The Lactation Consultant: A New Profession


  • Margot Edwards R.N., M.A.

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    1. Margot Edwards, R.N., M.A., is a free lance writer and women's health counselor with a private practice in self-help, research, and referral.
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In the wake of the Surgeon General's Report, Breastfeeding & Human Lactation, interest in lactation counseling has grown. University-based clinical and training programs have expanded, as has the private practice of lactation counseling. Lactation counselors counsel women with breastfeeding problems, give in-service training programs, provide liaison services with employers and community agencies, and carry on training programs for lactation counselors.