Why see an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant?
The credentials of IBCLC is considered the gold standard for lactation consultants and is the only credential recognized by hospitals and most insurance companies for reimbursement. An IBCLC does NOT provide medical advice, prescribe medications, or diagnose and treat medical conditions. However, an IBCLC DOES recognize abnormal breastfeeding situations affecting mother and/or baby. An IBCLC is part of your and your baby's health care team who can assess, manage, identify options, and create a care plan for the following issues: