The best time to meet with your Lactation Consultant is before you have your baby. Whether you are a first time parent, or had problems breastfeeding your previous children, this meeting with a certified lactation consultant will help you put together a plan for your breastfeeding success.
WHO IS LACTATION CONSULTANT ?
Lactation consultant is a doctor who is specialized or certified and trained for lactation and breastfeeding related issue and problems, It is a specialized branch for lactation management. IBCLC.
WHY DURING PREGNANCY?
Do you learn cocking overnight? Answer is No, So why you expecting of learning breastfeeding overnight?
Its required skill and technique and education about breastfeeding, so you prepare yourself before you have baby in your hand.
WHEN SHOULD YOU CONSULT ?
Ideal antenatal consultation should be in 7-8 month of pregnancy and before delivery,
at that time you have many question on your mind about breastfeeding and delivery,
how to prepare, when to start, how to give, how many times I have to give breast milk Etc. so after consultation doctor will give you detailed information and practice about breastfeeding, so you a mentally as well as physically ready for it.
YOU HAVE LOTS OF QUESTIONS ?
If it’s your first time to be a mom, you have ton’s of questions about breastfeeding, when to start, how to start, how to hold my baby, what should I eat, What should I don’t eat, How to know your baby Getting enough milk or not ? and many more… Your lactation consultant give you proper and detailed guidance about breastfeeding with practice.
ARE YOU ON MEDICATIONS ?
You many have some other heath related problems before or during pregnancy, and so you are on some medication for that problems, some time you medication can transfer to breastmilk to your baby, so you can consult lactation consultation about your question and queries.
Post-Natal Lactation Consultation
Whether it’s your first or fourth baby, if you’re a breastfeeding mom, you probably have questions. So many questions! “Am I doing this right?” “Is my baby getting enough milk?” “Why are my breasts sore?”
While breastfeeding is a natural process, sometimes it doesn’t come naturally to all moms and babies. This is when a Certified Lactation Consultant can help ease some of your worries, and assist with some of the difficulties you may be experiencing.
PAIN DURING BREASTFEEDING
Pain during breastfeeding is one of the most common complain of mothers, there many be many reasons that caused pain to you like sore nipple, mastitis, engorgement, improper attachment and technique. Lactation consultant will help you to find the cause and its solution.
If your baby can not suck well, your baby may cry during breastfeeding, your baby may not gaining weight, because of nipple issue these problems may you face, because of crack nipple, flat nipple, inverted nipple, etc. Lactation consultant will help you to manage these problems.
BREAST ENGORGEMENT AND MASTITIS
Breastfeeding maybe some time difficult when pain in breast, this breast pain may be because of excessive collection of milk in breast, infection in breast tissue, we known as breast engorgement and mastitis, it’s very painful for mother, lactation consultant will manage your problems and give you proper guidance and training.
BABY NOT SUCKING AT BREAST
Some time you may try many ways to breastfed your baby, but after struggling for lot your baby may not suck well to your breast, ant that will give you stress and frustration, and you will start top feeding and bottle feeding to your baby. Lactation consultant will give you and teach you proper technique for give proper Latch to your baby.
BABY NOT GAINING WEIGHT
If your new born baby not gaining proper weight during first 6 month of life, most common cause is he may not getting enough milk from you, there may be many reason for that, in this situation lactation consultant will help you to find out reason for it and give you proper solution and management for it.
If you have twins or triplet, you may feel challenge to breastfed both babies at same time, lactation consultant will teach you proper position and training to giving breastfeeding to both of baby.
PRE-MATURE OR LOW BIRTH WEIGHT BABY
Breastfeeding in pre-mature baby and low birth weight baby is not easy, they required special assistance and training, because of pre-maturity their reflex and senses may not developed as normal baby, Lactation consultant will definitely help you to breastfeed in these babies.
SPECIAL NEED BABY
Breastfeeding is not easy for some baby, these baby required some special attention and training for breastfeeding, like cleft lip and palate baby, Baby recovered from long NICU admission, Breastfeeding in some maternal disease, in this condition you should consult lactation consultant for best guidance and training.
NO BREAST MILK OR LESS MILK
many a times mother ask me this question Am I producing enough milk for may baby? If your baby not gaining weight properly, If your baby may not sleep well, If your baby not passing urine 4-5 times a day, there may be a chances you may not have enough breast milk, so you should consult lactation specialist and they will give you proper guidance and management.
YOU HAVE LOTS OF QUESTIONS
Lactation consultation is a specialized branch dealing with all breastfeeding related problems, so if you have any question and query about lactation and breastfeeding, we have solution for that.