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How Can a Lactation Consultant Help Me?



How can an IBCLC help me? How are they different from the help I would get from my care provider or a public health nurse?


We often see families at the end of their search for answers, feeling confused, frustrated and sleep deprived. Let us break it down for you and prevent a long road of searching for the right help:


1. Care providers have an average of 9 hours of education in Lactation. IBCLCs have 90+ The extensive, specialized, ctraining that IBCLCs have is incomparable.

2. Although some health care workers have taken the 90 hours of lactation education, they are not IBCLCs unless they acquire all additional prerequisites for the designation and pass a board exam. This means that they are not required to continue their education and stay up to date with the latest evidence on lactation and recertify every 5 years. Folks often get outdated, ineffective advice due to this.


3. A private practice IBCLC's focus is entirely on lactation support. Care providers and nurses with the designation have additional tasks and focus when caring for you. Although they can help with small things, they often don't have the time to spend on a full clinical assessment of lactation for you and your baby. This is 1.5-2 hours with Pamela.


4. As a former ECE, our IBCLC, Pamela has a long history in supporting families in a way that suits their needs. She brings non-judgmental, compassionate care to her work as a doula and childbirth educator, which rounds out her practice as an IBCLC - holding professionalism and ethics at a high standard.


Our intentions are to make lactation care as accessible as possible. If you are struggling, please reach out to Pamela at info@soundbirths.ca. Or book online HERE.



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