Breastfeeding Consultation Specialist

Newton Pediatrics

Pediatrics, Travel Medicine, & Pediatric Obesity Medicine located in Wellesley, MA and Waltham, MA

If you recently had a baby, a breastfeeding consultation can educate you on breastfeeding positions and reduce the risk of common issues like low milk supply and sore nipples. At Newton Pediatrics, the team regularly provide breastfeeding consultations to new parents. To make an appointment, call the office in Wellesley or Waltham, Massachusetts, or use the online booking feature today.

Breastfeeding Consultation Q&A

What is a breastfeeding consultation?

A breastfeeding consultation is a routine checkup designed to help educate new mothers who choose to breastfeed. Newton Pediatrics has several lactation consultants on staff. These certified medical professionals have specialized training to offer support, education, and guidance. 

If you just had a baby and aren’t sure how to breastfeed, or you’re experiencing difficulties or uncomfortable side effects, a breastfeeding consultation can help.

When should I schedule a breastfeeding consultation?

Newton Pediatrics recommends you schedule a breastfeeding consultation if you experience uncomfortable side effects associated with breastfeeding, including:

  • Engorged breasts
  • Plugged ducts
  • Breast infections (like mastitis)
  • Sore, chafed, or painful nipples

You should also schedule a breastfeeding consultation if your baby isn’t gaining weight, if you have milk supply concerns, or your baby has issues with latching or sucking.

What are the benefits of a breastfeeding consultation?

Breastfeeding a newborn is physically and emotionally taxing. Meeting with an experienced lactation consultant can relieve fears and anxieties and provide you with peace of mind.

The first few weeks of your baby’s life are the perfect time to establish a breastfeeding routine. Your lactation consultant at Newton Pediatrics works with you to develop a feeding schedule that ensures your baby remains healthy and hits all of their developmental milestones. 

What does a breastfeeding consultation involve?

At Newton Pediatrics, a breastfeeding consultation begins with an open and honest discussion. Let your lactation consultant know about any challenges you're struggling with and if you have any concerns. 

After gathering some basic information, your lactation consultation educates you on various topics, including:

  • How to recognize your baby is hungry
  • How to increase your milk supply
  • How to establish a feeding schedule
  • Finding the best breastfeeding position for you and your baby
  • Making sure your baby is gaining weight

Your lactation consultant can also provide tips and recommendations to relieve uncomfortable side effects like sore, cracked, or chafing nipples.

Is a breastfeeding consultation covered by health insurance?

Whether or not a breastfeeding consultation is covered by health insurance depends on various factors, including your insurance policy and where you live. If you have any questions about what your policy does or doesn’t cover, contact your insurance provider before scheduling an appointment at Newton Pediatrics.

To learn more about the benefits of a breastfeeding consultation, make an appointment at Newton Pediatrics by calling the nearest office or using the online booking feature today.