What a Lactation Support Specialist Help With

Find out how lactation support can help make breastfeeding easier.

Are you experiencing breastfeeding issues? If so, you aren’t alone. In fact, many articles and news stories out there talk about just how common it is for most new moms to have trouble breastfeeding. If you are experiencing difficulty breastfeeding, our Falls Church, VA, pediatrician Dr. Maria Sacoto and the Sacoto Pediatrics team offer lactation support. Lactation support can address these common concerns,

  • Latching problems
  • Milk supply issues
  • Finding the best nursing position
  • Infant nutrition and weight concerns
  • Pain with breastfeeding
  • Cracked, sore nipples
  • Signs of an infection (known as mastitis) such as swelling or burning pain
  • Advice on weaning
  • Not feeding or refusing to feed

Yes, breastfeeding is natural, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t a learning curve. Our Falls Church, VA, lactation support can answer your questions, provide you with hands-on guidance and even offer emotional support for new moms dealing with breastfeeding challenges. You don’t have to do this alone!

When Should I See a Lactation Consultant?

While we are here for you when you’re knee-deep in breastfeeding, and it’s going less than smoothly, we are also here for you before you even give birth. Our lactations support team can provide you with information and support even before you give birth, so you know what to expect, the common breastfeeding problems and how to deal with them when they arise.

Of course, you may turn to our lactation consultants after delivery to ensure that you have everything you need to breastfeed comfortably. We can help you adjust your current schedule or breastfeeding position to stop any potential problems they begin. Our team is here when issues arise, but we can also set you up for breastfeeding success by providing you with guidance, support and help before you even begin breastfeeding.

Are you interested in contacting our Falls Church, VA, team for lactation support? If so, call Sacoto Pediatrics at (703) 820-1951 to learn more or schedule your first lactation consultation with Dr. Sacoto.

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