Lactation Consultant

Overview

A lactation consultant (IBCLC) is a healthcare provider that is trained to assess, examine, counsel and treat breastfeeding parents and their breastfeeding babies/children. An International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) has passed a fully accredited, rigorous 4-hour examination set by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (IBCLE). Prerequisites for the board examination include thousands of hours of clinical work and dozens of educational credits in Anatomy & Physiology, Cultural Diversity, Psychology & Counseling, Child Development, Nutrition, among others. The IBCLE certification is recognized as the Gold Standard for health professionals working with breastfeeding women. I use the latest evidence and clinical protocols to inform my care. I work with families that are looking for education, support, reassurance and advice. I work with moms who supplement, exclusively pump, exclusively breastfeed and everything in between. I support breastfeeding families at any stage of lactation – from pregnancy to toddlerhood and beyond.

Common Concerns

  • I support clients with breastfeeding challenges such as tongue tie, nipple pain, baby’s weight gain concerns, latching issues, low milk supply, inverted nipples, mastitis/clogged ducts.
  • I support parents and provide education on topics such as herbs, expressing/storing your milk, using a bottle, using a nipple shield, tandem feeding, returning to work, feeding multiples, starting solids and weaning.
  • I also work with clients prenatally to discuss the basics of breastfeeding so they are prepared and supported before their baby arrives.

Benefits

  1. Clients leave feeling listening to, empowered, supported and knowledgeable on steps to take so they can mitigate any breastfeeding issues or challenges.
  2. This will ensure clients have an enjoyable, sustainable and successful breastfeeding experience.
  3. Clients leave with a sense of relief knowing they are supported via text and email after each visit and have the opportunity to book for a follow up appointment at any time.

Practitioners

  • Naomi Higenbottam

    International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, IBCLC, RN, BScN, CNP, MPH

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    Naomi is a Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), a Registered Nurse and a Holistic Nutritionist (CNP). Naomi has worked with breastfeeding moms for over 5 years. Naomi believes that each individual is unique in their journey to optimal health. She take a holistic approach to health and works with women and families to determine root causes of issues and works together with clients to help them achieve their personal breastfeeding goals.

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