Breastfeeding is an ideal way to initiate good parent/child relationships. The loving help and support of the father enables the mother to focus on mothering so that together the parents develop a closer relationship which strengthens the family and thus the whole fabric of society.
At the Family Collection, we believe that mothering through breastfeeding deepens a mother's understanding and acceptance of the responsibilities and rewards of her special role in the family. As a woman grows in mothering, she grows as a human being, and every other role she may fill in her lifetime is enriched by these insights she brings to it from her experiences as a mother.
"An International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) is a health care professional who specializes in the clinical management of breastfeeding. IBCLC's are certified by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners, Inc. under the direction of the US National Commission for Certifying Agencies. IBCLC's work in a wide variety of health care settings, including hospitals, pediatric offices, public health clinics, and private practice." (ILCA 2013)
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