With a focus on preventive health care, Lactation Consultants (LCs) encourage self-care, empowering parents to make their own decisions, prenatally and postnatally. LCs use a problem solving approach to provide appropriate information, recommendations and referrals. LCs 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