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Lactation Support

Lactation Support

Breast/Chestfeeding is a natural process, but it doesn’t always come naturally. We can help!

When is it Time For Lactation Support?

You should consider scheduling a lactation support appointment with me if you need help with any of the following issues:​

  • Positional Comfort
  • Low milk supply
  • Difficult or painful latch
  • Breast/chestfeeding resistance or a preference for bottle feeding
  • Slow weight gain
  • Painful or engorged breasts/chest
  • Managing breast/chestfeeding and/or pumping with a busy or inconsistent schedule
  • Suck training and oral-motor habilitation
  • Pre- and post-frenectomy recovery


Lactation Consultations and Infant Feeding Visits Include the Following:

  • Review comprehensive history, current feeding practices, and present concerns
  • Review your goals for breast/chestfeeding
  • Infant oral anatomy and function assessment
  • Tongue, Lip, and Buccal Tie screening
  • Observation of feeding
  • Weighted feeding with a hospital-grade infant scale
  • Develop an individual care plan specific to the needs identified through the assessment and taking into consideration your goals of breast/chestfeeding and preferences.
  • Counseling, education, and support will be provided for troubleshooting common issues such as:
    Latch and Positioning
    Breast, chest and nipple pain
    Concerns regarding milk supply
    Concerns regarding bottle feeding and supplementing
    Education on oral-motor exercises and suck training to optimize your infant's oral function
  • Referrals to other professionals as appropriate - refer to My Network for practitioners
  • Consultation visits are typically 90 minutes in length with email and or telephone support
  • A written care plan will be provided with specific strategies to implement.
  • Infant feeding evaluations and treatment may be covered under your health insurance plan provided by a speech-language pathologist with specialization in infant feeding.
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