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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 breast/chestfeeding education, counseling, support, advice, and clinical and hands-on care to parents and their babies during pregnancy, birth and throughout the breast/chestfeeding relationship. They are clinically trained to help manage the normal and not-normal breast/chestfeeding 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 breast/chestfeeding education, counseling and support to parents and their families during pregnancy, birth, and throughout the breast/chestfeeding relationship. They are trained to help parents through normal breast/chestfeeding situations.

Why do I need Breast/chestfeeding support?

  • Parents 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 parents find answers to questions regarding what is normal in the breast/chestfeeding relationship.
  • Many Lactation providers offer free support groups for parents and their babies.
  • Lactation Consultants can help parents 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 parent and baby’s care providers for more complete and evidenced-based care.

Members

Name

Services

City

Phone

Info

Services
Birth Doula, Childbirth Education, Breastfeeding Support, Postpartum Doula
City
Oceanside
Phone Number
442-266-2272
Services
Breastfeeding Support, Newborn Care Specialist, Postpartum Doula
City
Carlsbad
Phone Number
(760)415-8447
Services
Babywearing, Breastfeeding Support, Postpartum Doula
City
Santee
Phone Number
6197153000
INFO

Certified Postpartum Doula

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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
Black-Owned Business, Childbirth Education, Holistic Care, Breastfeeding Support, 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
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
Acupuncture, Fertility, Holistic Care, Breastfeeding Support, Physical Therapy/Body Work
City
San Diego
Phone Number
619-786-3329
Services
Breastfeeding Support, Parent & Baby Educators, Postpartum Doula
City
San Diego
Phone Number
(619) 786-0493
INFO

A trusted member of your postpartum support team to bring ease, comfort, healing and some laughs too

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Services
Breastfeeding Support, Midwifery, Montrice, Placenta Services, Postpartum Doula
City
San Diego
Phone Number
(858) 221-6040
INFO

Midwife, Postpartum Doula and Monitrice. Specializes in multiples!

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Services
Functional Medicine, Holistic Care, Breastfeeding Support, Nutritionists
City
San Diego
Phone Number
(619) 784- 3118

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San Diego CA 92123

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