What is a Certified Lactation Counselor?
A Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC) is a medical professional that is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and certified by the Academy of Lactation Policy and Practice. At Siena Pediatrics, Allie will utilize her knowledge as CLC to able to assist breastfeeding parents obtain lactation skills, knowledge, and approaches that are essential to achieving lactation goals for families. Using the most up to date evidence-based medicine, our team approach keeps your baby’s health as utmost priority. During a lactation visit with our CLC, she is able to:
•Apply individualized management for breastfeeding
•Assess latch and the feeding process, including weighted feeds
•Monitor and provide support for growth and newborn weight gain
•Provide corrective interventions for latch, feeding, and growth
•Counsel parents and apply knowledge of milk production and composition
•Make appropriate referrals when necessary