Make a Referral to the Lactation Foundation

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Healthcare professionals can make a referral to the Lactation Foundation in three different ways.

Feel free to use your own referral form or use the Lactation Foundation’s Lactation Consultant Referral Form.

Reasons to Refer to a Lactation Consultant

  • Prenatal breastfeeding consultation
  • Prematurity
  • Difficulty in feeding at the breast
  • Low or slow weight gain
  • Congenital anomalies
  • Breast/nipple pain during breastfeeding
  • Insufficient milk supply
  • Questions about breastfeeding
  • Any factors that increase risk of breastfeeding difficulty

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For more information on the role of IBCLCs in the healthcare team, visit About Lactation Consultants or the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners website.


Refer a client to a nurse practitioner IBCLC for additional workup and/or treatment related to lactation issues (e.g., imaging, labs, milk cultures, prescriptions, etc.) This referral pathway is for cases in which you will continue to be the patient’s primary IBCLC, and we will collaborate with you to help your client reach their goals.