Hello, I am Dr. Sabeen Adil.
I am originally from Islamabad, Pakistan and a mother of two daughters. I became certified as an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) in 2011. Before that, I completed my MBBS from Rawalpindi Medical College in 2005.
Being a wife of an expat career husband, his job takes us to different corners of the world. Having lived in five different countries over the last decade, I have been working in the field of Lactation in different roles.
I founded Cuddles Lactation Services when I was living in Karachi. Having left Pakistan some years ago, I continue the work virtually, with moms all over the world.
I speak Urdu, English and Punjabi fluently and offer non-judgemental support to a variety of families all over the world.
Besides my private lactation practice, advocacy and work for global health is close to my heart. Having served for various not-for-profit organizations, I am currently honored to be serving as the President of the International Lactation Consultant Association (ILCA)
What is an IBCLC?
International Board Certified Lactation Consultants function and contribute as members of the maternal-child health team. They provide care in a variety of settings while making appropriate referrals to other health professionals and community support resources. Working together with mothers, families, policymakers, and society, IBCLC certificants provide expert breastfeeding and lactation care, promote changes that support breastfeeding and help reduce the risks of not breastfeeding.
IBCLC is the highest credential in the field of skilled lactation care. After going through extensive education and training of over 1000 clinical hours, the candidates go through a rigorous exam process to get certified. This credential is recognized all over the world. Currently, there are around 30,000 IBCLCs in the world, out of which only 4 or 5 are Pakistani. There are no actively practicing IBCLCs in the country at present, that is why Dr. Sabeen Adil continues to provide lactation support online for all Pakistan based families.