Do I need a Breastfeeding Consultant?
Your body and your baby are perfect. But sometimes starting to breastfeed or be successful with it is not that easy (keep reading to discover why).
You MUST consult a breastfeeding specialist if ANY of the following is happening: you have pain while breastfeeding, your baby is not growing over the birth weight on the first 15 days of life or if you have the feeling that things are not going as you expect.
You can have a face-to-face breastfeeding consultation, but I’ve found that many times online consultations work just as well to boost breastfeeding.
Breastfeeding SHALL NEVER CAUSE PAIN. Not at the beginnings nor at the endings. This is an old myth and if you have pain, you MUST check it with a professional.
If the baby is not gaining back birth weight, you need to check if everything is ok (posture, latching, milk transfer…).
If, by any reason, you’re using bottles and breastfeeding and you want to go 100% breastfeed only, you MUST do it under professional supervision.
Your breast is more than a way of nurture for your baby: he or she feels at home and safe there. But if your baby is always anxious or grumpy, we can check if everything is ok.
And that’s just OK. It will be nice to check with a breastfeeding consultant everything and get guided about what to do next.
A breastfeeding consultant will help you and your baby to have the most respectful weaning possible with no breast obstruction or any other problems.
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