What’s a CLC?

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What is a Certified Lactation Counselor?

“The credentialed CLC has demonstrated the knowledge and skill to: • Construct and maintain conditions that predispose mothers and babies to an uncomplicated breastfeeding experience through counseling,education and support. • Monitor and evaluate behavioral, cultural and social conditions predisposing mothers and babies to an uncomplicated breastfeeding experience. • Assess for, monitor and evaluate physical conditions that predispose mothers and babies to a complex breastfeeding experience. • Monitor and evaluate behavioral, cultural and social conditions that predispose mothers and babies to complex breastfeeding experiences • Identify and advocate for aspects of breastfeeding management programs that facilitate optimal health outcomes. • Assess breastfeeding using a multi-faceted approach. • Use counseling skills and techniques that are supportive to breastfeeding mothers and babies. • Identify and advocate for public health strategies that serve to protect breastfeeding • Coordinate care consistent with standards of professional ethics and behavior.

To learn more or to find a CLC in your area please call The Academy of Lactation Policy and Practice (TALPP) at (508) 833 1500 Healthy Children’s or visit the website: http://www.talpp.org”

from The Center for Breastfeeding

 

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