One of our extraordinary services is our breastfeeding support for families.The lactation consultants at My Kids understand how important it is to take care of both the newborn infant and the mother following birth.

Lactation Consultations

Lactation Consultations

The providers at My Kids believe that breastfeeding is the optimal way to feed your newborn. However, we recognize that learning to breastfeed can sometimes be a challenge. That's why My Kids provides lactation consultants by certified by International Board of Certified Lactation Consultants. They can help mothers—both first-time and experienced—become more successful and confident with breastfeeding. 

Breastfeeding is a teamwork approach. At My Kids, we treat both the mother and her infant. This personalized experience is only for the families of My Kids.

We’re here for you and your baby, right from the start:

  • Initial lactation visit 1-3 days after hospital discharge

  • Close follow-up for first-time mothers

  • Mothers who encountered problems previously with breastfeeding and are seeking a positive experience

  • A "prenatal" meeting (available upon request) to address any concerns 

  • Coordinated newborn care and lactation care during the same office visit

  • Individualized instruction to help mothers fine-tune breastfeeding techniques

  • Treatment of nipple pain

  • Treatment of breast and nipple infections

  • Oversupply or low milk production

  • Infant or maternal medical conditions that affect breastfeeding

  • Medication management while breastfeeding

  • Caring for premature infants

  • Meeting the special needs of babies with cleft palate and other facial anomalies

  • Breastfeeding following multiple birth (twins, etc.)

  • Guidance for mothers with breast augmentation or breast anomalies

  • Management of weight loss in the infant

  • Weaning off of a nipple shield

  • Tongue-tie (In office Frenotomy procedure)

Expecting? Contact us today to meet our providers! 

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Difficulty breastfeeding? Please call us today!
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What should I expect during my first visit?

During your first visit, the lactation consultant will ask to review the history of your pregnancy, labor and delivery, and medical history. The lactation consultant will conduct a brief exam of you and your baby and will ask you to breastfeed while the consultant observes. During this process the consultant will help you with positioning and getting your baby to latch. The lactation consultant will also help you to recognize the signs of a good feeding.

My Kids Pediatric Partners, PC

1102 Highway 315 Blvd, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702

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