9 Reasons Why You Must Visit a Lactation Specialist as a Breastfeeding Mother!

We all know that breastfeeding is a natural process, but let’s face it, it is a skill that both the mother and baby have to learn over a period of time. For some, unless you get the best breastfeeding position, it can be rather stressful!  

If you have gone through that phase too, don’t worry. It is possible to make it work with a little bit of help.

Consult a lactation specialist if you are feeling hassled during the initial days of breastfeeding. Lactation specialists have the scientific know-how about breastfeeding and can help you with the correct latching postures, ensure your baby gets sufficient breastmilk, answer your queries on how to increase breastmilk supply to match your baby’s requirement or, solve any other issues in your breastfeeding journey.

 

You might want to visit one in case you are facing any of the following issues:

Medical issue: Sometimes, a baby may have a medical issue like a tongue tie. The lactation specialist can then help your baby latch and feed.

Cracked Nipples: Due to an improper latch or positioning of your baby, you may develop cracked nipples in the early weeks after birth. A lactation specialist can help you with tips for the best position and attachment.

Baby unable to latch: Sometimes, a newborn is unable to latch on due to various reasons. The baby could be sleepy or drowsy due to the pain relief used during labor or other medical interventions. The lactation specialist will be able to identify the cause and help the baby to latch on and start breastfeeding.

Engorgement: In the initial days, accumulation of milk and tissue fluid in the breasts can make the breasts very full and painful. A lactation specialist can help the baby to latch on so as to effectively remove the milk and help ease engorgement for the mother.

Blocked Duct: This is caused when one or more pores are blocked causing pain and inflammation. A lactation specialist can identify the problem and help you take necessary steps to avoid it from recurring in the future or leading to mastitis.

Nipple Thrush: It is a fungal infection leading to nipple pain during breastfeeding. The correct positioning and latching may help avoid this.

“Low Milk supply”: Most new mothers feel they have either low milk supply or no milk at all and often wonder how to increase breastmilk. It is important to identify the correct signs to see if your baby is getting enough milk. A lactation specialist helps the mother increase breastmilk supply if it is indeed low.

Mastitis: Breast inflammation caused due to accumulation of milk along with or without infection leads to Mastitis. Due to incorrect information, some mothers stop feeding their babies, thinking that their milk is infected. Here, the lactation specialist could diagnose and also suggest better ways of breastfeeding. For example - the mother could express and feed and also adopt ways to avoid mastitis in future. The specialist will also guide you to approach the doctor in case antibiotics have to be prescribed.

Oversupply: When a mother is having excess supply of milk, she could either donate to a peer mum who has insufficient supply or, find out alternative remedies to control the supply.

Remember each mother and baby is different in how they approach breastfeeding, which is why it is important to approach a specialist for the best route to take on your way to a happy and healthy experience.

 

Before booking an appointment with a lactation specialist, you must check her qualifications and experience, her availability and most importantly, reviews by other mothers. It is easy to do all of this when you book a lactation specialist here on BabyChakra.

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Vidya Bhosale

Want good lactation specialist

BabyChakra

Hi Vidya. Sure we can help you. Please check your chat inbox on app for our message to u. look forward!

Shruti Rawat

need a lactation specialist in east delhi

BabyChakra

Hi Shruti. Sure we can help you. Please check your chat inbox on app for our message to u. Look forward.

sreesha nair

Hi, I am looking for a lactation specialist in Hyderabad. Please suggest.

nasi

I also need help

Neha Agarwal

Hi Naseeha. We will be very happy to help. Can you please contact us on 7710080003 or email at aarti@babychakra.com. Or share your number with us asap.

Best regards

priti

Hi I'm looking for a lactation expert in delhi..pls help

Ranu

i am having Nipple Thrush.what can I do its really pain vigorously. do I need to go to lactation specialist.i too want any good lactation spl.

fameeda unnisa

need good lactation specialist in bangalore. urgent require..

Dolly Bharath

need a lactation specialist in Chennai.. pls help

Dolly Bharath

any lactation specialist In pondicherry?

Manisha Kasbe

need lactation specialist in airoli navi mumbai

Ankita Mitra

want a lactation specialist in kolkata

Sneha Maddellu

Hi Tutun Mitra. We will be very happy to help. Can you please contact us on 7710080003 or email at aarti@babychakra.com. Or share your number with us asap. Best regards

Umme Hooriya

need a lactation specialist..

Vishakha Tanna

lactation in Ahmedabad

Nandhini Ganesan

need a lactation specialist in chennai

Dr. Mugdha Joshi

Hi everyone..if you are facing any kind of Breastfeeding issues..do post your queries on 20th. I will be happy to help.

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Aswathy Arunnath

need lactation consultant

Gousiya Shaik

iam not having enough milk for my baby he is crying for milk hw to increase my bm

Aswathy Arunnath

looking for lactation specialist in trivadrum kerala

Keerthika Smily

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Swati Bisht

does anyone know a good lactation specialist in Delhi ncr? plz let me know.

Pragya Yeola

Hey, I am looking for a lactation specialist in bangalore.

Lisa Gun Cuninghame

Been facing the same problems, where can I find a good lactation consultant?

Mitali Mall

Motherhood is an experience where the Mother is learn at every step as the baby grows... lactation being one of the most important parts... because Breast Milk is the best Milk! Hence is necessary that you find the best lactation expert for your and your baby's comfort!

Karishma

Pls refer lactation consultant in ambernath west mumbai

Sneha Maddellu

Karishma can i know ur contact number ?

Sneha Maddellu

Karishma can i know ur contact number ?

Nishu Jalan

I need a lactation specialist..I live in Raipur(CG).Can u pl help me

karishma singh

Is a lactation specialist available near my location

Radhika Sharma

Hi, need a good lactation specialist as our experience with another attached to our hospital was not good

Angel Agrawal

In need of lactation consultant please help

Priya

I need a lactation specialist in kalyan please help
Very low milk supply for my preterm baby

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