Lactation Consultant

Breastfeeding your baby is one of the most important things you can do as a new mother. Studies have shown that it is both beneficial to mom and baby. Breast milk is perfectly balanced nutrition and your body keeps it at the perfect temperature.

Drinking breast milk can help protect your baby from bacterial infections like pneumonia, ear infections, bronchitis, and urinary tract infections.  Breastfed babies have less risk of asthma, obesity, diabetes, and even certain childhood cancers. Studies have shown that breast feeding also reduces rates of infant illness, diarrhea, allergies, sudden infant death syndrome and irritable bowel diseases. Breastfed infants also have lower cholesterol levels and higher IQ scores.

It can also help mothers reduce the risk of osteoporosis, breast cancer, ovarian cancers, help mothers return to pre-pregnancy weight sooner and help mother’s bond with their baby.

It is economical and environmental friendly to breastfeed.

Lactation consultants can assist you in preparation for breastfeeding before the baby arrives through the time you choose to wean your baby.  Lactation consultants are there to help mothers and babies with latching difficulties, painful nursing, low milk production, or inadequate weight gain. With certain breastfeeding situations, a hospital-grade breast pump may be recommended as part of the mother's plan of care.

The in depth knowledge and hands on assistance may be necessary to address a particular problem or difficulty you may be having; many times they serve as simply a source of information, encouragement, and reassurance

 

The information contained on this site herein is for educational purposes only and is not meant for diagnosis or treatment. Any information found on this site herein should be discussed with a health care professional. Use of this information should be done in accordance with the health care plan outlined by your health care professional. For specific medical advice, diagnosis, and treatment,consult your doctor.