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When To Seek Online Lactation Consultation

Super Administrator | Mar 10, 2023

If you are expecting a baby, it is vital to consider getting lactation consulting before birth. Lactation consulting can be a valuable resource to help you prepare for breastfeeding your baby. It can also provide you with the tools you need to ensure a successful breastfeeding experience.


What Does a Lactation Consultant Do?

Lactation consulting is a form of support for mothers who are planning to breastfeed their baby. It can be provided in person or online by a lactation consultant. The lactation consultant will provide you with information about breastfeeding and help you set realistic goals for the breastfeeding experience. They will also help you understand the basics of breastfeeding, such as how to latch your baby, how to produce enough milk, and how to manage any breast discomfort.


The Many Benefits of Lactation Consulting

Lactation or breastfeeding consultation can also help in the form of emotional and psychological support. The lactation coach can help you feel more confident in your ability to breastfeed and provide you with resources to assist you if you have any problems or questions. They can also advise you on how to manage any lifestyle changes that can impact your breastfeeding experience.

Getting a breastfeeding consultation before birth can also be beneficial if you have any medical conditions that may affect your breastfeeding ability. Your lactation coach can help you understand any risks associated with your medical condition and provide you with advice on how to manage it while breastfeeding.


Common Questions to Ask Your Lactation Coach

Lactation consultants are experts in breastfeeding and can provide invaluable support to new mothers. When meeting with a lactation coach, there are several common questions that mothers may ask to help ensure a successful breastfeeding journey.

One common question is how to properly position and latch the baby for breastfeeding. A lactation consultant can demonstrate different breastfeeding positions and offer guidance on how to achieve a proper latch to ensure that the baby is feeding effectively.

Mothers may also ask about common breastfeeding challenges, such as sore nipples or engorgement, and how to manage them. A lactation consultant can provide advice on proper nipple care and offer techniques to relieve discomfort.

Another common question is how to ensure that their baby is getting enough milk. A lactation coach can help mothers identify signs that their baby is getting enough milk and provide guidance on how to increase milk supply if needed.

Mothers may also ask about pumping and storing breast milk, and how to maintain a consistent breastfeeding routine when returning to work. Coaches can provide information on the best pump to use, how to properly store breast milk, and strategies for maintaining a breastfeeding routine while away from the baby.


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Overall, getting an online lactation consultation before birth can help you feel more prepared for breastfeeding your baby. It can provide the information and support you need to ensure a successful breastfeeding experience.

Book an online lactation consultation now with Coach Kate, a pediatric nurse and Certified Lactation Counselor!