A lactation consultation includes the observance of infant feeding at breast/chest and guidance given to improve comfort of the positioning to benefit the nursing parent and the infant, to improve latch and, therefore, milk transfer. The infant is often weighed before and after a feeding at the breast/chest to calculate how much milk has been transferred. A lactation consultation can address issues including: milk supply, breast pain and sore nipples, trouble latching, finding a comfortable nursing position, refusal to feed, poor infant weight gain, falling asleep at the breast/chest, problems pumping human milk, engorgement, clogged milk ducts, mastitis, infant oral restrictions, bottle feeding.
Some unique offerings as an integrative lactation consultant is infant acupressure instruction for parents for a number of issues from gassiness, to colds! Having added tools at our disposal such as acupuncture and herbal medicine to help with milk supply and other issues around lactation provide a perfect compliment to holistically support families to meet their infant feeding goals.