Breastfeeding benefits women and their children. If you’re having problems getting your baby to latch on to your breast or if your baby isn’t gaining weight while breastfeeding, find help at the Center for Advanced Pediatrics. At their offices in Norwalk and Darien, Connecticut, a team of physicians, nurse practitioners, and lactation consultants are available 24-hours a day to help you address breastfeeding challenges. They support your and your baby’s needs through personalized treatment. Call the Center for Advanced Pediatrics office nearest you today or book a consultation online.
Both you and your baby derive significant benefits from breastfeeding.
For babies, breast milk provides ideal nutrition. The milk also offers antibodies that can protect against some short-term and long-term illnesses and diseases, including asthma, Type 1 diabetes, and obesity.
For moms, breastfeeding offers convenience. Mothers can feed their babies whenever and wherever they are without preparing or carrying around bottles of formula. Healthwise, breastfeeding reduces a mother’s risk of breast cancer, ovarian cancer, high blood pressure, and Type 2 diabetes.
Ideally, moms should breastfeed exclusively for the first six months and continue feeding their babies breast milk along with other foods for at least 12 months. However, some women face challenges that make breastfeeding difficult.
Common breastfeeding challenges women and their babies face include difficulties latching on to the nipple, slow weight gain, supply problems, and trouble pumping milk. Breastfeeding will be more difficult if your child is a fussy eater or has underlying health problems.
Mothers can also face challenges like:
Breastfeeding assistance is also available to women who need to return to work soon after giving birth to or adopting infants.
The Center for Advanced Pediatrics offers consultations for mothers and their babies struggling with breastfeeding. They provide complete physical exams and assessments of breastfeeding techniques to identify your unique challenges.
Through the Nightingales Breastfeeding Support Center, the team of breastfeeding consultants offers practical, common-sense advice to help resolve your problems. We also offer a 24-hour helpline (203-229-2088) that you can call to get support when you need it.
The physicians can also recommend methods that women can use to find relief from nipple soreness or prescribe medications to treat breast or nipple infections. They’ll coordinate care with your primary care physician and your obstetrician to ensure that everyone is on the same page with your treatment.
You can continue meeting with the breastfeeding specialists for as long as you need to until your breastfeeding problems are fixed.
Call the Center for Advanced Pediatrics today or book an appointment online to schedule a breastfeeding consultation.