• pexels-photo-826734.jpegA thorough history of mom and baby
  • An assessment of areas of concern to mom such as nipple damage, thrush, plugged ducts or mastitis
  • As part of our comprehensive care, the Nurse Practitioner will examine your baby and address any breast or nipple care concerns you may have along with baby's oral anatomy.
  • Baby is weighed before and after a breastfeeding to accurately assess milk transfer
  • Observation of a breastfeeding session with counseling on positions and techniques to achieve more comfortable latch and most effective milk transfer
  • Our lactation consultant will answer any questions you may have, and make sure you are comfortable breastfeeding your baby
  • Together, you will decide on a plan of care that will help you reach your breastfeeding goals and will meet the needs of both you and your baby.
  • We will coordinate care with your pediatrician and OB/GYN or PCP
  • Please note: consults can last up to one hour

What to bring with you to your visit

  • Wear comfortable clothes for nursing
  • Try to schedule your appointment at a time when your baby will be ready to eat during your visit.
  • A record of the past 24-48 hours of feedings, supplements, wet and dirty diapers.
  • Your baby’s recent weights and growth information. This is essential information. You may need to get this from your baby’s doctor if you don’t have it   written down
  • Bring any supplies, devices, or tools you are using while nursing, such as nipple shields, breast shields, or supplemental nursing systems.
  • Please feel free to bring a support person with you to our consultation. They are often a big help when you try the techniques you've learned back at home!  

The length of the consult can be a challenge for siblings, so please consider whether your older child would be more comfortable staying with a trusted adult.

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