Breastfeeding Well Checks
This checkup typically takes place in your home when your baby is 3 to 5 days old. For those who are breastfeeding well, it is reassuring to get that confirmation prior to the usual first pediatric visit at 2 weeks. For those who are experiencing difficulties, it is invaluable to get help early on so that needed adjustments can be made to protect the baby's and mother's health; and to ensure the best possible milk supply.
At breastfeeding well checks your milk supply is assessed, you'll receive guidance for successfully navigating each transitional age, and your questions and concerns will be addressed.
Third Trimester of Pregnancy
Assess mother's medical history for risk factors and breastfeeding readiness. Address concerns and questions, prepare for what to expect during the first few days after birth.
Baby's First Week
Assess mother's milk supply and baby's intake, teach breastfeeding techniques, address current concerns and difficulties, teach newborn coping skills; and tips for reaching breastfeeding goals.
Baby's Second Week
Assess milk supply and growth, teach pumping techniques and bottle introduction, address current concerns and difficulties, review newborn coping skills.
Baby 6-8 Weeks (or two weeks before return to work)
Assess milk supply and growth, address current concerns and difficulties, how to create a breastfeeding routine that fits your lifestyle and returning to work planning (if applicable).
Baby 5 Months
Assess milk supply and growth, address current concerns and difficulties, teach proper complementary food introduction, anticipatory guidance for nursing strikes, and tips for reaching breastfeeding goals.
Baby 9 Months
Assess milk supply and growth, address current concerns and difficulties, learn techniques for nursing an active/distracted baby, options for nighttime weaning and nursing past one year.
Techniques to safely wean at any age. Options for mother-led weaning and child-led weaning, guidance for protecting the mother-child bond and physical well being. If applicable, techniques for safe preparation of breast milk substitutes and bottle feeding.