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The Nine Roles of a Lactation Consultant

The following are the nine roles of a lactation consultant as defined by the International Lactation Consultant Association (ILCA). Advocate: The IBCLC is the advocate for breastfeed¬ing women, infants, children, families, and communities (IBLCE, 2003, 2008; ILCA, 2006). The IBCLC role is integral to the function of the mother’s and infant’s healthcare team. Clinical Expert: […]

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