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Lactation Consultants

Lactation-Consultants

Certified Lactation Counselors Now Available!

Northern Montana Healthcare is excited to offer new lactation counseling services to patients in the clinic and hospital.

Certified Lactation Counselors support breastfeeding and lactation and help solve any challenges patients may have with breastfeeding. Lactation counseling services are available to first-time mothers, surrogate mothers, and mothers who have experience breastfeeding but still would like extra support.

Certified Lactation Counselors can help patients:

  • Learn how to increase or maintain a milk supply
  • Recognize baby hunger cues
  • Build a feeding schedule
  • Support a good latch
  • Treat sore or cracked nipples
  • Treat breast engagement
  • Find the most successful breastfeeding positions for mother and baby
  • Learn how to use a breast pump

Welcome to NMHCare.org’s newest service – Lactation Consultation.

We understand that the journey into motherhood is filled with unique challenges and beautiful moments, especially when it comes to breastfeeding. Our dedicated lactation consultants are here to support and guide you through this essential phase of motherhood. Our goal is to ensure that both you and your baby enjoy a healthy and fulfilling breastfeeding experience.

What Does a Lactation Consultant Do?

A lactation consultant is a specialist in breastfeeding and lactation care. Our certified professionals are trained to help new mothers with a variety of breastfeeding issues. Whether you’re struggling with latching techniques, concerned about milk supply, or experiencing discomfort during nursing, our consultants are here to provide personalized support. Beyond addressing physical challenges, they offer invaluable emotional support and education about the myriad benefits of breastfeeding.

Navigating Common Breastfeeding Challenges

Breastfeeding, while natural, can sometimes be a complex process for new mothers and their babies. Common issues such as improper latching, low milk supply, or pain during breastfeeding can create stress and uncertainty. Our lactation consultants are skilled in addressing these issues, offering practical solutions and techniques to improve the breastfeeding experience. They are also equipped to assist in special circumstances, such as breastfeeding premature babies or managing feeding with multiples.

The Benefits of Professional Lactation Support

Consulting with a lactation specialist is not just about overcoming challenges; it’s about enhancing the overall breastfeeding journey. Our consultants help ensure that your baby is receiving the best nutrition possible, support the development of a strong mother-child bond, and provide reassurance to mothers. The guidance of a lactation consultant can be pivotal in achieving a successful and enjoyable breastfeeding experience, boosting your confidence as a new mother.

CONTACT

If you are interested in making an appointment with one of our Certified Lactation Counselors, please call our Meadowlark Navigator at (406)262-1486.

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