Feeding a new baby is one of the most common concerns for parents of newborns. How will the baby be fed? How often? Breastfed or formula? As with every patient and situation, each family is different and will need to make the choice that fits them best.
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends breastfeeding as the sole source of nutrition for your baby for about 6 months and can be continued for as long as both mother and baby desire it. But while breastfeeding is natural, it’s not always easy. That’s why the team at Wake Forest Pediatric Associates can help you through the process with breastfeeding support services.
Whether you need some help getting started with breastfeeding, or if you have questions about what formula is the right choice, we are here to coach you, help you, and encourage you.
Our team can help mothers with a variety of challenges surrounding breastfeeding, including:
- Latching difficulties
- Painful nursing
- Low milk production
- Inadequate weight gain
- Advice about breastfeeding equipment and supplies
Our breastfeeding support services can also help women meet their nursing goals when they are faced with special challenges such as returning to work or school.
Our Lactation Counselor
We are privileged to have a fantastic lactation counselor in Emily Brown. She can meet with you to discuss lactation goals, evaluate and improve latching techniques, and provide general support and guidance as you breastfeed your child. She knows that every woman’s journey is unique and can help you reach your goals with encouragement and praise.
Schedule an Appointment
The board-certified pediatricians and staff at Wake Forest Pediatrics are dedicated to providing quality care to patients in Wake Forest and Knightdale. Our comprehensive approach focuses on teamwork and open communication with patients and parents. If you need breastfeeding support, call our Wake Forest office at 919-556-4779 or our Knightdale office at 919-266-5059 to make an appointment.