Per Diem (United States of America)
The Lactation Consultant is responsible for providing safe, family centered patient care by assessing, planning, implementing, and evaluating lactation capability and care planning for the mother-infant breastfeeding dyad and family partners in care. Coordinates and communicates with other members of the health care team. Provides direct and indirect patient care as well as serving as a lactation subject matter expert and resource for other members of the healthcare team.
- Assess patients' lactation needs by obtaining medical history of mother infant dyad.
- Educate and assists breastfeeding mothers and families to foster a successful breastfeeding experience.
- Evaluating patient's response to care and initiates independent and /or collaborative changes where appropriate.
- Research mother's medication to ensure the safety of breastfeeding for the infant.
- Performs and documents initial and ongoing breastfeeding assessment.
- Provides education to maternal child staff to reinforce and update knowledge regarding the lactation process and techniques in a formal setting (NICU and OB core, orient all new nurses in NICU, L and D and Postpartum)
- Facilitates breastfeeding support on daily basis for postpartum, NICU patients in coordination with the nurses.
- Collaborates with Speech Language Therapist and Dieticians.
- Promotes breastfeeding and educates the community in prenatal (Antepartum webinar support group and postpartum periods (in office calls after discharge)
- . Ensures implementation of effective family centered breastfeeding success by ongoing collaboration with pediatrician, neonatologist, obstetrician, and nursing staff.
- Provides and ensures that current literature is available for all patients and nurses.
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