Maternity and Lactation Specialists

Grisel Gigato, Lactation Nurse with the Center for Women and Infants at South Miami Hospital, says a lactation specialist teaches moms to breast-feed, and the benefits of the best nutrition they can offer the baby and the great bond they can have with their kids while breast feeding. She explains lactation consults are ordered by the physician or the nurse. The Lactation specialist asks the mom if she had a chance to read up on breast-feeding or take breast-feeding classes and depending on what they answer, they know what they need to focus on.

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