Nurturing Lactation, LLC

Why an IBCLC

Wendy McHale is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) with over 20 years experience in helping breastfeeding mothers.

An International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) is specifically educated in breastfeeding management and counseling to work with families to prevent and solve breastfeeding/chest feeding problems. To become certified, an IBCLC must pass an International Board Exam covering subjects including counseling, anatomy, physiology, endocrinology, nutrition, biochemistry, immunology, pathology, pharmacology and toxicology of both the lactating parent and baby, as well as infant/child growth and development. IBCLCs must recertify every five years to insure they keep their knowledge and skills up to date.


 

Breastfeeding/chest feeding is natural, but it is also a learned skill. Many parents have little to no exposure to other breastfeeding/chest feeding parents before giving birth making it difficult to get off to a good start. A consultation with an IBCLC and the support of other breastfeeding/ chest feeding parents can greatly improve a lactating parent"s chances of successfully breastfeeding/ chest feeding the baby.