Breast Feeding Support

In-person and/or phone consultation for breastfeeding issues such as ongoing milk supply issues, latch problems in the first week of life, or baby experiencing weight loss, an in-person consultation may be advised. A consult consists of a thorough assessment of the mother’s history, baby’s feeding history, observation of a full feeding at breast, assessment of milk transfer, and education on interventions needed.

The American Academy of Pediatrics’ advice is that babies breastfeed until at least 12 months of age.  Although breastfeeding is the best and most natural way to feed babies challenges can occur.  I am here to help you and recommend the guidance of a lactation consultant when any of the following issues arise:

  • Not enough milk or your baby is fussy
  • Pain when your baby latches and/or feeds
  • Baby is pulling off the breast or crying during feeding
  • Concern about your baby’s weight gain
  • Your baby is choking during breastfeeding
  • A reduction in your milk supply occurs
  • It is painful to use a breast pump
  • Continuing to use nipple shields after nipples heal
  • Breastfeeding is not easy and successful within the first 5 days
  • You have questions about breastfeeding