Any certified Lactation Consultants here? - page 2

I'm thinking I'd like to get certified as a lactation consultant - I'm a RN (A.S.) I'm not clear on how I'm supposed to get credit hours toward the certification with IBLCE. I went to their... Read More

  1. by   BSNtobe2009
    As a mother, who had never heard of this profession before one walked into my room, the thought never really entered my mind. She more educated me on how to use the breast pump, how often I needed to pump, the nutritional requirements, facts about collosterum (sp). She didn't have to "sell" me on breastfeeding b/c I had already decided to breastfeed my daughter b/c she was a preemie. My daughter was almost 12 months before she was ever sick the first time, and I strongly attribute this to breastfeeding.

    However, I am sure that mothers that are having bonding issues, babies that are difficult to get them to "latch on", and mothers that need to breastfeed preemies that flat out refuse to do so, I am sure the LC's have a very difficult time with these types of cases.