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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
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, 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
Birth Doula, Fertility, Holistic Care, Breastfeeding Support, Lactation Consultants - Educators, Mental Health and Support, Midwifery, Montrice, Newborn Care Specialist, OB/GYN, Placenta Services
City
San Diego
Phone Number
619-309-6409
INFO

Complete Maternity Care, Well Woman, Insemination, & Teen Sexual Health Advocate

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Services
Breastfeeding Support, Postpartum Doula
City
San Diego
Phone Number
6198185334
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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
Services
Birth Doula, Breastfeeding Support, Placenta Services, Postpartum Doula, Yoga and Fitness
City
San Diego
Phone Number
360.868.4336
INFO

Nice to meet you! I'm Javiera and I am certified in pre & postnatal yoga teacher and doula.

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Services
Dentist, Breastfeeding Support, Lactation Consultants - Educators, Newborn Care Specialist, Pediatrician
City
San Diego
Phone Number
8584809454
INFO

Helping Mothers Breastfeed Better!

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Services
Birth Doula, Craniosacral Therapy, Fertility, Functional Medicine, Holistic Care, Breastfeeding Support, Massage Therapy, Newborn Care Specialist, Osteopath, Physical Therapy/Body Work, Postpartum Doula, Yoga and Fitness
City
San Diego
Phone Number
619-894-6884
INFO

specializing in pelvic floor&abdomen, uterine massage, pelvic steam,treating parent&baby

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