In today's episode, Jacqueline answers a listener question: "Hey Jacqueline, would you consider doing a podcast on what working with an IBCLC should look like? I hear from so many moms that have a breastfeeding issue like low supply or nursing strike. They have tried ‘everything’ under the sun and hired an IBCLC or LC too, but their issue just doesn’t improve. And now their back to hacking it alone or stopping all together. What is reasonable to expect from an IBCLC and what should they do if they can’t solve your issue? It would be really cool if a standard of care existed (even if it’s just one IBCLC’s opinion) so people could evaluate the care they have received."
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In today's episode, Jacqueline Kincer IBCLC is exploring the definitions and differences in the various lactation/breastfeeding certifications and credentials. All too often, families are told they are working with a "lactation consultant", but unfortunately that doesn't mean they are always seeing an IBCLC. Listen to this episode to understand the differences between IBCLC, CLC, CLEC, CLE, and more of the alphabet soup of lactation credentials!
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Today is Juneteenth 2020, the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States, and I'm talking to Maxine Robinson, IBCLC, owner of Queens Lactation about the issues African American mothers face in the healthcare system, culturally, and with breastfeeding. Maxine is a wealth of information with incredibly in-depth experience as a health educator for many years. She's seen it, lived it, and is working to change it. I promise you will learn so much about the issues facing black mothers--this is a must listen!