Lactation consultants are healthcare professionals that have special training ​in helping mothers and infants breast milk feed. An International Board Certified Lactation Consultant is the gold standard of lactation consultants. They have to pass a rigorous test every 10 years and they must have 1500 hours of clinical experience in helping women breastfeed prior to even taking the exam. When you consult an IBCLC lactation consultant, you are getting the very best help available.