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Expert In-Home Breastfeeding Support 

An in-home breastfeeding consult covers assessment and all of your questions.

A breastfeeding quickie!

Get personalized help through video chat.

A pumping consultation will provide a plan for a smooth transition back to work.

Take a pre-natal breastfeeding class to learn how to prepare and what to expect.

SERVING LOS ANGELES

SINCE 2009

Skilled breastfeeding guidance without judgment

You and your baby deserve a rewarding and pain-free breastfeeding experience. Los Angeles Lactation is the gold standard in breastfeeding support. Since 2009, Lora Luczywo, IBCLC, has been helping families meet their breastfeeding goals through gentle guidance without judgment. Clients are provided compassionate support and trusted information along with an individualized care plan to address challenges while keeping in mind the client's specific goals and needs. 

What is an IBCLC?

An IBCLC has the most experience and training...

IBCLC stands for International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. An IBCLC is the highest level breastfeeding professional you can find anywhere in the world. The term "Lactation Consultant" is not used by IBCLCs alone. There are other certifications like CBE, CBS, CLC, CLE which are limited in their scope of practice. It is an important distinction to make because in Los Angeles you can hire an IBCLC for the same price you would pay for someone with a much lesser credential. Here is a quick breakdown of the differences between credentials:

IBCLC

  • Degree in health sciences or 14 college level health-related prerequisites

  • Minimum 300 hours of hands-on clinical practice with breastfeeding moms

  • Minimum 90 hours lactation specific education

  • Successful completion of board exam

  • Minimum 75 hours continuing education every 5 years

  • Qualified to treat complex breastfeeding/lactation issues

CBE, CBS, CLC, CLE

  • No degree or prerequisites

  • No hands on experience

  • Minimum 20 hours lactation-specific education

  • No board exam

  • Qualified to give basic positioning/latch breastfeeding guidance and teach prenatal classes

  • Has ethical responsibility to refer clients to an IBCLC when problems aren't remedied easily or quickly

My colleague Rachel O'Brien has a great article on becoming an IBCLC and why the certification is so important.