “lactation consultant”. They specialize in the care of women who are lactating and babies who are breastfeeding.
Some of the most common reasons why someone would seek the help of an IBCLC are listed below. This is not an exhaustive list–so please contact us if you are having any trouble at all.
Most Common Reasons to Seek an IBCLC:
- Sore nipples
- Difficulty latching baby
- Baby slips on/off the breast
- Cracked/bleeding nipples
- Low milk supply or concerns about low milk supply
- Baby loosing weight
- Baby is bottle fed and you’d like to transition to breastfeeding
- Unexplained breast or nipple pain
- Baby slow to gain weight
- Help increasing milk supply
- Guidance for pumping
Additionally, you may have concerns that your baby is tongue tied. Seeking the help of an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) is an important place to start to look at the possibility that your baby is tongue tied or lip tied. Simply the Breast is knowledgeable in tongue tie (ankyloglossia) and will take a full history of your breastfeeding relationship, examine your baby’s mouth, and observe a feeding session between you and your baby, to assess for tongue tie and/or lip tie.
Contact Simply the Breast at (805) 484-4828 to get the help you need for breastfeeding today!
Simply the Breast provides prenatal breastfeeding education and lactation consulting services to Ventura County…