Are you having trouble breastfeeding? Breastfeeding Support can help

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Talk to an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant! An IBCLC is a health care professional who specializes in the clinical management of breastfeeding.

Women who receive breastfeeding information and support prenatally along with postpartum hospital and home visits from a lactation consultant are better prepared to succeed. They are more likely to breastfeed through week 20 and beyond, and with a greater frequency.  Empowering women with knowledge and the skills to achieve her own goals is the best support I can give.

Prenatal visits that I offer can be more personal than a large breastfeeding class where there is so much information to absorb.  You  may have your own agenda of what you’d like to focus on, I can work with you to make it as specific to your own personal needs and goals as a family.

 

In home initial consults are all about gathering information, observing baby, assessing baby’s latch and milk transfer, and helping mom with positioning, maintaining comfort, and creating a plan of care.

Follow-up visits are encouraged!  Babies change, needs change and in the very beginning it can be stressful! I can help you through this period of adjustment, make changes to the plan of care as needed and ensure both mom and baby are as healthy as they can be.

 

Additional community resources available:

Nursing Mothers Alliance breastfeeding support groups-

Tuesdays mornings from 10-11am at Wegmans in Collegeville

Friday mornings from 10-11am at Wegmans in King of Prussia.

* Open to new or experienced mommies bring your babies, grab a coffee, and chat with friends!

NMA warmline # 610. 251.9405.

A trained breastfeeding counselor will call you back to answer any questions, troubleshoot breastfeeding difficulties, and provide support and/or referrals as needed.

MLH support groups:

Every 3rd Wednesday at Henrietta Hankin Library 9:45-10:45
First Monday of month at Paoli Hospital from 2-3pm