A lactation consultant or specialist is often a nurse who has been trained to teach and advise women about breast-feeding. Lactation consultants may be associated with birth units in hospitals.
Lactation consultants are often most helpful for women who:
|Primary Medical Reviewer||Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine|
|Specialist Medical Reviewer||Mary Robbins, RNC, IBCLC - Lactation Consultant|
|Last Revised||April 3, 2013|
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