Pregma understands that not being able to breastfeed can be hugely stressful for a new mum, causing anxiety and worry. We have a number of expert infant feeding specialists that can offer guidance, support and help to ensure that mums can breastfeed successfully, even in the most complex of cases.
If you are having continual issues and problems with breastfeeding, a lactation consultant can offer advanced support and assistance.
A lactation consultant might be able to give you some key and effective support to solve any problems. Most postnatal problems can be easy to overcome, from pain when feeding to a baby that never seems full. Some of the things we can help with include:
- Painful feeding
- Colic and reflux
- Sore, cracked, damaged nipples
- Thrush, blocked ducts, mastitis
- Breastfeeding multitudes
- Low milk supply
- Slow weight gain for baby
- Returning to work whilst breastfeeding
- Introducing bottles, cups or other breast substitutes.
The list is not exhaustive, so please do not hesitate to contact us to discuss your personal situation.
Frequently Asked Questions
Pregma’s lactation consultants can accommodate your schedule, coming to the comfort and privacy of your home, ensuring you are relaxed and at ease.
The sessions can often be around 45 – 50 minutes long and happen daily or weekly for around a month. This gives enough time to ensure the baby is consistently drinking well and getting enough food.
The lactation consultant will speak with you in private, listening empathetically and getting an understanding of your feeding attempts. They will let you know everything they are going to do during the examination.
The lactation consultant will observe your baby’s appearance and behaviour, examining your breasts and nipples. They will help you to adjust your breastfeeding position if you need too, making sure that they have latched on properly.