Nurture Women's Health
OBGYNs & Pelvic Health, Incontinence and Sexual Medicine Specialists located in Frisco, TX
Breastfeeding can be a beautiful bonding time between you and your baby, but it can also have its challenges. Nurture Women’s Health in Frisco, Texas, has lactation experts in the office to help you with breastfeeding and to offer guidance. Whether you’re preparing to breastfeed or if you’re breastfeeding now and have questions, call the office or book an appointment online for a consultation today.
Breastfeeding Q & A
What do I need to know about breastfeeding?
Even though breastfeeding has many benefits, it can be challenging at first. To be prepared, some helpful tips include:
Ask your professional for help
If you can’t get your baby to latch on, feel unsure about how to hold your baby during breastfeeding, or simply feel uncomfortable with it, don’t hesitate to ask your lactation specialist for guidance.
Take care of yourself
Your lifestyle choices can affect your breast milk. Your lactation specialist recommends that you eat a healthy diet, stay hydrated, rest, and don’t smoke. You should also talk to your doctor about your medications to make sure they’re safe for you and your baby during breastfeeding.
Getting used to breastfeeding can take time. You might get tired with the demands of a newborn needing to eat every few hours, and your nipples might be very tender. Don’t hesitate to reach out to your lactation specialist as you go through these normal phases of breastfeeding.
What should I bring to my breastfeeding appointment?
When you visit Nurture Women’s Health for breastfeeding, make sure your baby arrives hungry so your specialist can observe the lactation process.
Your doctor will also want to see or know about any supplies you’re using to help you breastfeed. If you’d like assistance with your breast pump, bring that, as well.
The practice welcomes the father or anyone else who’s a supportive role in your life.
What can I expect at my breastfeeding appointment?
At Nurture Women’s Health, there are International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (IBCLC) in the office that can work with you before and after delivery by offering consultations and guidance.
At your appointment, your specialist weighs your baby, observes a feeding, and weighs your baby again to help ensure that your baby is getting enough milk.
The specialist also addresses your breastfeeding topics, questions, or concerns, including:
- Latching on
- Returning to work
- Increasing your breastmilk supply
- Your baby’s tongue and lip tie
Whether you’re needing help getting off to a great start with breastfeeding your baby or simply wish some guidance throughout the process, the professionals at Nurture Women’s Health want to walk alongside you. Call the office or book an appointment online today.