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How a Lactation Consultant Can Help

How you plan to feed your new baby is an important decision only you can make. At Lehigh Valley Children’s Hospital, we provide information on infant nutrition and the benefits of breastfeeding, then support you no matter what feeding method you choose.

Before baby is born

While you are expecting, you will learn about the benefits of breastfeeding at your prenatal appointments. You also may attend a Breastfeeding Baby class.

In the hospital

After your baby is born, your bedside nurse will help you with basic breastfeeding positioning and latching of your infant. If further help is needed, a lactation consultant may assist.

At home

Women who breastfeed can find support at weekly breastfeeding support group meetings (Monday Morning Moms) or a Lehigh Valley Physician Group (LVPG) Breastfeeding Support group.

Newborn care visit

You also may request to see a lactation consultant or counselor at your primary care provider’s office or schedule a time to have your questions answered by phone.

Need help breastfeeding?

Lactation consultants assist with:

  • Latching on
  • Reducing pain
  • Milk supply
  • Feeding issues
  • Pumping
  • Supplemental feeding
  • Emotional support

Meet our lactation consultants. Visit LVHN.org/breastfeeding.