The Importance of Breastfeeding & Lactation Support
While breastfeeding can be an incredible bonding experience for mothers and their babies, we also know that breastfeeding isn’t always easy. If you have found breastfeeding to be challenging, know that you don’t have to just navigate these new and challenging waters alone. In fact, our pediatric team here at Peds in a Pod Pediatrics in Baltimore, MD, can help.
When you bring your baby in for their routine checkups with our pediatric team we are happy to sit down and discuss your breastfeeding concerns to offer guidance, advice, and support. While you can certainly turn to our OBGYN for help, our team is able to monitor your child’s development and growth to make sure that they are gaining weight and getting enough to eat. This can be helpful, especially for mothers who aren’t sure whether their child is getting enough through breastfeeding.
We offer breastfeeding support and lactation consultation with our physicians. We can evaluate and correct common breastfeeding issues to make the experience painless, comfortable, and easier for both you and your newborn. Breastfeeding takes time and patience. While it is one of the most natural things in the world this doesn’t mean that it doesn’t come with challenges. We can address everything from latching and pain to milk supply issues. It’s important to address these issues early with our pediatric team. Early interventions can ensure that problems are fixed right away so they don’t impact the health and weight of your newborn.
Here at Peds in a Pod, we love nothing more than supporting mothers at any point during their journey. We’ve worked hard to make our practice a safe, comforting and welcoming environment for breastfeeding moms and their babies. We have staff that is also trained to provide breastfeeding support. We can also offer advice over the phone or you can simply come into our practice for more hands-on support and help.