What is a lactation consultant?
There are important differences between breastfeeding counsellors and lactation consultants.
- are health professionals
- hold an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) qualification
- work in hospitals and child health services, or in private practice.
What does a lactation consultant do?
A Lactation Consultant will visit you at home for an hour consult. This may include follow up visits or telephone assistance. The fees are more than $50 per hour.
How do I become a Lactation consultant
We do not train lactation consultants, but you can contact International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners for more information.
Find a lactation consultant
To find a private lactation consultant
- Click to Find a consultant in Australia or NZ
Lactation consultants also work in the public health system in some maternity hospitals and child health services.