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Breastfeeding Support

What are Lactation Consultants, Specialists, and Educators?

Lactation Consultants are International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (or IBCLC) and are the recognized professional authority in lactation care. They give breastfeeding education, counseling, support, advice, and clinical and hands-on care to mothers and their babies during pregnancy, birth and throughout the breastfeeding relationship. They are clinically trained to help manage the normal and not-normal breastfeeding situations and challenges that may arise. There are both private practice and in-hospital Lactation Consultants that offer a variety of services.

Lactation Specialists (and Educators and Counselors) are specialists who have gone through basic training, and can give breastfeeding education, counseling and support to mothers and their families during pregnancy, birth and throughout the breastfeeding relationship. They are trained to help mothers through normal breastfeeding situations.
Why do I need Breastfeeding support?

  • Mothers are more successful meeting their breastfeeding goals when they have support among their families, community, and professionals.
  • Lactation Specialists and Consultants often offer prenatal education and support for expectant families.
  • Lactation Specialists and Consultants can help mothers find answers to questions regarding what is normal in the breastfeeding relationship.
  • Many Lactation providers offer free support groups for breastfeeding mothers and their babies.
  • Lactation Consultants can help mothers when more serious challenges arise, such as sore nipples, infections, tongue tie, low supply, over supply, etc.
  • Lactation Consultants and some Specialists work with the mother’s and baby’s care providers for more complete and evidenced-based care.

Members

Name

Services

City

Phone

Info

Services
Postpartum Doula
City
Santee
Phone Number
6197153000
Services
Birth Doula, Breastfeeding Support, Newborn Care Specialist
City
La Mesa
Phone Number
6195673390
INFO

Personal birth professional support from pregnancy to 6 weeks postpartum.

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Services
Birth Doula, Postpartum Doula
City
Hollywood
Phone Number
8183214901
INFO

My goal as a doula is to help all birthing people feel safe, respected, and empowered.

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Services
Birth Doula, Holistic Care, Physical Therapy/Body Work, Postpartum Doula
City
Coronado
Phone Number
5163133494
INFO

Alison is able to help you on your journey in motherhood whether your prenatal, in labor, postpartum

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Services
Mental Health and Support
City
San Diego
Phone Number
(858)683-3793
INFO

A therapeutic + educational healing space that integrates a holistic approach.

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Services
Yoga and Fitness
City
San Diego
Phone Number
6192289516
INFO

Specializing in diastasis recti prevention and repair, core engagement and pelvic floor awareness

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Services
Birth Doula, Childbirth Education, Lactation Consultants - Educators, Midwifery
City
San Diego
Phone Number
619-791-2610 x301
INFO

Free prenatal & childbirth education, postpartum & breastfeeding support

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Services
Independent Ultrasound Services
City
San Diego
Phone Number
6195468005
INFO

Medical Ultrasound Services including Fetal, Breast, Gynecological, Thyroid, Abdominal and Vascular

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Services
Parent & Baby Educators
City
San Diego
Phone Number
9482804500
Services
Fertility, Holistic Care, Mental Health and Support
City
San Diego
INFO

Conscious, Embodied and Unstoppable

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San Diego Birth Network

3944 Murphy Canyon Rd C-200
San Diego CA 92123

619-387-8411

info@sandiegobirthnetwork.org

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