We are mammals.

What is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant?

An International Board Certified Lactation Consultant® (IBCLC®) is a healthcare professional who specializes in the clinical management of breastfeeding.

Lactation Consultants are the only healthcare providers who are specifically trained and experienced in breastfeeding. They have to go through intensive training and pass an International Board exam. You wouldn’t take your car to someone who is just “familiar” with it, why would you do so with your breastfeeding!

We are mammals.

I strongly believe in the fact that we are mammals! (duh!)

According to that, we should not be having this many problems around breastfeeding.
In the many years of my midwifery practice in Iran, I never confronted so many challenges, especially in the villages (almost none!) So why is it that there are so many here you ask? It’s mainly the approach to breastfeeding.

As Dr. Christina Smillie, IBCLC, says:

“Breastfeeding WAS simple before we started making it complicated. Our left-brained instructions and rules can impede the mother’s innate abilities to interact with and learn from her infant.”

One of the families I was helping recently had seen other lactation consultants but they soon realized my approach was different and the dad gave me a new title “Lactation Enabler”!! He said I wasn’t just giving instructions, but was enabling the mom and showing them how their newborn was capable of breastfeeding (like all other mammals!)

Remember: BREASTFEEDING SHOULD NOT HURT!!!! Not even in the beginning!

Craniosacral Therapy

 

I also bring in my Craniosacral Therapy skills into the breastfeeding support (if the family wants of course). The marriage of these two skills is mind blowing!!! Most of the times, a difficult labor can bring on breastfeeding challenges. There might be some tension or tightness in baby’s head, neck, and shoulders, or an emotional trauma. A gentle touch of Craniosacral therapy can help release them and resolve breastfeeding issues.

For more information on Craniosacral Therapy, please click here for Touch and Heal.

    “We’re Mammals“ focuses on the newborn’s innate ability to breastfeed.
    Demonstrating baby’s feeding tools and the fact that they can breastfeed at least as good as a kitten can!

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