LACTATION CONSULTATION & EDUCATION
Aspects of Clinical Application:
Promotes best-practice standards of care through education and engagement in co-occupation of breastfeeding/pumping.
Provides reinforcement, support, adaptive strategies, and compensatory techniques for mothers seeking assistance, intervention, and solutions for the task of breastfeeding/pumping challenges, difficulties, or barriers
Promotes the active engagement in breastfeeding/pumping to achieve infant-maternal bonding and improved developmental outcomes of infant.
Determines biopsychosocial adaptations and interventions to optimize occupational performance, engagement, and perceived success in day-to-day living while engaged in the ongoing ADL of breastfeeding/pumping.
Potential Certifications/Specialized Training:
International Lactation Consultant Association
International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) considered the 'gold standard'
Lactation Education Consultants
Certified Lactation Specialist (CLS)
(recognized as a stepping stone to the IBCLC)
Academy of Lactation Policy and Practice
Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC)
Certified Lactation Educator ™ (CLE®)
Certified Breastfeeding Counselor (CBC)
Interested in beginning a career in Lactation Consultation and Education?
Check out the Blog section to read the duel interview with Dairian Roberts, MS, OTR/L, CLEC, NCS & Marissa Yahil, MS OT, OTR/L, CBS -- founders of The Lactation OT to see how they got going in this practice specialty.