Difference as a CLSP
A Certified Lactation Support Provider (CLSP) plays a crucial role in supporting families throughout their infant feeding journey as they collaborate with International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLCs) and other healthcare providers. Here are some ways in which CLSPs contribute to the field of breast/chestfeeding support.
Education & Training
Provide essential education in breastfeeding, offering workshops and classes for healthcare professionals and the general public, enhancing community knowledge and awareness about lactation.
Outreach & Advocacy
Through community outreach, CLSPs raise breastfeeding awareness, collaborating with IBCLCs & healthcare providers in organizing events and educational sessions, broadening support for lactating families.
CLSPs assist in prenatal education, informing expectant parents about breastfeeding benefits and techniques, and guiding them towards professional lactation care for optimal outcomes.
CLSPs lead lactation support groups, offering a supportive space for parents to share experiences, gain guidance, and ensure referrals to healthcare professionals for specialized care.
Conduct lactation classes covering latch techniques, positioning, recognizing hunger cues, and addressing common challenges, and when to seek additional help from healthcare providers and IBCLCs, thereby enhancing parental breastfeeding knowledge and skills.
Offer expert guidance to tackle typical breastfeeding challenges, including latching issues, minimizing discomfort, and effective breast pump usage. Your advice complements IBCLC's in-depth assistance, ensuring parents receive comprehensive support.
Collaborate with healthcare teams, including IBCLCs, nurses, midwives, and obstetricians, to ensure consistent messaging and support. This collaborative approach helps create a unified front in promoting and supporting lactation within healthcare settings.
CLSPs engage in continuous learning to stay informed about the latest lactation research and best practices, enhancing their collaboration with healthcare teams and contributing to broader professional development on their own and as future IBCLCs.
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