IHA's International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLC) provide you with the expertise you need before, during and after your baby is born to ensure that you have the support and education you need to feel comfortable and confident in your decision to breastfeed. New mothers may receive initial instruction through our monthly breastfeeding classes. Click here to download the flyer.
Lactation consultants are also available by appointment at their office location to provide mothers with optional one-on-one breastfeeding assistance. An IBCLC is a highly skilled health professional with special knowledge and ability to handle many types of breastfeeding issues including, not not limited to:
- Basic breastfeeding education
- Support and encouragement
- Help continuing with breastfeeding after returning to work or school
- Latch-on problems
- Sore nipples or engorgement
- Slow weight gain of infant
- Insufficient breast milk
- Medical conditions such as prematurity, Downs syndrome, cleft lip and/or palate
- Breastfeeding multiples
Breastfeeding is an important and rewarding experience for many mothers. At IHA, our lactation consultants provide breastfeeding support consistent with the recommendations of both the American Academy of Pediatrics and the International Board of Certified Lactation Consultants. An IBCLC is certified by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners Inc. under the direction of the US National Commission for Certifying Agencies.
Our Lactation ConsultantsOur lactation consultants are pediatric nurse practitioners as well as IBCLC certified. Your child does not have to be a patient of the office for you to make an appointment with one of our lactation consultants. To learn more about our IBCLC certified lactation consultants, or schedule an appointment, please click their name below or call their office.
Marissa DaSilva, CNP, IBCLC at IHA Pediatric Healthcare - Arbor Park
Patricia Reckling, CNP, IBCLC at IHA Pediatric Healthcare - Canton
Wendy Storey, CNP, IBCLC at IHA Pediatric Healthcare - Canton
Kelly Strickler, CNP, IBCLC at IHA Child Health - Ann Arbor
Kristen Upton, CNP, IBCLC at IHA Livingston Pediatrics
Sherrill Black is a LPN OB/Triage specialist and IBCLC certified. She is located at IHA Associates in Gynecology & Obstetrics - Arbor Park and is accepting appointments.
We also offer appointments with IHA Breastfeeding Medicine Specialists. Learn more.