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Newborn Care Concierge

Lactation Support

92% of new moms report challenges with breastfeeding within the first week. Research shows that prenatal and postpartum lactation support can significantly improve breastfeeding rates. 

Lactation support is not just "nice to have" - it's the key to having a stress-free breastfeeding experience













Molly Peterson is an International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), business owner, and mom. She has taken extensive training on oral function, including Oral Habilitation of the Breastfeeding Dyad: A Masterclass for the IBCLC and the TOT's training. She is passionate about providing evidence-based support to breastfeeding parents to help them meet their feeding goals. Molly is excited to join Swaddled as our in-house IBCLC!

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Prenatal Lactation Consult

Breastfeeding can be a beautiful bonding experience but can also come with its challenges. Preparing ahead of time has been shown to increase breastfeeding goals.

 

During the prenatal visit, we will review the health history of mom and learn about her pregnancy, delivery plans, and infant feeding plans. Next, we will review things like latch,
positioning, establishing and maintaining a milk supply, how much breast milk babies should be eating by age, frequency of feedings, returning to work, and more! We will also answer any specific questions or address concerns in preparation for breastfeeding, pumping, and
bottle feeding.

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Postpartum Lactation Consult

During the initial visit after birth, we will first review the health history of both mom and baby (intake forms will be sent prior to the appointment). Next, we will perform a thorough oral exam on the baby to assess oral function and reflex integration. Then, we will get a baseline weight of the baby followed by a weighted feeding. This allows us to see exactly how much the baby takes from the breast while we work on positioning, latching, and answering any questions that may come up. Next, if mom is planning on pumping and bottle feeding at any point, we will
make sure to do a pump assessment and fit for flanges.

 

We will also review bottle feeding and
go over strategies to help baby feed well from both breast and bottle. Finally, a detailed care
plan will be emailed to help both mom and baby meet their feeding goals.