When is the right time to call the Lactation Consultant?

  • If you are experiencing pain while breastfeeding.
  • If your newborn nurses less than eight times in 24-hours.
  • If your baby is under five weeks of age and is not wetting at least six to eight diapers and/or has less than two bowel movements daily.
  • If you do not hear or see your baby swallowing.
  • If you baby is consistently difficult to wake for feedings.
  • If your baby is jaundice.
  • If your baby is not gaining weight well.
  • If you feel your milk supply is low.
  • If you think you have an over abundant milk supply.
  • If you suspect you have a plugged duct or breast infection.
  • If you or your baby show signs of thrush.
  • If you are concerned about medications and breastfeeding.
  • If you baby seems unhappy at your breast or refuses to nurse.
  • If you baby is born prematurely.
  • If you are weaning.
  • If you have questions about pumping and storing your breast milk.
  • If you are returning to work or school and want to continue to breastfeed.
  • Anytime you have questions about any aspect of breastfeeding.

When to See a Lactation Consultant Breastfeeding

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