Breastfeeding with the Guidance of a Lactation Consultant

February 19, 2013

Breastfeeding can be such a heart-warming experience for mom and baby. But, for most moms, it takes a little getting used to. By reaching out to a Lactation Consultant, you can learn the breastfeeding basics quickly, and have all the breastfeeding support and advice you need.

In-Person Breastfeeding Education
Don’t feel like you should know everything about breastfeeding by the time baby comes – no one does! We all learn along the way, and a Lactation Consultant can be a big help with that process. They can explain the importance of a proper latch and provide you with tips for making breastfeeding easier. Working with a Lactation Consultant right away can help you learn the basics quickly and give you the best start possible.

Breastfeeding Support and Encouragement
In many cases, your LC is a mom just like you, and has been in your shoes – nervous, excited and a little unsure. She’s probably been there and can tell you, it does get easier and you can do it. You’d be surprised how far a little bit of encouragement can take you. Believe us, or your Lactation Consultant, you’ll be on your way to breastfeeding success soon.

Lactation Services May Be Covered By Insurance
Great news! Because of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), insurance companies are now required to cover lactation products and services, and in many cases that includes a Lactation Consultant. So, talk to your insurance company to determine what services are covered under your plan.

Advice for Common Breastfeeding Issues
Breastfeeding issues like engorgement, plugged ducts or mastitis happen, but a Lactation Consultant can be extremely helpful in getting you through those tough breastfeeding times. In situations like this, you’re welcome to call your LC to schedule an appointment or in some cases, just have a conversation over the phone. Also, don’t forget, you can reach out to our online Lactation Consultant at any time for free.

Did you use a LC when you started breastfeeding? What was your experience like? Share in the comments below.

5 thoughts on “Breastfeeding with the Guidance of a Lactation Consultant

  1. I recently had mirena iud inserted and noticed my supply drop ive been drinking mothers milk tea 3 to 4 cups a day for the last 5 days and breastfeed on demand but he does seem to get full and gets frustrated when he has to work for the milk so ive been supplementing what else can I do to pick up my supply so I dont have to supplement

  2. I think breastfeeding for a new mom is more stressful than many would like to admit. Lactation consultants are invaluable resources in learning how to overcome some of the common challenges with proper technique. Great post!

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  4. I’m really glad that you mentioned that we don’t really know everything about a baby by the time it comes. My friend is having her first baby soon and she’s been really worried because she feels really ignorant about a lot of things. I think that she might appreciate advice from a lactation consultant. It might make her feel more confident after the birth.

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