Lactation Consultations

Pediatric Care located in Midlothian, VA

Lactation Consultant

Lactation Consultations services offered in Midlothian, VA

Breastfeeding can be an excellent choice for you and your baby. But many new mothers encounter problems when moving through the early weeks of breastfeeding. At Chesterfield Pediatrics in Midlothian, Virginia, professional lactation consultants are here to guide you through your journey. To book your visit, call the office at your earliest convenience. Online booking is also available, and it’s fast and easy.

Lactation Consultations Q&A

What is a lactation consultant?

A lactation consultant is a trained, experienced professional who understands all aspects of breastfeeding. These providers assist new mothers as they get used to the breastfeeding routine. They address any issues that arise during the process.

While breastfeeding is a natural process that humans have always relied on for nourishing infants, that doesn’t mean it’s an effortless experience for every mother and child. Many mothers struggle during the first few weeks and months of breastfeeding. Far too many give up without seeking lactation support.

The lactation consultants at Chesterfield Pediatrics bring a wealth of experience to their roles. They connect with mothers personally, providing guidance, support, and compassion during these challenging weeks.

Working with your lactation consultant is a great way to learn techniques that make breastfeeding an enjoyable, rewarding experience for you and your child.

What are some common breastfeeding issues a lactation consultant can help with?

Your lactation consultant has advanced training and experience in all aspects of breastfeeding. Some of the common issues that prompt mothers to meet with a lactation consultant include:

  • Concerns about milk supply
  • Breast engorgement
  • Painful, sore, or cracked nipples
  • Baby refusing the breast
  • Mastitis, a breast infection
  • Plugged milk ducts
  • Baby struggling to latch
  • Issues with breastfeeding positions

Whether it’s your first or fourth baby, breastfeeding differs each time. If you’re frustrated by the breastfeeding process, don’t hesitate to reach out for assistance.

When should I schedule a visit with a lactation consultant?

You could have an initial visit with a lactation consultant while still in the hospital. This can be a very busy time, and many new parents feel overwhelmed and unable to keep pace with all of the information they receive during those early days.

If you struggle with any aspect of breastfeeding, reach out to Chesterfield Pediatrics right away to set up a visit with a lactation consultant. Taking prompt action is essential because your body is susceptible to shifts in breastfeeding patterns, and your milk supply can change if you aren’t breastfeeding frequently.

You can always reach the Chesterfield Pediatrics team to schedule a visit. Simply call the office or request an appointment online today.