Lactation Consultants of Southern-& Africa (LACSA) is the professional organisation for Qualified Lactation Consultants in Southern-& Africa.

 

 
Lactation Consultants of Southern-& Africa (LACSA) is the professional organisation for Qualified Lactation consultants.
Lactation Consultants are members of the health care team who have a specialist knowledge of and primary focus on breastfeeding. They are the experts whom mothers and other health professionals turn to when skilled assistance is required.
 
With a focus on preventive health care, Lactation Consultants encourage self-care, empowering parents to make their own decisions, prenatally and postnatally. Lactation Consultants use a problem solving approach to provide appropriate information, recommendations and referrals. Lactation Consultants work in a variety of settings, with a diverse population of families, women and their babies:
  • hospitals
  • maternity units
  • home visits
  • neonatal intensive care units and special care nurseries
  • lactation clinics, maternal and child health services
  • parenting centres
  • private practice as a Lactation Consultant
  • general medical practice, paediatric and obstetric practices
They may also work in other capacities: as a physician, childbirth educator, doula, midwife, nurse or other professional along with their lactation consultant skills.
 
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Please visit the "About / Join" page for more information on becoming a member or contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

If you are looking for breastfeeding help or information please visit the "Find a Lactation Consultant" page for contact details of a Lactation Consultant in your area.