Lactation consultants offer a broad range of services, which include everything from
- teaching a new mum how to hold and position her baby on the breast,
- assess the suck, swallow, breathing and tongue function of an infant,
- help increase or decrease milk supply, and
- help manage nipple and breast pain, feeding difficulties and breast infections.
They can also devise special feeding strategies for premature babies, multiples, or infants with medical conditions such as heart disorders, cleft palate or tongue ties.
Referrals are not required.