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.