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Breast Feeding

Pediatric Health Care at Newton Wellesley endorses the American Academy of Pediatrics advice that babies breastfeed until at least 12 months of age. Although breastfeeding is the best and most natural way to feed babies challenges can occur.  

We are here to help you and recommend the guidance of a lactation consultant when any of the following issues arise:

  • Not enough milk or your baby is fussy
  • Pain when your baby latches and/or feeds
  • Baby is pulling off the breast or crying during feeding
  • Concern about yoru baby's weight gain
  • Your baby is choking during breafeeding
  • A reduction in your milk supply occurs
  • It is painful to use a breast pump
  • Continuing to use nipple shilds after nipples heal
  • Breastfeeding is not easy and successful within the first 5 days 
  • You have questions about breastfeeding

Check out zipmilk.org for all of local lactation specialists or ask us for our recommended providers.

Kelly Mom

One of our favorite blog websites which has a lot of useful information from everything from how to breast feed to ways to increase your milk supply to mom nutrition tips!  

kellymom.com

LactMed

Ever wonder what medicines you can and cannot take while breastfeeding? Worry no longer, check out this website run by the NIH which is evidence based. 

https://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov/newtoxnet/lactmed.htm

La Leche League

La Leche League was founded to give information and encouragement, mainly through personal help, to all mothers who want to breastfeed their babies. The mission of La Leche League is to help mothers worldwide to breastfeed through mother-to-mother support, encouragement, information, education, and to promote a better understanding of breastfeeding as an important element in the healthy development of the baby and mother.

Visit La Leche League for more information about breastfeeding.