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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 […]

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