The lactation consultant can provide education and resources to help mothers understand how breastfeeding works and how to properly care for and feed their newborns.
This may include information on proper latch and positioning, how to identify when the newborn is getting enough milk, and how to increase milk supply if needed.
In addition to providing support and guidance related to breastfeeding, the lactation consultant may also provide support and guidance on other aspects of infant feeding, such as how to bottle-feed or how to safely introduce solid foods.
The lactation consultant may work with mothers in a variety of settings, including in hospitals, clinics, or in the home.
It is important for the lactation consultant to be sensitive to the unique needs and circumstances of each mother, and to provide a safe, supportive, and non-judgmental environment for the mother to ask questions and seek support.
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