My name is María Gómez-Cabrero López.
I’m a mother, Lactation Consultant (IBCLC L-87689) and Midwife (Nº Colegiada 26864).
Member of the Spanish Certified Lactation Consultant Association (AECCLM).
Member of the International Lactation Consultant Association (ILCA).
I’m here to help you during your pregnancy, postnatal period and breastfeeding experience until weaning. Let me empower you to make the most of your unique experience.
If you would like to know more about me, read my interview with MumAbroad.
What is an IBCLC?
An International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) is an invaluable asset to breastfeeding families, reassuring you when breastfeeding and lactation are going well, and by providing information and support to help prevent and manage common concerns.
IBCLCs are recognized worldwide as the only healthcare professional with an international certification in breastfeeding and lactation management. The rigorous professional standards of the IBCLC, and the mandated demonstration of specialized knowledge and skill through international certification, are the defining characteristics that set IBCLCs apart from other lactation and breastfeeding support personnel. Support from mother-to-mother peer counsellors, non-credentialed individuals who have taken a course in lactation and/or breastfeeding management, and community-based breastfeeding coalitions, work in adjunct to the IBCLC.
The importance of engaging IBCLCs for breastfeeding and lactation management has become a standard recommendation in efforts to improve breastfeeding promotion, protection, and support at local, regional, national, and global levels.
The standardization of specialized knowledge and skill to attain this international certification justifies the significant impact of the IBCLC in any setting. An IBCLC influences care of breastfeeding mothers, infants, children, families, and communities. Many studies reveal the impact of engagement with an IBCLC in improving breastfeeding outcomes, lowering health costs and improving families’ satisfaction.
Source: Position Paper on the Role and Impact of the IBCLC (ILCA)
Personalized Antenatal Education for couples.
- If you would like to resolve any fear and doubts.
- If you would like to create your birthplan.
Breastfeeding Education tailored to meet each woman’s individual needs:
- If you would love to learn as much as you can about breastfeeding.
- Previous difficult breastfeeding experience.
- Multiple pregnancy.
- Previous breast surgery.
- If you have any medical condition that may affect breastfeeding.
- If you expect a premature baby.
- If you know that your baby may be sick.
Hospital or home visit (online services available) to provide you with attaching, latching and positioning help for your breastfeeding initiation. Infant Suck Assessment is included (Tongue-Tie Assessment).
Some more complicated challenges that I can also support you with are:
- Difficult breastfeeding experience.
- Breast or nipple pain.
- Low Milk Supply.
- Slow Weight Gain.
- Mixed Feeding.
- Mother and Baby separation.
- Milk Expression and Storage.
- Disphoric Milk Ejection Reflex (D-MER).
- Family Planning Methods.
- Returning to Work.
- Initiation of Complementary Feeding.
- Medication and compatibility with breastfeeding.
- Tandem Feeding.
Two-weeks follow-up via Whatsapp is included in any consultation (hospital, home or online).
ONLINE CONSULTATION (Monday to Friday, except Bank Holidays):
1st Consultation (90min aprox): 50 euro.
Follow-ups (60min aprox): 35 euro.
HOME or HOSPITAL VISIT (Monday to Friday, except Bank Holidays):
1st Visit (90min): 60 euro*.
Follow-up Visit: 40 euro*.
* It includes travel cost within 20km from Xirivella (Valencia). Additional mileage charge may apply outside of this radius.
Weekend and Bank Holiday appointments available at an extra cost.
Payment by Cash, Bizum, Paypal and Bank Transfer is accepted.
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Interview with MumAbroad
María is a mother, midwife and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. After qualifying as a Midwife in Ireland in 2012 and a Lactation Consultant in 2015 she returned to her home town of Valencia. Maria now works in a public maternity hospital and also offers private lactation support and midwifery care, tailored to meet each