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  • Suzette Benecke RN, CLE, IBCLC

Why Use an IBCLC (International Board Certified Lactation Consultant)?

For women who desire to give their babies the very best start in life by breastfeeding it can be very disheartening when it doesn't come easily. Many women fail to reach their breastfeeding goals simply due to lack of support and information. There is a whole world of knowledge and support out there but often women just don't know where to find it. The term "knowledge is power" was never more true than it is with breastfeeding! The World Wide Web is filled with information, some good and some not so good. International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLCs) are especially trained in what is considered "Best Practice" based on the most current science available. IBCLCs are trained to help with a wide variety of breastfeeding challenges. Some common issues include latching, milk transfer, breastfeeding positions, tongue and lip ties, milk supply, pumping and returning to work. Many IBCLCs teach families prenatally to help them get off to the very best start!

A great organization called Lactation Network will check to see if you prequalify for 3 visits through your insurance company. Click the link below to see if you qualify!

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