Why Meet With a Lactation Consultant?

Breastfeeding, while it is a natural process, is something that has to be learned — by both you and your baby! It can be frustrating to experience problems, but it’s important to know that you are not alone. Studies estimate that 25 to 30 percent of breastfeeding moms have trouble within the first week. The even better news? You don’t have to keep your concerns or questions to yourself. At Pediatric Associates of Northern Colorado, we offer lactation consultations to help new and expecting moms handle breastfeeding like pros.

What Is a Lactation Consultant?

A lactation consultant is someone who has trained specifically to learn more about breastfeeding and lactation. They learn anatomy, physiology, and psychology, and they study specifics like the process of milk production and techniques for proper latching. They are the experts, and they can help you navigate any difficulties you may encounter while breastfeeding.

How We Can Help

Every lactation consultation is customized to you and whatever concerns you may have. A consultant can help you become more comfortable with breastfeeding, teach you proper techniques, give you advice on any issues you may have, and more.

What to Expect From a Lactation Consultation

  • Reassurance and empathy
  • Answers to your questions
  • Strategies for difficult situations
  • Personalized advice

When you visit Pediatric Associates of Northern Colorado, you will receive the answers you’ve been seeking. Are you concerned about your milk production? We can give you tips on how to increase your supply. Do you suspect you have a breast infection? We’ll help you diagnose the problem and determine what you should do. Are you feeding multiple babies or a baby with a medical challenge like premature birth or a cleft palate? We’ll help you strategize. There are a number of breastfeeding concerns we can help you tackle, including common problems like:

  • Cracked nipples
  • Latching pain
  • High milk supply
  • Low milk supply
  • Clogged or plugged ducts
  • Painful let down
  • Inverted nipples
  • Mastitis
  • Thrush

You don’t have to handle these problems on your own! Meet with one of our lactation consultants for a listening ear and expert advice. We’re here to help you with every step of breastfeeding with the goal of making it as easy and comfortable as possible for both you and your little one.

Turn to the Experts

Find the support you’ve been seeking at Pediatric Associates of Northern Colorado. We would be happy to help you schedule a lactation consultation. You can also call us to contact a doctor at any time, 24/7, if you have immediate concerns, and you can find more resources and advice here on our site. Contact us today to get started!