Lactation Consultant Exam Prep - Question List

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1. Anatomically, it is expected that an infant should grow how many cm in length by 6 months of age?
  1. 5 to 8 cm
  2. 6 to 8 cm
  3. 14 to 18 cm
  4. 18 to 22 cm
2. The newborn’s skin is typically:
  1. Darker than it will be later in life.
  2. Lighter than it will be in later life.
  3. Without sebaceous glands.
  4. Without functioning sebaceous glands.
3. Each breast has how many lobes?
  1. 7
  2. 10
  3. 12 to 25
  4. 15 to 30
4. A major difference in growth between the fetus prenatally and the neonate is its composition in terms of water. Which of the following reflects bodily composition in terms of water?
  1. The young fetus consists of about 90% water.
  2. The neonate consists of about 90% water.
  3. The young fetus consists of about 60% water.
  4. The neonate consists of about 60% water.
5. You are scheduled to be part of a patient case conference for your breastfeeding client. Doctors, nurses, dieticians and you will be attending the conference to determine the best discharge plan for your breastfeeding client. What should you say and do during this conference?
  1. You should not say anything because you are ethically required to maintain the confidentiality of all medical information.
  2. Inform the team that you are only a lactation consultant so you have nothing to add to the discussion.
  3. Actively collaborate and consult with other members of the healthcare team after you have received client consent.
  4. You should tell the entire team of doctors, nurses, and dieticians that they should not have asked you to attend at all.