Lactation consultants

What is a lactation consultant?

There are important differences between breastfeeding counsellors and lactation consultants.

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

Lactation consultants also work in the public health system in some maternity hospitals and child health services.