How your pediatricians in New Port Richey, FL, can help you and your baby.
Breastfeeding is an important event in your life and the life of your baby. Breastfeeding helps you and your child bond, sharing what is a unique and wonderful experience. However, breastfeeding can also be problematic. You and your baby may have trouble adapting to breastfeeding.
Drs. Douglass Hasell, Thuy Pham, and Sheridan Hernandez at Pediatric Specialists Medical Group in New Port Richey, FL, offer comprehensive pediatric medical care, including counseling on how to make breastfeeding easier and more comfortable.
Let’s look at 5 ways to make breastfeeding easier for you and your baby:
Talk with your pediatrician, who is an expert on care and feeding of newborns and infants. Be open about the problems you are having when you breastfeed your baby, and your pediatrician can help you and your baby adjust.
Take advantage of the many resources available to help you and your baby enjoy the breastfeeding experience. For a comprehensive list of breastfeeding resources, please click here.
Talk with a lactation consultant. This is a medical professional who can help you with issues like these:
- You feel pain when you breastfeed
- Your nipples are sore from breastfeeding
- Your baby won’t latch on to your breast
- You don’t produce enough milk
- Your baby isn’t gaining weight due to inadequate milk supply
Remember to support your body, your breasts, and your baby while breastfeeding. Sit in a comfortable, supportive chair in a quiet area when you breastfeed. It’s important for you both to be relaxed while breastfeeding.
Try out a breast pump. This will give you and your breasts some time to heal from breastfeeding. Pumping is also a great way to continue to give your child breast milk if you decide to go back to work.
To learn more about breastfeeding, talk with the experts, your pediatricians. Call Drs. Douglass Hasell, Thuy Pham, and Sheridan Hernandez at Pediatric Specialists Medical Group in New Port Richey, FL. You can reach them in the office by calling (727) 375-5437, so call now.