Common Reasons to Schedule an IBCLC Consultation

//Common Reasons to Schedule an IBCLC Consultation

Common Reasons to Schedule an IBCLC Consultation

suckling infant baby girlFor some women, breastfeeding is fairly effortless right from the start. The baby latches easily after a little practice and both mother and baby enjoy breastfeeding. Other times, breastfeeding is more of a struggle. The following are common reasons parents schedule lactation consultations. To learn more about what a private practice lactation consultation involves, visit this page.

  • Pain during breastfeeding
  • Concerns about weight gain in baby
  • Overactive letdown/oversupply
  • Mastitis
  • Plugged Ducts
  • Returning to work
  • Introducing a bottle
  • Use of breastfeeding equipment
  • Pumping assistance
  • Tongue tie
  • Sucking, swallowing, or breathing difficulty
  • Baby is fussy at breast or after feeds
  • Concerns about medications and breastfeeding
  • Baby was born preterm
  • Twins or multiples
  • Concerns about milk supply
  • Inducing lactation or relactating
  • History of breast surgery
  • Baby is not latching or not feeding frequently or effectively
  • Feedings are very frequent and are lasting long periods of time
  • Baby has too few wet diapers or bowel movements
  • Mother or baby have physical/medical challenges that could affect breastfeeding
  • Dread or anxiety about nursing
  • Questions regarding supplementation
  • Weaning concerns
  • Lactation difficulty with a previous baby
  • Prenatal breastfeeding assessment and counseling

Please don’t wait to get the help you need. IBCLCs are here to give you the support and information you need to meet your breastfeeding goals and enjoy your baby!

By | 2018-01-23T01:50:33+00:00 May 2nd, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

About the Author:

Leah Segura has been working with breastfeeding parents in the MidMichigan area for over a decade. She works as an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) in private practice and volunteers through several organizations, advocating for parents in her community.
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