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Insurance Coverage of IBCLC Care

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) […]

Becoming an IBCLC

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 […]

Top 10 Things to Know About Breastfeeding

  1. 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!

  1. Skin-to-skin contact is powerful.

Skin-to-skin contact […]

You Know You’re the Child of a Lactation Consultant When…

  • While looking at pictures in a farm book, you point out the picture of the cow “breastfeeding” her baby.
  • Your stuffed animals are lined up on your bedroom floor so you can teach them how to “hand express.”
  • The Breastfeeding Atlas has been your bedtime storybook at least a few times.
  • Your friend is a bit horrified to learn that the […]

Is Pain During Breastfeeding Normal?

While sore and damaged nipples are common, they are not an inevitable part of being a breastfeeding mother! Myths surrounding pain and breastfeeding are one of the most common reasons women quit breastfeeding. Mothers are told to tough it out and that the pain will get better with time. Sometimes the pain does get better with time, but there are […]

By | 2018-01-23T01:50:34+00:00 March 15th, 2014|Categories: Breastfeeding issues, IBCLC, Pain|Tags: , , , |0 Comments
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