Do you need an IBCLC?

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In short, the answer is yes!

Of course, if everything is going fine then maybe not.  By fine I mean you are comfortable and baby is gaining great.  But if you have any issues, any discomfort, any concerns about how your baby is feeding (including if your baby is feeding well) then having a consult visit with an IBCLC is your first priority.  Spending an hour, or maybe two, with someone who knows what ought to be happening and who can effectively evaluate your baby and your feeding can help avoid any potential problems as well as solve any issues you are having now before they get worse.

Oh – those initials mean International Board Certified Lactation Consultant.  That means you’ve gotten the best help you can get!

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