Breastfeeding Support

The Certified Lactation Counselor® (CLC®) certification identifies a professional in lactation counseling who has demonstrated the necessary skills, knowledge, and attitudes to provide clinical breastfeeding counseling and management support to families who are thinking about breastfeeding or who have questions or problems during the course of breastfeeding/lactation.

  • Plan to breastfeed before your baby is born. Put breastfeeding in your birth plan and share it with your provider and hospital staff.

  • Breastfeeding takes time and practice. Be patient as you and your baby get comfortable with breastfeeding. Ask for help when you need it. 

  • Most women can start breastfeeding within 1 hour after giving birth. Nurses and lactation consultants can help you get started.

  • Feed your baby only breast milk for at least 6 months. Learn your baby’s feeding cues so you know when they are hungry and ready to eat.

When to Seek Professional

Breastfeeding Help

You need help if:

  • You are concerned about low milk supply

  • You feel your baby is not getting enough milk

  • Your baby cries all the time

  • Your baby sleeps all the time

  • You have sore, cracked nipples

  • You dread nursing because your nipples hurt the entire time

  • The filling of your breasts (engorgement) does not occur by the 5th day after birth

  • You are severely engorged

  • Your baby does not latch onto your breast

  • Your baby does not have 3 or more yellow, runny stools by day six

  • Your baby has not regained birth weight at 2 weeks

  • You have any other breastfeeding concerns

Please schedule an appointment. Please ask about sliding scale services if you are uninsured or have financial need. 

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