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When to Seek Professional Breastfeeding Help

When to Seek Professional Breastfeeding Help

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. Some practices will offer limited phone services for free; home visits and office consultations involve a fee. So, how do you know if you need some help?  Here are some things to consider:

  • 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

The Pump Station & Nurtury® has decades of experience providing new families with outstanding educational, breastfeeding and baby care support, including classes, services and products that 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. At The Pump Station we offer various ways to support you in your breastfeeding journey, click on the links below to learn more:

Introduction to Breastfeeding Prenatal Class

New Mother's Breastfeeding Support Groups - FREE Now

Virtual Lactation Consultations

In-Home Lactation Consultations

Have any questions or need to know more?  Please call the store 310-998-1981