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When to Seek Professional Breastfeeding/Lactation Help

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You need help if:

  • You are concerned about low milk supply
  • You feel your baby is not getting enough milk
  • Your baby cries all the time
  • Your baby sleeps all the time
  • You have sore, cracked nipples
  • You dread nursing because your nipples hurt the entire time
  • The filling of your breasts (engorgement) does not occur by the 5th day after birth
  • You are severely engorged
  • Your baby does not latch onto your breast
  • Your baby does not have 3 or more yellow, runny stools by day six
  • Your baby has not regained birth weight at 2 weeks
  • You have any other breastfeeding concerns

Producing breastmilk is natural, the art of latching a baby to the breast is learned. Sometimes what is supposed to come easily doesn't, and sometimes a breastfeeding problem occurs after discharge from the hospital. Lactation Consultants are professional health workers who are trained to help mothers manage lactation and reach their breastfeeding goals. They work in hospitals, doctors offices and in private practice within the community. Limited phone services are free; home visits and office consultations involve a fee.

Meet The Pump Station's Consultants

To make an appointment for an individual lactation consultation please call the store most convenient to you (see chart below)

Santa Monica Hollywood
The Pump Station
2415 Wilshire Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90403
(310) 998.1981
The Pump Station
1248 Vine St.
Hollywood, CA 90038
(323) 469.5300

Essential Breastfeeding Support and Baby Care Items
The Pump Station & Nurtury® has decades of experience providing new families with outstanding educational, breastfeeding and baby care support, including products and classes which can make all the difference to you and your baby. To see a list of some of the essential products that our Lactation Consultants have recommended, click Essential Breastfeeding and Baby Care Products

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