Pediatrics

Lactation Counselling

Lactation counselling plays a crucial role in supporting and empowering mothers during their breastfeeding journey.

Supporting Successful Breastfeeding:

  • Education and Information:  Lactation counselling equips mothers with essential knowledge about breastfeeding, including proper latch and positioning techniques, understanding milk supply, and managing common challenges. This information helps mothers establish a strong foundation for successful breastfeeding.
  • Addressing Concerns and Challenges: Lactation counsellors provide guidance and support in addressing common breastfeeding concerns such as sore nipples, low milk supply, engorgement, or difficulties with infant latching. By addressing these challenges early on, lactation counselling can help prevent or resolve potential breastfeeding issues.
  • Individualised Care: Every mother-infant pair is unique, and we offer personalised care based on specific needs and circumstances. They can tailor recommendations and strategies to support the mother’s breastfeeding goals, taking into account factors like maternal health, baby’s age and health, and any special circumstances.
  • Emotional Support: Breastfeeding can be emotionally challenging for some mothers. Lactation counsellors provide a supportive and non-judgmental environment, offering reassurance, encouragement, and empathy. This emotional support plays a vital role in boosting a mother’s confidence and well-being.
  • Continuing Support: Lactation counselling is not limited to the early weeks of breastfeeding but can be beneficial throughout the breastfeeding journey. Counsellors offer ongoing support as mothers encounter new phases and challenges, including returning to work, introducing solid foods, or weaning.
  • Direct breastfeeding in the first hour of birth is very essential for every normal newborn.
  • Every antenatal mother’s nipple needs to be checked during pregnancy, in case of an inverted or flat nipple the condition can be addressed then itself, in order to have a safe breastfeeding pattern between mother & baby.