Lactation Counseling

breastfeeding1NEW! Our Lactation Nurse is now onsite 5 days a week and available to meet with our patients in person or on the phone.  651-209-6263

It is not uncommon for new moms to experience some issues when starting to breastfeed their newborn babies. At CHCW, our lactation nurse meets with all pregnant patients during the 32-week visit. She will discuss the breastfeeding process and address any concerns.

Post delivery, we’ll call to see how you are doing. If you are having problems breastfeeding we can schedule an in-person consultation with you and your baby to address concerns like these:

  • Breastfeeding problems
  • Latch-on difficulty
  • Inverted or sore nipples
  • Increasing milk supply
  • Returning to work
  • And more

We are committed to helping you and baby work through this process. Our lactation nurse will contact you 3-5 days after your in-person consultation to ensure there is improvement. If you need to see us again, we’ll schedule another session.

The Affordable Care Act requires that most health insurance plans provide 100% coverage of breastfeeding equipment and counseling for pregnant and nursing women. These services may be provided before and after you have your baby. Please refer to your individual policy terms for complete details..

If you have any questions or concerns about your pregnancy or breastfeeding, please contact us at 651-209-6263.