What is a Lactation Consultant?
A lactation consultant is a breastfeeding specialist who is professionally trained in techniques that help educate, guide and instruct mothers on ways to feed their baby.
A professional consultant helps women who have encountered breastfeeding challenges, such as latching difficulties, low milk supply and painful nursing.
A certified lactation consultant can also help with babies who aren’t gaining enough weight.
No matter what stage you are at in your journey, we offer support and guidance to address your concerns and give you real life advice to set you and your family up for feeding success.
You know your family best, including what method(s) of feeding are best for you. Pine Health supports families in their choices through the latest information and a caring environment free of judgement.
Prenatal Support to Help a Smooth Transition to Breastfeeding and Chestfeeding.
Checking Your Baby’s Latch When Feeding & Addressing Challenges
Transitioning Back to Work
Learn Strategies to Ease the Process of Going Back to Work.
Milk Expression / Pumping Support
Get Support and Learn Effective Methods for Expressing and Pumping Your Milk.
Supporting Prenatal Clients
Some Common Prenatal Breastfeeding Topics We Cover
Breastfeeding when your mother couldn’t
Previous breast surgeries and breastfeeding
Breastfeeding and jaundice
Making breastfeeding work with flat, inverted or large nipples
Collecting colostrum prenatally
Breastfeeding concerns from previous babies
Surrogacy / Adoption
Expecting a premature baby or with fetal abnormalities
Low milk supply concerns
Avoiding nipple and breast pain
What to expect in the first 3 days after birth
Supporting Postpartum Clients
Some Common Postpartum Breastfeeding Topics We Cover
Improving your pumping results
Nipple or Breast Pain
Baby is fussy or refusing the breast
Low milk supply concerns & increasing milk supply
Improving position and latch for comfort
Breastfeeding in public
Sleeping and Breastfeeding
Breast and Bottle – combining successfully
Introducing other foods
Planning for return to work
Any other feeding concerns you have
Support For Clients At Any Stage
Whether you need specific advice or just need to know you’re not alone, Pine Health can help.
Picking the right pump for you
Hand expression – what is it? How to do it effectively
Mastitis – how to avoid it and how to get through it
Handling overabundant milk supply
Nipple shields – how to know when they are useful and how to pick the right size
Breastfeeding and medical tests/ medical imaging
Tongue Tie and Lip Ties
Vitamin D supplements for baby – what are my options
Skin to Skin contact – why is it the magic elixir?
Finding donor human milk for your baby
Establishing and Keeping Your Milk Supply
We would love to support you during your journey.
Contact us to book an appointment. Referrals are not necessary.
We are here to help you grow your health!
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