Dana is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), which is the highest lactation credential. She also holds the prestigious lactation credentials of Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC) and Certified Clinical Lactationist (CCL).
What exactly is an IBCLC?
Good question! According to the International Lactation Consultant Association, "IBCLCs have a unique body of knowledge and skill to provide breastfeeding and lactation care in routine and high-risk situations. The availability of IBCLCs increases breastfeeding rates, which, in turn, improves the health outcomes of the community, nation, and the world."
So what does that mean for you?
As an IBCLC, I have the clinical training and expertise to support you in your breastfeeding journey and help you achieve your breastfeeding goals. Some common issues that I can help with are:
- breastfeeding questions
- latch and positioning
- nipple pain/trauma
- low/under supply
- weight gain concerns
- tongue or lip tie affecting breastfeeding
- fussy babies
- twins (or more!) - this one is near and dear to my heart :)
- returning to work planning
- prenatal breastfeeding planning
If you're not sure if an IBCLC is right for you, please do reach out and I can help you determine if I can be of service!