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Prenatal Breastfeeding Prep

How To Ensure Successful Breastfeeding – Prenatal Breastfeeding Prep

Did you know we offer appointments with our Lactation Consultant for BEFORE the baby is born?  One of the best ways to help a new Mom with a successful breastfeeding journey is being prepared.  This is a great opportunity to learn all the basics about positioning, how to know baby is getting enough milk, and the ins and outs of breastfeeding. Knowing what to expect and understanding the various stages can all lead to success.

All babies are born with an instinct to breastfeed, but this does not guarantee that breastfeeding will be easy.

There was a time when all women had a community to support them on their breastfeeding journey.  They would have been surrounded with sisters, cousins and friends who were all breastfeeding and helping one another through these early stages of motherhood.  Nowadays most women are seeing breastfeeding up close for the first time with their own babies.  Having the right support before and after birth can set you and your new baby on the path to a solid and successful breastfeeding relationship.  A mother who has ongoing, and face-to-face support before breastfeeding is more likely to start and continue breastfeeding.

Our lactation consultant is able to give you the advice that you need while pregnant to ensure you meet your breastfeeding goals. As well as leaving you feeling prepared for the ‘what-ifs’ of breastfeeding your newborn.

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How we can help.

“Prenatal Breastfeeding Prep” appointment gives you the opportunity to have all of your breastfeeding questions answered.  Get a comprehensive understanding of:

  • how breastfeeding works
  • what a proper latch looks like
  • how to ensure sufficient supply
  • what is cluster feeding
  • what to expect during the early beginning days compared to breastfeeding after a few weeks.

These could be some helpful points too…

  • how to supplement with formula, if needed
  • being prepared for using a breast pump
  • how to introduce a bottle or soother without interfering with breastfeeding
  • receive tips on breastfeeding while teething

Breastfeeding and Pain

Many women often stop breastfeeding due to pain, learn why this happens and seek advice on how to prevent pain and to make your breastfeeding journey the most successful.

Discomfort during breastfeeding can be due to a variety of reasons.  Engorgement and blocked ducts can be a normal part of breastfeeding and a Lactation Consultant provides safe and natural remedies to help alleviate your discomfort.   An LC can help you determine the cause of your breast pain, and treat the problem accordingly.

Book a “Prenatal Breastfeeding Prep” appointment during any stage of pregnancy.

Already have a baby?  Needing breastfeeding help?  You’ll benefit from having a Breastfeeding Assessment appointment.  During these appointments, you’re welcome to bring your baby to our office or contact Angela directly to arrange a home visit.

Been breastfeeding for awhile and have a couple questions? Perhaps starting back to work soon and needing guidance?  Then our Ask the LC appointment is perfect for you!

 

Angela Grant Buechner is an Internation Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) and Registered Nurse who has worked in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Mount Sinan Hospital as a nurse for over 15 years.   She is also the Founder of Nutmeg Consulting and has a team of prenatal and postpartum doulas.  Angela hosts a Mom’s group called “Nutmeg Mom’s Toronto” that takes place each Thursday at Baby on the Hip in the Junction.  This group is a free drop-in for all Moms (expectant or with baby).