There's an international code many lactation professionals and baby-friendly hospitals are trying to follow, and it impacts how products related to breastfeeding and pumping are marketed to the public. Learn more about the code and how the WHO Code impacts moms here in the United States.
The concept seems easy. Baby is hungry, put him to the breast and feed him, right? But we all know breastfeeding isn’t always that simple. And that’s when we turn to the professionals: lactation educators, counselors and consultants who can help overcome issues that come our way. So, what are some of the most common questions we ask these professionals? And what are the answers to those questions?
You're planning to breastfeed your baby once he arrives. But what happens if your breastfeeding experience doesn't happen as perfectly as you planned? How can a board-certified lactation consultant help you on your journey? What are some of the benefits in adding one to your team of health care providers? Plus, how to find a lactation consultant who best fits you and your breastfeeding needs.
The Affordable Care Act provides comprehensive benefits for pregnant and post-partum women including breastfeeding equipment and counseling from trained lactation consultants. How can you get the help you need to support your breastfeeding goals?