Do I need a Lactation Consultant?

There are many situations in which families can benefit from a private, professional lactation consultation. Some reasons to seek assistance from a international board-certified lactation consultant (IBCLC) include but are not limited to:

Parent issues:

  • Supply concerns:
    • low milk supply
    • oversupply
    • weaning support
  • Pain concerns:  ——> read testimonials from our patients about Pain Support
    • nipple/breast/chest pain
    • mastitis
    • engorgement
    • plugged ducts
    • thrush
    • latch problems  ——> read testimonials from our patients about Latch Support
    • not enjoying feedings
  • Health history concerns:
    • fertility issues
    • breast/chest surgeries
    • prior breastfeeding issues
    • breast/chest health concerns
  • Work/pumping concerns:  ——> read testimonials from our patients about Support with Working & Pumping
    • pump comfort/fit issues
    • supply maintenance
    • support through a transitional phase
  • Special concerns:

Baby/Child issues:

  • Weight concerns:  ——> read testimonials from our patients about Support with Weight Concerns
    • slow weight gain
    • poor growth
    • supplemental feeds
  • Latch concerns:   ——> read testimonials from our patients about Latch and Oral Motor Support
    • non-latching baby
    • suck dysfunction
    • oral motor issues
    • tongue/lip tie   ——> read testimonials from our patients about Tongue and Lip Tie Support
    • structural concerns
  • Feeding tools:   ——> read testimonials from our patients about Support with Feeding Tools
    • bottles/bottle refusal
    • nipples shields
    • at-breast supplementation
    • specialized feeding tools
  • Digestive concerns:  ——> read testimonials from our patients about Digestive Support
    • colic
    • reflux
    • food allergies/sensitivities
    • unresolved fussiness
  • Special concerns:
  • Older baby/child concerns:
    • starting solids
    • nutrition/growth concerns
    • sleep concerns
    • weaning

If you are trying to decide whether an appointment with a board certified lactation consultant is the right choice for you, we invite you to read more on our  consultations page. Luna Lactation has been honored to work with many families. Although each family’s issues and breastfeeding goals have been unique, they all have had one thing in common; that getting support was worth it! Read what some of our clients have had to say….