Lactation consultants see it every day: babies with moms who ask for help too late. Who we don’t see: the moms who gave up before they even found us. This has a profound impact on the health of their babies and even on their own health. A new, evidence-based model of care introduces moms to early support and leads to improved clinical outcomes now and later.
Congratulations on the birth of your baby! Adding a new member to your family is an exciting event that almost always brings with it new challenges, and more so if your baby arrives earlier than expected. Babies who arrive after 34 weeks, but before 38 weeks gestation are referred to as “late preterm” or “near-term.” Late preterm babies might look like healthy full-term babies, but they do not share the same feeding behaviors.
Which breast pump is best? A simple, single question with a nearly infinite number of complex answers. Ask 100 breastfeeding moms and you’ll get 100 answers. One pump has great reviews on Amazon, but many mothers claim it didn’t work well for them. Your friend insists that another brand is amazing, but you buy it and it’s a dud for you. The lactation consultant recommends a brand you’ve never heard of. The insurance company offers you 6 different options, and let’s not even start on what Google has to say. Why is there so much conflicting information?