- Breast Massage
- Breast Pump Use
- Breast Surgery
- Breast Milk Production, Low
- Nipple Pain
- Post Partum Depression- Anxiety
- Tongue, Lip, Cheek Ties
Consider the fact that the benefit of breastfeeding outweighs the risk of your baby contracting coronavirus. Up to this date, there have not been any confirmed cases of babies contracting coronavirus through mother's milk. The World Health Organization reports of a research that suggest that this is not likely.
Hospitals/Healthcare Providers should take into consideration parent's wishes to breastfeed and/or room-in (have baby in your room at all times) with their infant. They should teach you steps that you can take such as wearing a mask while breastfeeding if mother is positive, along with washing your hands well before touching your baby. When either mother or baby is ill, pumped breast milk can be provided for your little one, thus protecting your milk supply while you are separated.
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If your breasts are swollen with engorgement, you may benefit from a breast massage.
See the video below for tips on how to massage to decrease the inflammation and swelling.
A breast pump may help you build and protect your milk supply if you are having difficulty latching your baby, have a sleepy baby or perhaps have a condition that makes it difficult for you to produce milk. Many do not use their breast pump correctly. The videos below with show you how to effectively empty your breasts with your pump.
If your baby is hospitalized, you may call us immediately for a loaner, hospital-grade breast pump.
Call for more details 956-292-7711.
Your emotional health is very important. At delivery, there are many hormonal changes in your body that may affect your mental and emotional well-being. It is important to follow the recommendations of the links below. If you are still feeling overwhelmed by feelings of depression or anxiety, please see your doctor.
- National Women’s Health Information Center Telephone Number: 1-800-994-9662
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
- For deaf and hard of hearing persons: 1-800-799-4889
- CRISIS LINE: 1-877-289-7199
Short frenums, whether under tongue, lip or cheeks, can cause difficulty latching, sore nipples and a decrease in your milk supply. If you continue with a painful latch, speak with a lactation consultant to ensure that you are achieving a deep, asymmetrical latch. If you feel that your baby, perhaps, has a tongue, lip or cheek tie, we recommend that you have your baby evaluated by the pediatrician. As nurses and/or lactation consultants, we recognize that we cannot diagnose your infant. We are trained in recognizing when the oral anatomy is not functioning normally i.e. restricted movement of the lip or the tongue. We ask that you do not interpret the information that we give to empower you as a diagnosis.
Please consult your baby’s health care provider for evaluation, diagnosis and guidance on choosing a provider. If so desired, you may request a second opinion. Please read the information provided on the websites and watch the videos as this information may give you more questions to ask your baby's doctor.