Our Lactation Consultants
Comprehensive Lactation Support: IBCLCs are highly trained professionals with extensive education and clinical experience. They provide comprehensive lactation support for breastfeeding parents and infants. They are experts in assessing and addressing a wide range of lactation issues.
Clinical Assessment: IBCLCs can conduct thorough clinical assessments to identify and resolve breastfeeding challenges. This includes evaluating latch, milk supply, infant oral exams, and addressing issues such as nipple pain, engorgement, and tongue-tie.
Individualized Care Plans: IBCLCs create personalized care plans tailored to the unique needs of each parent-baby pair. They consider the health and medical history of both parent and baby to provide evidence-based guidance.
Advanced Problem Solving: For complex breastfeeding issues, IBCLCs offer advanced problem-solving skills. They can help with conditions like mastitis, low milk supply, and infant feeding difficulties.
Education and Counseling: IBCLCs educate parents about breastfeeding techniques, infant nutrition, and family well-being. They offer emotional support and guidance throughout the breastfeeding journey.
Follow-up Support: They provide ongoing follow-up support to ensure that breastfeeding goals are met. This includes addressing any emerging challenges and adjusting care plans as needed.
Our Lactation Counselors
Lactation counselors are trained to assist with:
Breastfeeding Education: lactation counselors are trained in the basics of breastfeeding education. They provide valuable information on breastfeeding techniques, positioning, and infant nutrition.
Support and Encouragement: lactation counselors offer support and encouragement to new parents as they begin their breastfeeding journey. They help build confidence and answer common breastfeeding questions.
Latch and Positioning Assistance: lactation counselors can assist with initial latch and positioning to ensure a comfortable breastfeeding experience for both parent and baby.
Basic Troubleshooting: lactation counselors can address common breastfeeding challenges, such as sore nipples and engorgement. They provide practical solutions and guidance.
Referral to IBCLCs: In cases of more complex or persistent breastfeeding issues, lactation counselors can refer mothers to IBCLCs for in-depth assessment and advanced support.
Community Resources: They often have knowledge of local resources and support groups for breastfeeding families, helping connect new parents to additional support networks.
Be sure to check out our Milk Moms OKC group for free community support.