Is it time to get help with breastfeeding? Know the signs.
When you become a mom, it seems like everyone has a ton of advice, especially about breastfeeding. Despite what it might seem like, many moms experience challenges or difficulties breastfeeding. While it might seem like the most natural thing in the world, it doesn’t always come easy, so don’t be disheartened if it takes some time; however, it’s also a good idea to know when you may want to turn to our Falls Church, VA, pediatrician Dr. Maria Sacoto and her team for lactation support.
There are a host of breastfeeding issues that we commonly see and help moms troubleshoot when they come into our Falls Church, VA, practice for lactation support. Some of these issues that we can address include,
- Sore nipples
- Sucking problems
- Infant weight loss
- Painful latching or other latching difficulties
- Low or heavy milk supply
- Breastfeeding refusal
- Babies with special needs (e.g. multiples; premature infants)
- Formula use
Many OBGYNs do not have the specific training needed to be able to help new moms solve their breastfeeding issues, which can leave moms to feel more than a little frustrated. Fortunately, our lactation consultants make it easy for moms living in and around Falls Church, VA, to get the support and lactation services they need to make breastfeeding easier for both them and baby.
We provide general support, education, and guidance with regards to breastfeeding. We also provide consultations to moms prior to birth to help get them ready for breastfeeding. We also know that new moms need all the support they can get, and we can also provide recommendations and referrals to breastfeeding support groups and other services that might be able to make lactation and breastfeeding easier.
You aren’t alone! We are here to help. Whether you are having issues getting your baby to latch properly, you’re dealing with painful breastfeeding symptoms, or you are about to go back to work and need to prepare to wean, our lactation experts can guide you through every step of this process.
Sacoto Pediatrics is the premier pediatrician’s office in Falls Church, VA, providing everything from lactation support and immunizations to behavioral health care and well-child visits. To schedule a lactation consultation appointment, call us at (703) 820-1951.