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Lactation Services

  • Lactation Antepartum Consult

  • Lactation Postpartum Consult

**Serving Denver and South Metro areas. Please note there is a trip charge of $45 per scheduled shift for any round trip drive time over 1 hour.**

What is a Lactation Consultant?

How Can a Lactation Consultant Help Me?

What Kind of Training Does a Lactation Consultant Have?

A lactation consultant is a health professional who specializes in breastfeeding.  Lactation consultants can teach you how to breastfeed, provide information, and help you manage breastfeeding problems.

Lactation consultants can help you with breastfeeding by:

  • Assisting with positioning of the baby and ensuring your baby has the correct latch to transfer adequate amounts of milk.

  • Teaching hunger cues to know when your baby needs to breastfeed and how to know if your baby is getting enough milk.

  • Weighing baby on a hospital grade breastfeeding scale before and after the feeding to assess milk transfer.

  • Providing support on how to increase or keep up your milk supply.

  • Creating a personalized feeding plan for you and your baby.

  • Helping with problems like swollen breasts, painful/cracked nipples, shallow latch or if your baby doesn’t want to feed from the breast. 

  • Providing education on breast pumps to express your milk if your baby is not feeding well at the breast or in preparation for going back to work.


There isn’t any form of standardized lactation consultant training. That means consultants can provide different levels of support depending on how much training they have.

  • Lactation Educators or Counselors  have CLC or CLE written after the lactation consultant's name.  This means they have more limited breastfeeding training. They usually provide education and support but do not diagnose or treat health related problems. They may refer you to a qualified lactation specialist called an IBCLC.

  • IBCLE Certified Lactation Consultants have IBCLC written after the lactation consultant’s name.  This means that they’ve been certified by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (IBLCE). These specialist consultants have met advanced educational and training requirements and passed a demanding exam to get the certification. They also must update their knowledge every year and retake their certification exams every five years. The IBLCE certification is a recognized certification that you can look for when you want someone to diagnose and treat health issues related to breastfeeding. 

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