BREASTFEEDING FAQs

Common questions and answers.

Infant feeding

It’s no secret that breastfeeding is good for both babies and parents. So why can it be so challenging? Part of the answer is a lack of knowledge. Lactation care can help you gain the knowledge you need to reach your unique goals. In the end, whether you breastfeed, bottle-feed, or create your own combination of styles, what matters most is being empowered to make informed decisions. That’s why we’re here.

The journey from belly to birth to baby is a time of intensive learning for families. Our goal is to make it as easy as possible for families to learn breastfeeding skills along this journey. We make it easy to understand your body’s abilities and your baby’s needs so you can find your own success with any infant feeding style. Breastfeeding may not be for everyone, but every family deserves the chance to make an informed choice.

Every breastfeeding family is unique. If things aren’t going perfectly, don’t worry — you are not alone, and lactation care can help. If you are experiencing pain or discomfort, or are concerned about your baby’s growth, see our online resources, check out our classes and groups, or simply schedule a lactation consultation to get a personalized assessment and care plan. It’s easy to book online, or call us at 512-808-0237 to talk it out.

Virtually every human has the potential to breastfeed, but breastfeeding isn’t right for everybody. If that is the case for you, we can also help you end lactation safely. Your lactation consultation is a safe space to think through the options for infant feeding, and get care to stay safe and healthy with any infant feeding style.

If your baby is in the NICU, our Lactation Consultants  do daily rounds with physicians to provide your baby the best possible care.  They also can help you get started with pumping your milk so your milk can be provided to your baby while at the NICU. If your milk is not available, we can help you take advantage of the Donor Expressed Breast Milk (DEBM) program.

We also help families learn how to feed their baby at the breast. As you visit the NICU, we’ll teach you five small-but-powerful breastfeeding steps especially for NICU families.

Once you leave the NICU, we offer ongoing lactation care at our clinics, via telemed, and in your home if needed. We also provide Registered Dietitian support via telemed to ensure optimal nutrition for NICU graduates.

It is our honor to be a part of the discovery of breastfeeding culture for every growing family, whether they are giving birth, adopting, or delivering with the help of a surrogate. Inclusive lactation services are available before, during and after a baby’s arrival.

Many parents are excited to learn that our lactation services can support a non-birth parent with induced lactation or chestfeeding strategies. If you are interested in inducing lactation, the sooner we can work with you before baby arrives the better — but we can help even if you and your baby have been together for months. We are also happy to simply talk through options prior to conception or paperwork.

Our inclusive classes and groups are designed for families of all descriptions. If you wish to focus on goals and strategies specific to your situation, call 512-808-0237 or talk to us to schedule a private consultation or class.