Lactation Consultants can be a blessing for mothers to be and new moms who are entering the journey of parenthood. While lactation consultants are not always necessary, they are very helpful when there are difficulties or complex problems while breastfeeding an infant that isn’t resolving on their own. That is when lactation consultants can offer professional help. Also, breastfeeding advice is not one-size-fits-all. Every situation between a mother and baby is unique and different. Also nowadays lactation courses and classes are offered as pregnancy tips for first-time moms, so most mothers are already aware of breastfeeding advantages, latching positions, breast milk advantages, myths, etc.
While social media is home to many practitioners who share their knowledge on breastfeeding and lactation through their content and videos, here are a few lactation consultants who should be following if you are on your way to motherhood seeking pregnancy tips for first-time moms, or just seeking more knowledge on the subject.
Arushi is a certified lactation consultant from Jaipur and is a part of the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners. She offers online and offline consultation.
Dr. Neha is a Childbirth Educator and IYCF specialist. She is also the COO Akkarbakkar HQ and has Co-authored the book Vijyant at Kargil Penguin India
Quite popular on social media, Swati is a psychologist specializing in sex education and parenting along with lactation counseling through her online and offline workshops and sessions.
Anupama Kumar Vijayanand
Anupama’s award-winning, Vriksham Pregnancy Care Education “Social Enterprise” offers online classes & offline classes (Tiruppur, Coimbatore), for fellow women on pre-pregnancy, prenatal, early-pregnancy, pregnancy, child-birth, infant-care and breastfeeding.
Prutha Pai Panandiker
A certified lactation professional from Goa, Prutha provides support to breastfeeding mothers all across India, helping them with complete knowledge on breastfeeding and everything that encompasses motherhood.
Archana Shroff – CLP
A certified lactation professional, Archana offers breastfeeding pumping support along with lactation counselling and prenatal & postpartum nutrition through online and offline sessions.
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