The Affordable Care Act states, “Health insurance plans must provide breastfeeding support, counseling, and equipment for the duration of breastfeeding. These services may be provided before and after birth.” The only exceptions to this are state funded health care plans and grandfathered plans. Especially in Michigan, where IBCLCs (International Board Certified Lactation Consultants) […]
I’ve been where you are. I’ve been in a place where I needed guidance and needed answers. I wasn’t sure if they were actually out there or where to seek them. I felt nervous about seeing someone I didn’t know and investing money in something I wasn’t sure was going to help. I was scared of being judged and made […]
One of the most frequent questions I am asked is how to become a lactation consultant. The term “lactation consultant” is not trademarked. Since anyone can use it, it is important to understand the differences in specific trainings and certifications, as the difference is huge. The Massachusetts Breastfeeding Coalition has good information on the different credentials. IBCLCs (International Board Certified […]
- Mothers and babies are made to breastfeed.
Breastfeeding has endless benefits for both mothers and babies. Babies are born expecting their mother’s milk. Women have breasts so they can make milk and nourish their babies. Babies instinctively find the breast, latch on, and remove milk. Breastfeeding is normal!
- Skin-to-skin contact is powerful.