Additional Healthcare Service

Lactation Consulting

What is Lactation Consulting
IHA's International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLC) provide you with the expertise you need before, during and after your baby is born to ensure that you have the support and education you need to feel comfortable and confident in your decision to breastfeed. New mothers may receive initial instruction through our monthly breastfeeding classes. Click here to download the flyer. As an additional resource for expectant parents, St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor Family Birth Center offers Prenatal Classes & Tours. Lactation consultants are also available by appointment at their office location to provide mothers with optional one-on-one breastfeeding assistance. An IBCLC is a highly skilled health professional with special knowledge and ability to handle many types of breastfeeding issues including, but not limited to: Basic breastfeeding education Support and encouragement Help to continue with breastfeeding after returning to work or school Latch-on problems Sore nipples or engorgement Slow weight gain of infant Insufficient breast milk Medical conditions such as prematurity, Downs syndrome, cleft lip and/or palate Breastfeeding multiples Breastfeeding is an important and rewarding experience for many mothers. At IHA, our lactation consultants provide breastfeeding support consistent with the recommendations of both the American Academy of Pediatrics and the International Board of Certified Lactation Consultants. An IBCLC is certified by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners Inc. under the direction of the US National Commission for Certifying Agencies. We also offer same day and/or next-day appointments with IHA Breastfeeding Medicine Specialists. This is a specialized practice providing comprehensive breastfeeding evaluation and treatment for mother and baby by a breastfeeding medicine physician, Lisa A. Hammer, MD, IBCLC.
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  • Janet Hammer, RN, IBCLC
  • Susan Morris, RN, IBCLC