Complete Pediatrics And Specialty Care
Pediatrics & Private Medical Practices located in New Albany, IN
It’s no secret that breastfeeding offers you and your baby many benefits. But breastfeeding isn’t easy for all moms. Laleh Rezaei, MD, is an experienced pediatrician at Complete Pediatrics and Specialty Care in New Albany, Indiana, and believes in the benefits of breastfeeding. To support breastfeeding mothers, the pediatric practice has an experienced nurse lactation consultant on staff. To schedule a breastfeeding consultation, call the office or use the online booking tool. Telemedicine appointments are available.
Breastfeeding Q & A
What are the benefits of breastfeeding?
Though your decision to breastfeed your baby is personal, the providers at Complete Pediatrics and Specialty Care think it’s important that you know all the benefits breastfeeding offers for both you and your baby.
One of the primary reasons the pediatric practice offers so much support for breastfeeding is because it may protect your baby from many acute and chronic health conditions, such as:
- Respiratory infections
- Urinary tract infections
- Ear infections
- Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes
- Lymphoma and leukemia
- Overweight and obesity
You also benefit from breastfeeding your baby. In addition to helping you bond with your newborn, breastfeeding also decreases postpartum bleeding, helps you get back to your pre-pregnancy weight faster, and reduces your risk of breast cancer and ovarian cancer.
What is a lactation consultant?
Many women find breastfeeding difficult. Despite what you may believe, your maternal instincts don’t include a how-to for breastfeeding after you give birth to your baby. A lactation consultant is a health professional who helps women struggling to breastfeed their babies.
The Complete Pediatrics and Specialty Care staff includes an experienced nurse lactation consultant who offers support to breastfeeding mothers.
When should I seek help for breastfeeding?
Most mothers make the decision to breastfeed during pregnancy. You may want to schedule an appointment with the lactation consultant at Complete Pediatrics and Specialty Care before you give birth. The lactation nurse offers a step-by-step guide on how to breastfeed your baby, including positioning, how you can tell if your baby is “latched on,” and length and frequency of feedings.
You should also seek help for breastfeeding after the birth of your baby, especially if you’re struggling with positioning or have concerns your baby may not be getting enough milk.
The lactation consultant at Complete Pediatrics and Specialty Care can also help with:
- Sore nipples
- Breast engorgement
- Low milk supply
- Plugged ducts
- Breast infection (mastitis)
The lactation consultant also provides breastfeeding guidance when you return to work, including when and how often to pump to maintain milk production.
Complete Pediatrics and Specialty Care is dedicated to ensuring mothers and their newborn babies get the comprehensive care they need to optimize health and wellness.
To schedule a breastfeeding consultation, call the office or book your visit online today. Telemedicine appointments are also available.