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Why Do I Need A Lactation Consultant?



  • When you have had a previous less-than-desired breastfeeding experience and you want help to implement a plan to make breastfeeding success more likely with your next baby.

  • When you begin breastfeeding and need hands-on help with your early attempts at latch and positioning.

  • When you are experiencing sore nipples, yeast infection of the nipple, or other nipple traumas.

  • When your breasts are engorged or you are dealing with plugged ducts or breast infections .

  • When you are having breast pain of any kind while nursing.

  • When your baby won't latch on or is having trouble feeding due to any reason.

  • When you are concerned about your milk supply.

  • When you have been told to supplement and you wonder how this might affect breastfeeding.

  • When you are concerned that your baby is not getting enough or you are not sure how to tell.

  • When your baby is not gaining weight within normal parameters or your doctor is concerned about your baby's growth.

  • When you are nursing multiples.

  • When your baby is born prematurely and you wish to exclusively breastfeed.

  • When you must begin a medication and you have questions about using it while nursing.

  • When you have been told that you have to wean for any reason and you are not ready to.

  • When you need direction on choosing a breastpump, pumping, or storing your milk safely.

  • When you need to return to work or school and need guidance on making this change work with continued breastfeeding.

  • When you are considering introducing solids to your baby and wonder how to integrate this with continued nursing.

  • When you have question about your baby's sleeping patterns and how they relate to breastfeeding.

  • When your baby gets teeth and you are concerned about how to continue nursing without pain.

  • When you have questions about your own health and how it relates to breastfeeding.

  • When you begin to think about weaning and how to do it safely and make it as easy on yourself and baby as possible.

This list could go on and on, but I’m sure you get the idea!

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Melanie Pinet

IBCLC Lactation Consultant

Holistic Sleep Educator

Alberta, Canada