Q&A: Finding a Lactation Consultant?

How do I go about finding a lactation consultant in my area?
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By Nancy Mohrbacher, IBCLC, FILCA, Lactation Specialist
Updated March 2, 2017
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When you’re hunting for a lactation consultant, try to find one that uses “IBCLC” as part of her title — this means she’s been certified by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners.

Your OB/GYN or pediatrician may have a good referral, and your local hospital may even have an IBCLC (or several) on staff. If not, check with your local La Leche League International — the organization keeps lists of IBCLCs in most regions. (Find your local La Leche International leader by calling (847) 519-7730.) You can also look for a local lactation consultant using the directory on this site— just click on your area on the map to see the listings.

Please note: The Bump and the materials and information it contains are not intended to, and do not constitute, medical or other health advice or diagnosis and should not be used as such. You should always consult with a qualified physician or health professional about your specific circumstances.

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