Baby carriers, baby slings, breast pumps, nipple shields, nursing bras, hands-free bras, nursing clothing, nursing covers, nipple creams and lotions… so much to think about and make decisions about! New mothers are not expected to be the experts on all of these various items that can come up in everyday conversations about parenting and breastfeeding, or that you see in all the big-box stores with aisle upon aisle of products.
That’s the job of a well-practiced, up-to-date International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) whose practice is built on current research and evidence. To find an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant near you, go to http://www.ilca.org/why-ibclc/falc
By Kathy Parkes