When to seek the help of a Lactation Specialist

Are you wondering if you should seek the help of a lactation consultant? Every mothers’ breastfeeding journey is beautifully unique and may come with more challenges than you were expecting. I am trained to help you navigate through the issues that come up and find solutions that work for you and your baby. Here are a few common reasons a breastfeeding mother reaches out for lactation support.

-You get home from the hospital and your milk comes in. You want to make sure your baby is gaining well and emptying your breasts efficiently.

-Your milk came in late and/or your baby dropped a significant amount of weight after birth.

-Feeding is becoming difficult and your baby is fussy at the breast.

-Your baby feeds too little or too often and you want to know how much milk they are transferring in a nursing session.

-You’re experiencing nipple pain, soreness or damage.

-You have a fast letdown and you want to help baby manage the flow.

-Your baby spits up a lot and you want to know if there is something you can do to manage it.

-You have too much or to little milk and need your supply to match baby’s needs.

-You need advice on when and if you should pump. Do your flanges fit correctly?

-You’re unsure if you should be nursing, pumping, hand expressing, using the Haakka or all the above.

-You’re going back to work and you need a pump/nursing plan and advice.

-You feel as if you need a professional to evaluate and reassure you that things are going well with breastfeeding.

-You’re feeling overwhelmed and need a care plan for feeding, sleeping and taking time for yourself.

-You’re wondering if your baby might be allergic to something in your diet.

-Your baby is colicky and you’re wondering what you can do about it.

-Your baby has oral ties and you need breastfeeding support before or after a revision.

-You suffer from clogged ducts or mastitis.

-Your breasts are always sore and uncomfortable and you want to figure out the root of the problem.

-You want to wean or begin solids and you don’t know where to start.

You don’t need to try to work through breastfeeding issues on your own! I’m here to help. Contact me via PM, text, call or email. Feel free to join my breastfeeding support FB group to connect with other local bf mothers. We’re in this together! https://www.facebook.com/groups/442088640517440/?ref=share

For reviews, services and my affordable pricing, visit my FB @loveandlactation or website http://www.loveandlactationnc.com

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