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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, Physical Therapy/Body Work
City
Encinitas
Phone Number
202-525-0599
Services
Babywearing, Childbirth Education, Chiropractic, Craniosacral Therapy, Breastfeeding Support, Nutritionists
City
San Diego
Phone Number
619-992-5592
Services
Birth Doula, Holistic Care, Breastfeeding Support, Midwifery, Newborn Care Specialist, Placenta Services, Postpartum Doula, Yoga and Fitness
City
San Diego
Phone Number
6193454367
INFO

Personalized Midwifery Care, Homebirth, VBAC, Waterbirth & Baby's Breath (NRP) Workshops

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Services
Breastfeeding Support, Photography, Postpartum Doula, Yoga and Fitness
City
La Jolla
Phone Number
619-405-7035
INFO

Daytime Postpartum Doula

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Services
Babywearing, Breastfeeding Support, Mental Health and Support, Nutritionists, Postpartum Doula
City
Encinitas
Phone Number
(760) 652-9296
INFO

One Moon Doula Services provides Postpartum Doula Services in San Diego

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Services
Birth Doula, Childbirth Education, Breastfeeding Support, Lactation Consultants - Educators
City
Santee
Phone Number
619-980-0697
Services
Birth Doula, Childbirth Education, Breastfeeding Support
City
Carlsbad, Encinitas, Oceanside, San Diego,
Phone Number
7604293524
Services
Holistic Care, Breastfeeding Support, Midwifery, Montrice
City
San Diego
Phone Number
858-278-2930
Services
Birth Art, Birth Doula, Breastfeeding Support, Lactation Consultants - Educators, Photography, Placenta Services, Postpartum Doula
City
San Diego + surrounding areas
Phone Number
619-398-5683
INFO

A fully nurturing, supportive, special experience for new mothers as a family is born together...

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Services
Birth Centers, Birth Doula, Childbirth Education, Holistic Care, Breastfeeding Support, Lactation Consultants - Educators, Midwifery, OB/GYN, Placenta Services
City
San Diego
Phone Number
6192990840
INFO

First State Licensed, Nationally Accredited Birth Center in California, Specializing in Water Births

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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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