When to contact an IBCLC for breastfeeding help

For Baby

Poor Weight Gain

  • According to the World Health Organization (WHO), an exclusively breastfed baby should be back to birthweight by day 7-10.

  • If baby is gaining too slowly then it may be impacting mom's milk production

Long Feeds at the breast without baby getting "milk drunk"    

Latch Issues

  • Not able to latch

  • Comes on and off

  • Clicking or smacking noises

  • Frustrated at breast

  • Can only latch with a nipple shield

Sleepy Baby

Jaundiced

Special breastfeeding needs

Prematurity

Is receiving formula

Multiples

For Mom

 

Sore or Damaged Nipples

Tender breasts 

 

Engorgement

 

Plugged ducts

Mastitis

Returning to work

Emotional concerns since having the baby

  • Anxiety

  • Overwhelming sadness

  • Feeling disconnected from the baby

General Support

Adoption, relactation or induced lactation

Taking medications while breastfeeding

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860-255-8583
485 New Park Ave 
West Hartford, CT 06110

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