Listed below are common questions that we have answered with short videos. Please be invited to contact us anytime with any questions you may have regarding breastfeeding or lactation training. Click on the highlighted titles or the links at the bottom of the descriptions to view the videos.
Welcome to The Breastfeeding Success Company!
The Breastfeeding Success Company offers comprehensive lactation consultations and classes both in the home,via video,and by phone. Feel free to watch the following video to hear more about services offered.
What is a Lactation Consultation?
The goal of all lactation consultations is to measure baby’s intake at the breast and to resolve any breastfeeding issues that are occurring. Home-visits usually take approximately 2-hours. Video and phone consultations can be purchased in increments of 1/2 hour and up. Care plans and insurance reimbursement forms are provided.
How to Use a Nipple Shield
Nipple shield can be a helpful tool for various reasons however, they need to be properly sized and applied to function correctly. Feel free to watch the video and contact us if you have questions regarding proper use of a nipple shield. It is also recommended to have a plan for weaning away from a nipple shield as soon as mother and baby are ready.
Breast Pump Flange Sizing
Pumping is a reality for many breastfeeding mothers. Flange sizes or the hole that your nipple goes in come in a variety of sizes and must fit well in order for the pump to function correctly and keep the breast healthy. Pumping should never hurt.
Laid-Back breastfeeding is the coolest thing since sliced bread! Leaning back to breastfeed not only allows for baby to truly engage in the process but also keeps mom in a relaxed and comfortable position. Sit back, relax, and breastfeed…
Getting a Good Latch With a Cross-Cradle Position
Cross-Cradle position is the most beloved of the upright breastfeeding positions. Remember to use your palm to press in between baby’s shoulder blades. If it is pinching, break the latch and try again until it feels comfortable.
Getting a Good Latch with a Football Position
Football position is a nice solution for moms with larger breasts and who have had surgical deliveries because it keeps pressure off of mom’s abdomen. It is important to remember to position the pillows correctly so that baby’s bottom is behind mom’s back.
Pre and Post Feed Breastfeeding Weight Checks
Lactation consultations involve weighing baby before and after a feed to help determine the amount of breast milk that baby is able to transfer at the breast.
Paced Bottle Feeding for the Breastfed Infant
Paced feedings are really important for all babies that take a bottle, but breastfeeding infants especially need care and attention during a feeding from a bottle. You can prevent over-feeding as well as flow preference by using this simple feeding techniqe.