During Pregnancy is a good time to think about breastfeeding. This is the time to learn the facts about breastfeeding and how it works. Breastfeeding can be a choice that you make that will not only be a huge benefit for the baby but a huge benefit for yourself. Breastfeeding will help babies get off to a good start in life.
Learning about the different types of breastfeeding is key during pregnancy. There are professionals such as Certified Lactation Counselors (CLC) that a trained to teach about breastfeeding through an evidence-based approach. Lactation counselors are a valuable part of the lactation team.
International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLC) are “experts” in the field of lactation. They are highly trained professionals who specialize in the clinical management of breastfeeding. Finding an IBCLC or CLC for possible help during breastfeeding can be a decision that will help you on the breastfeeding journey.
The choice to breastfeed belongs to you. During pregnancy is one of the best times to think about breastfeeding. Interviewing IBCLCs and talking to your healthcare provider about breastfeeding can set you up for success.