Breastfeeding may be nature’s way of feeding our babies, but that doesn’t mean it’s always easy, especially for first-time moms. From mastitis to producing enough milk to getting a good latch, breastfeeding comes with challenges. That is where an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant can become a vital part of the breastfeeding experience.
Generations Family Practice is excited to announce that Dr. Ashley Wofford is now an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant® (IBCLC®). But what does that mean? Some facts about lactation consultants:
“My own children inevitably reveal things that I don’t know enough about, and breastfeeding was no exception. I had a rocky start to breastfeeding with my first child, and was fortunate enough to have outstanding support from our family physician, as well as a local support group run by nurse lactation consultants. Doctors really don’t learn very much about breastfeeding medicine in medical school, and I wanted to offer the best care possible for families. My reward is in helping families overcome obstacles and achieve their breastfeeding goals.“
If you are about to be a new parent, reach out to us to ask about breastfeeding, whether or not your pediatrician is part of Generations Family Practice. For more on this, read our past post: Myths and Facts on Breastfeeding our Babies.