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The Benefits of Seeing A Lactation Consultant

One important decision expecting families make is deciding whether or not to breastfeed—often providing a handful of complications. This is why Dr. Anu Sheth, Dr. Christian Messick, and Dr. Anna Lawson with Pediatric Associates of Lawrenceville, GA, are happy to share how visiting with a lactation consultant can benefit you and your family. Harriett Wellborn, RN, IBCLC, and Marcia McBrayer, RN, FNP, IBCLC are PAL's lactation consultants that are ready to help.

What Does A Lactation Consultant Do?

A lactation consultant is a healthcare professional who specializes in the extensive education and the medical management/service of breastfeeding.

Through their experience and certification process, lactation consultants can assist you to improve your success with breastfeeding. One of the biggest challenges breastfeeding presents is adapting to the comfortability of the experience, which is how lactation consultants can help you—as they are there to guide and reassure you!

How Do I Know When I Should See A Lactation Consultant?

You are likely to meet a lactation consultant post-birth in a hospital, or if you choose to attend a prenatal breastfeeding course during your pregnancy. Both instances offer you the chance to ask questions you have at the given time, but once you're home with your newborn, you may find yourself with more questions.

Regardless of your reason(s) for considering a visit with a lactation consultant in Lawrenceville, GA, at Pediatric Associates of Lawrenceville, we understand how stressful breastfeeding can be, which is why it is our priority to create a comfortable environment for you and your family.

Knowing What You Can Expect From A Lactation Consultant

Whether you're expecting your firstborn, nursing for your second, experiencing lactation issues, or have overall concerns regarding breastfeeding; visiting a lactation consultant can provide you with the encouragement and knowledge behind breastfeeding to feel at ease with the experience.

Lactation consultants also help with the following:

  • Technique
  • Milk supply
  • Concerns
  • Common infections
  • Emotional support

If you're considering meeting with a lactation consultant in Lawrenceville, GA, Dr. Sheth, Dr. Messick, and Dr. Lawson, encourage you to give Pediatric Associates of Lawrenceville a call today, at (770) 277-6725, to ask any questions or to schedule an appointment! Harriett Wellborn and Marcia McBrayer are always ready to help you with your concerns.

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