Q: How can I find an international board certified lactation consultant?
A: Call the hospital or birthing center where you will be giving birth to ask if they have an IBCLC [international board certified lactation consultant] on staff that will be available for you should you have concerns or problems.
There are thousands of IBCLCs available to help you. Look for the IBCLC initials after her name to know that she has specialized knowledge that has been earned through thousands of hours of hard work and study. She has met the gold standard.
By Ann Calandro
BSN, RNC, IBCLC Lactation Consultant