Heather McFadden - Lactation Consultant

Do You Need a Lactation Consultant?

Feeding your infant can be one of the most enjoyable experiences in life but it's not always easy and natural as might be expected. If feeding your infant has become challenging or overwhelming, due to pain, low supply, or poor infant weight gain, an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) can help. By listening to the needs of your family, I strive to find a plan that works best for my clients. I take a non judgemental approach and provide evidence based information in order to give you an individualized care plan unique to your situation.

I offer home visit, virtual consultations, and breastfeeding classes. Please contact me if you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment. I do not take insurance which allows me to devote more time to client care and follow up. I do provide a receipt to submit for possible reimbursement.

What does IBCLC mean? - The International Board Certified Lactation Consultant credential is the highest certification offered in the field of breastfeeding. In order to obtain the IBCLC credential a candidate must complete educational requirements in the Health Sciences, Human Lactation, and Breastfeeding. These courses include Anatomy and Physiology, Psychology, Sociology, Nutrition, Infant and Child Development, and Introduction to Research to name a few. In addition to the educational requirements, candidates are expected to accrue a minimum of 1000 clinical hours where they are directly supervised by experienced IBCLC's. Upon completion of their education and clinical experience they must pass the IBCLC exam set by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (IBLCE).