While breastfeeding is a healthy, natural feeding option for babies, it can be difficult to achieve for many new mothers. Luckily, lactation services can help new mothers breastfeed their babies comfortably, with less pain and fuss.
What Do Lactation Services Involve?
Lactation services are designed to help mothers reach their breastfeeding needs. This often involves troubleshooting breastfeeding problems, such as:
- A baby who won’t latch onto the nipple
- A baby who falls asleep on the breast
- Overlong breastfeeding sessions
- Insufficient breast milk
- Nipple pain and discomfort
- Mental and physical breastfeeding deterrents (i.e., postpartum depression)
Our expert team can help you address these issues with helpful tips and insights. We’ll also answer any questions that you have about breastfeeding and help with any health complications that arise from breastfeeding, such as infections.
Lactation services can also help new mothers pump breastmilk and learn how to keep their milk as clean as possible. We can help you operate a breast pump and find the right parts for your pump. Pumping equipment varies in size, so we’ll help you find the perfect fit. We can also offer help for comfort while pumping; creams and pads are available to improve your experience.
What Are the Benefits of Lactation Services?
Lactation services make it easier and more practical for mothers to feed their babies with breast milk, rather than formula. Breast milk is better for a baby’s health than formula for several reasons, namely:
- It’s easier for your baby to digest.
- It provides natural antibodies to boost your baby’s immune system.
- It can lower your baby’s risk for sudden infant death syndrome.
- It can boost your child’s cognitive function.
Breastfeeding can also lower the risk of diabetes, breast cancer, ovarian cancer, heart disease, and osteoporosis for mothers.
Additionally, with lactation services, women are far more likely to start and continue breastfeeding. Without lactation services, many women quit breastfeeding in as little as a month after starting.
You may start seeking out lactation services while you’re pregnant to prepare for breastfeeding. We’ll help you prepare so that when your baby arrives, you’ll feel confident and informed about the breastfeeding process.
Contact us today to schedule a consultation and learn more about our lactation service offerings.