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Lactation Support Services

Breastfeeding Counseling

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Planning to breastfeed? 

Committed to breastfeeding but experiencing challenges?

 

I can help with that...

Let me be first to tell you that Breastfeeding is Amazing!! There are so many benefits for not only your baby but for you as well! 

Here are just some of the great things breastfeeding can and will do.

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Breastfeeding Benefits Mom's & Babies

The cells, hormones, and antibodies in breastmilk protect babies from illness. This protection is unique and changes to meet your BABY'S needs.

Research suggests that breastfed babies have lower risks of:

  • Asthma

  • Childhood leukemia

  • Ear infections

  • Eczema (atopic dermatitis)

  • Diarrhea and vomiting

  • Asthma & Lower Respiratory Infections

  • Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)

  • Childhood Obesity & Type 2 Diabetes

Breastfeeding helps a mother's health and healing following childbirth. Breastfeeding leads to a lower risk of these health problems in MOTHER'S:

  • Type 2 diabetes

  • Breast cancer

  • Ovarian cancer

Breastfeeding Benefits Society

Society benefits overall when mothers breastfeed.

Breastfeeding saves Lives!

Recent research shows that if 90% of families breastfed exclusively for  6 months, nearly 1,000 deaths among infants could be prevented.

Breastfeeding saves Money!

The United States would also save $2.2 billion per year. Medical care costs are lower for fully breastfed infants than never-breastfed infants. Breastfed infants usually need fewer sick care visits, prescriptions, and hospitalizations.

Breastfeeding also helps make a more productive workforce!

 Mothers who breastfeed miss less work to care for sick infants than mothers who feed their infants formula. Employer medical costs are also lower.

Breastfeeding is better for the environment!

Formula cans and bottle supplies create more trash and plastic waste. Your milk is a renewable resource that comes packaged and warmed.

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Or maybe, this information is not exactly new to you....

Maintaining Lactation

Initiating Breastfeeding

Maybe you've been experiencing some difficulties in maintaining your breastfeeding relationship. You may have undergone a procedure or may be taking a particular medications. 

I am able to assist with common concerns including:

  • Clogged/Plugged Milk Ducts

  • Inadequate latching

  • Medications that interfere with breastfeeding

Returning to Work

  • Pain/Soreness

  • Inverted Nipples

  • Low milk supply

  • Engorgement

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Let's get you a pump!! Most insurance providers cover breastfeeding related expenses including the need for a breast pump! Visit 
www.healthcare.gov/coverage/breast-feeding-benefits/
for more info.


We will also go over everything you need to know that will make that transition as smooth as possible. Click HERE to find out about unique breastfeeding support items you might need...

What about daddy?
I'm glad you asked!! We will go over the many ways that dad can play a part in making this work for the family.

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Deciding to breastfeed your baby brings about a significant change in your schedule, the way your family and home functions, and your relationships with the people around you. Whether these changes are positive or negative depends on you. Breastfeeding is the most healthy way to feed your baby. It is the original feeding method for infants for thousands of years. In fact, research shows that if a newborn baby if let alone for skin-to-skin time with mommy for the first hour after birth, the baby will actually instinctively crawl to mommy's breast and self-attach! Isn't that just awesome?!

 

Its sooo important to make breastfeeding work for YOU. You may or may not have any problems, but maybe just some questions on how your life may affect breastfeeding and vice versa. Whatever the case, I'm here. Even if you can't afford having me to come out to your home, I strongly encourage you to come out to my local breastfeeding cafe' where not only I will be able to assist you but you will be able to chat with other moms and feel strengthened by all of our support! For more information on the Breastfeeding Cafe located in Utica, NY, or surrounding areas of the Mohawk Valley, please visit mvbreastfeedingnetwork.com.

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