Support is key to the success of any breastfeeding relationship. It truly takes a village! Use the links and resources below to find a lactation professional or breastfeeding support group near you.
Why an IBCLC?
An Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) is a highly trained lactation professional. IBCLCs spend hundreds of hours studying the biology and best practice of lactation, and are certified by the IBLCE, which establishes the highest standards in lactation and breastfeeding care worldwide. There are many wonderful CLE and CLCs out there, but IBCLCs undergo a uniquely rigorous and thorough course of training to receive their certification. Overall, their knowledge tends to be more complete and up to date.
Savannah, GA Resources
We have 3 IBCLCs (all in the Savannah/Statesboro area of GA) in the Milky Mommas group. These ladies are amazing and can literally turn your breastfeeding relationship from a nightmare into a dream come true:
Helen Pastures https://www.facebook.com/LatchSAV/
Find an IBCLC in Your Area
La Leche League
There are local La Leche League meetings in every state. Many groups have local Facebook pages.
See link below to find your local group:
- Call the Leader Locator at 847-519-7730. This number provides access to an automated system for finding LLL Leaders in the US by entering a local zip code. In Canada, call 800-665-4324, or 514-LA-LECHE for a French-speaking Leader.
- If you are unable to find a Group or Leader near you, 24-hour breastfeeding help is available toll-free in the US from the LLL Breastfeeding Helpline-US at 877-4-LALECHE (877-452-5324).
If you are local to Savannah GA, here is the LLL of Sav page: https://www.facebook.com/lllsavannah.
The mission of Breastfeeding USA is to provide evidence-based breastfeeding information and support, and to promote breastfeeding as the biological and cultural norm.
Find a Breastfeeding USA group in your area:
How to Become an IBCLC
If you are interested in becoming an IBCLC, you can find more information here:
If you have worked with an incredible IBCLC or LLL in your area, feel free to share their link with us. The more resources we have, the more support our fellow Milky Mommas will have on their amazing breastfeeding journey.