How can a lactation consultant help?
You can be very proud of your decision to breastfeed. Your milk is the best food for your baby. It is a gift that lasts a lifetime. But breastfeeding, although natural, does not always come easily. It’s a learned skill.
That’s where Tanner can help by referring new mothers to breastfeeding support specialists called lactation consultants. Lactation consultants can visit you and your newborn in the hospital, helping you with breastfeeding difficulties and obstacles that you may encounter such as sore nipples, engorgement and low milk supply.
Lactation consultants can answer questions such as:
- How often do I nurse the baby?
- What position is best?
- How soon after birth do I nurse?
- How do I know if my baby is getting enough milk?
- How do I keep up my milk supply?
- Can I go back to work and still breastfeed?
By giving you the education, support and encouragement that you need, a lactation consultant can help you get off to a great start breastfeeding your baby, giving you confidence that you’re giving your little one the best start in life.
For more information about Tanner lactation services, call 770.836.9711.