Breastfeeding might be a natural thing, but it doesn’t always come naturally. This is where lactation consultants can help.
Saskatchewan Health Authority employs International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLC) in some hospitals, home visit programs, and public health offices around the province. These breastfeeding specialists provide education and assessments to new moms, and help them work through any feeding concerns they may have.
Erika Broome (right), a Registered Nurse and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant in Prince Albert, assists a mom, dad and
baby with breastfeeding.
“Getting started with breastfeeding can be a difficult process, for some mothers. There’s a lot to learn in the first few days after giving birth. We help new moms figure out what will work for them and their baby, to ensure they have the best outcome possible,” says Shannon Skinner, an RN, IBCLC with the Saskatchewan Health Authority.
More information on lactation consultants in Saskatchewan can be found at:
Saskatchewan Lactation Consultants Association