Lactation

Lactation… making milk from your own body. 

It is such a miraculous and strange experience for most of us. 

AND

 Breastfeeding…growing another human from the milk that you make.

It is an incredible opportunity to be the creator of another human being.

 

If you are seeking out lactation & breastfeeding information, good for you!

There are so many pieces to discuss, which is why we have listed below some of our common topics covered in our sessions. Take a look at these so we can discuss them and anything else you need when we see you!

Tools:

    Pumping

    Hand expression

    Hand pumping

    Nipple Shields

    SNS

Making More Milk:

    Galactogogues

Nipple Concerns:

    Cracked & Sore Nipples

    Flat or Inverted nipples

    Blebs

    Thrush

    Vasospasm

Milk Storage:

    Counter

    Fridge

    Freezer

    Adding milk to milk rules

Sleep:

    Being intensely tired

    What to do with a baby that              doesn’t sleep

    Co-Sleeping

Emotions and the Inside of You:

    Bonding -

        I feel it

        I don’t

    I feel…..with my partner

    I feel…..about my other children

Velcro babies:

    My baby wants to live        attached to me

My baby is in the NICU: 

    Transferring home and                wanting to nurse

    Feelings about my                      experience in the NICU

Reducing the risk of Nipple Pain:

    Positioning

    Latch

Breast Concerns:

    Clogged Ducts

    Mastitis

    Reduction Surgery

    Augmentation Surgery