Bring your baby! Depending on your particular concerns, you may be asked to nurse your baby for observational purposes and/or bring your pump and any other breastfeeding aids or supplements you are currently using. Your partner or another support person is welcome to attend.
After we get comfortable we will review your medical and birth history and the factors associated with your current condition, and document the initial evaluation.
A plan of care will identify your concerns, with suggestions and recommendations.
Relax! We will work around your baby's sleeping and feeding patterns . There will be plenty of time to ask questions and discuss your concerns. Please call in advance if you can't keep your appointment. PLEASE NOTE: The services offered by Breastfeeding Matters in the Capital Region do not replace medical advice. Please consult your healthcare provider if you suspect you or your child are not well.
You can expect to receive:
Considerate, non-judgmental, professional assistance with breastfeeding.
Expert knowledge and experience that comes from 38 years of helping mothers and babies to breastfeed.
All your breastfeeding and parenting questions answered.
A care plan, and follow up by phone and/or email.
Ongoing support and encouragement to feed however you decide is best for you and your baby.
Information on where to obtain any pumps, parts, or feeding equipment that may be necessary.
Referrals to allied health professionals as appropriate.
Reports to your own health care professionals.
Contact information for local breastfeeding groups.