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Ask Your Lactation Specialist These Questions at Your Next Appointment

Ask Your Lactation Specialist These Questions at Your Next Appointment

Breastfeeding is a profoundly personal journey filled with rewards, challenges, and numerous questions. Whether you're a new mother or you've been through the adventure before, there's always something else to learn or issues to troubleshoot.

Our team at Southfield Pediatrics in Bingham Farms and Novi, Michigan, is committed to equipping parents with the services and professional support they need during their parenting journey, from newborn through adolescence.

That's why our lactation specialists are highly trained and armed with knowledge, experience, and a passion to help. Here's a list of questions you might consider asking during your next visit:

1. Ask about breastfeeding basics

Many folks expect new moms to be parenting experts. At Southfield Pediatrics, we want you to feel comfortable asking questions, including those that involve the basics like:  

To help lessen anxiety, consider scheduling a visit with our lactation experts before delivery. We’re also always available for appointments throughout the breastfeeding phase since questions can arise at various stages.

2. Consider your physical concerns

Ask questions related to your physical self, such as:

Ask for facts rather than relying on stories you’ve heard about breastfeeding, which may or may not apply to your situation.  

3. Milk production and pumping

Many questions surrounding breastfeeding deal with milk production and pumping, including:

These are good questions to ask in advance to prepare you for that first night away from your baby or when you return to work.

4. Get the facts about nutrition and medication use

Consider these questions about food and medication use when breastfeeding:

If you’re taking prescription medications, always check with your physician to ensure they’re safe for breastfeeding moms and babies.  

 

5. Weaning and transition

Weaning and transition to solid foods is a significant milestone for baby and mom. Questions about that phase may include:

Your Southfield Pediatrics lactation specialist can also provide tips about local support resources and printed information about the challenges and rewards of breastfeeding.

Schedule a visit today by calling the office or requesting an appointment online. We’re here to help.

 

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