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What support is recommended for women having nursing problems?
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Dr. Pamela Lindor
Pediatrics
4 doctors agree
In brief: Please ASK
The best thing you can do for you and your baby if you have nursing problems is to ask for help and support! start with your pediatrician, obgyn, labor nurses and local lactation consultants or laleche league.
Many town health departments or wic offices can direct you to resources. Enlist the emotional support of your partner and mother or support person as well. Other breast feeding moms too!

In brief: Please ASK
The best thing you can do for you and your baby if you have nursing problems is to ask for help and support! start with your pediatrician, obgyn, labor nurses and local lactation consultants or laleche league.
Many town health departments or wic offices can direct you to resources. Enlist the emotional support of your partner and mother or support person as well. Other breast feeding moms too!
Dr. Pamela Lindor
Dr. Pamela Lindor
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Dr. Irwin Berkowitz
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree
In brief: Nursing hot lines
Most hospital have nursing hotlines staffed by lactation specialists who will try to help you.
There are also lactation consults who will make home visits and measure your milk production the baby's weight gain and your nursing techniques. I think la leche league is still around for this purpose.

In brief: Nursing hot lines
Most hospital have nursing hotlines staffed by lactation specialists who will try to help you.
There are also lactation consults who will make home visits and measure your milk production the baby's weight gain and your nursing techniques. I think la leche league is still around for this purpose.
Dr. Irwin Berkowitz
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Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Lactation consultant
You may find a good lactation consultant can help you with your nursing problems (even over the phone!) contact the hospital where your baby was born as you may be able to obtain good advice from the lactation consultant there.
Also, your pediatrician may be a good resource for you, so don't hesitate to contact his/her office. Lastly, your local la leche league may be a resource for you as well.

In brief: Lactation consultant
You may find a good lactation consultant can help you with your nursing problems (even over the phone!) contact the hospital where your baby was born as you may be able to obtain good advice from the lactation consultant there.
Also, your pediatrician may be a good resource for you, so don't hesitate to contact his/her office. Lastly, your local la leche league may be a resource for you as well.
Dr. Lisa Roberts
Dr. Lisa Roberts
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1 doctor agrees
In brief: Pediatrician
Pediatricians feel very strongly that breast is best.
They can provide lactation support for moms who are having difficulty, or refer you to a lactation consultant. Ideally, you had a prenatal consultation with your pediatrician, and discussed breast feeding, had a breast exam, and were guided in what to expect with nursing. See your pediatrican even if attend the birthing/breastfeeding class.

In brief: Pediatrician
Pediatricians feel very strongly that breast is best.
They can provide lactation support for moms who are having difficulty, or refer you to a lactation consultant. Ideally, you had a prenatal consultation with your pediatrician, and discussed breast feeding, had a breast exam, and were guided in what to expect with nursing. See your pediatrican even if attend the birthing/breastfeeding class.
Dr. Ronda Dennis-Smithart
Dr. Ronda Dennis-Smithart
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Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
A good lactation consultant can also help with different problems that may be encountered. Do not listen to anybody whose answer for a breastfeeding problem is "Well, you can just use a bottle."
Dr. Marcus Degraw
Pediatrics
In brief: Breastfeeding consul
Getting a consult with a good breastfeeding consult team and having good direct and phone contact with them. Also, some pediatricians are very good with this topic as well.
Mom's should start with the pediatrician and seek of a good breastfeeding consultant team for help. Experienced friends and family can often also offer good advice and support.

In brief: Breastfeeding consul
Getting a consult with a good breastfeeding consult team and having good direct and phone contact with them. Also, some pediatricians are very good with this topic as well.
Mom's should start with the pediatrician and seek of a good breastfeeding consultant team for help. Experienced friends and family can often also offer good advice and support.
Dr. Marcus Degraw
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