Breastfeeding Challenges


Breastfeeding is a natural thing, but not always easy. This can be due to many different causes and can feel defeating in your journey with your new addition. At Dr. For Moms, we are here to help. A combination of various disciplines will allow us to help you get to where you need to be to create an enjoyable experience for both you and babe. 

 

Lactation Consultant Services 

Whether you have a newborn or have an older infant, seeing a lactation consultant can answer many of your breastfeeding questions. Jody Calvert, our Lactation Consultant (IBCLC,) is for home visits. 

 

Lactation consultant appointments begin with an overview of your obstetric and general health and an assessment of mom and baby, including mom’s breast and nipples, emotional state, baby’s weight, mouth structure, tongue, suck, and head / neck alignment. At this point, Jody will perform a complete assessment of baby’s breastfeeding patterns, including milk transfer, suck/swallow pattern, comfort, and efficiency. The goal is to identify the underlying cause for the breastfeeding issue(s).Once the source of the problem has been identified, Jody will help you with baby’s latch, positioning, and the use of breastfeeding tools as needed. 

 

Seeing a lactation consultant can help with an abundance of complex breastfeeding challenges including and not limited to: 

 

  • Tongue tie and Lip tie assessment and post treatment care

  • Infant latching and feeding challenges

  • Sore nipples

  • Low milk supply

  • Too much milk

  • Engorgement/Mastitis

  • Yeast and Thrush

  • Medications and breastfeeding

  • Breastfeeding multiples

  • Newborns, toddlers and beyond

 

Lactation consultant services are part of our Post Tongue Tie/Lip Tie Treatment Program including chiropractic care and naturopathic medicine.

 

Learn more about Jody Calvert, BASc, IBCLC

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Chiropractic

Dr. Hort can evaluate your baby's condition and give you some solutions. She works with our craniosacral therapist and lactation consultant to help babes improve their nursing abilities.  We want your breastfeeding experience to be the best it can be and chiropractic can help.

 

Breastfeeding Difficulties - Research from the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association

 

Naturopathic Medicine

Dr. Suhani Shah offers a program of natural pain management through the use of natural therapies and homeopathics to help your baby through post-tongue tie/lip tie revision.