What to Expect During a Visit

  • Take a full history of all breastfeeding related health, birth, baby's health, breastfeeding experience both past and current

  • Go over what your goals are for feeding your baby.

  • With your consent, physical exam of both your breasts/chest and nipples, and your infants mouth, head, and neck.

  • Before our visit is over a detailed plan which caters to your goals to help you meet those goals.

  • Observation of 2 feeding sessions, and help with positioning and latch on and other pointers. 

  • Help with pumping (flange fitting, proper pump settings, operation of pump)
  • Referrals to providers if needed to additional help beyond my IBCLC scope (pediatrics, cranio sacral therapy, revision for mouth restrictions)
  • Takes place in the comfort of your home, or where you gave birth to your infant if you did not have a home birth.

  • After our visit is over a superbill to submit to your insurance for reimbursement.

  • For breastfeeding classes, the class is catered to your needs as discussed prior to booking. Topics include but are not limited to: latch on, positioning, milk supply, infant behaviors which are normal or abnormal, how to know your baby is getting enough, what to do if you experience difficulties, common breastfeeding/chestfeeding barriers and difficulties, pumping and returning to work, partner involvement and bonding with baby, discuss previous feeding experiences and how things could have gone better or what you would like to do the same which helped you succeed previously. 

Things I can help with: 

  • Latch and positioning

  • Oral restrictions in your baby

  • Suck training

  • Pre and post feed weighing to determine milk transfer

  • Checking for proper suckling while at the breast

  • Breast pain

  • Prevention of and help with management of plugged ducts, mastitis, engorgement, thrush, and cracked nipples

  • Breastfeeding education

  • Getting to the breast or back to the breast after a period of stopping

  • Relactation

  • Determining if you have low milk supply, and increasing your milk supply

  • Reducing an over supply

  • Overactive letdown

  • Weaning from nipple shield to get to the breast

  • Exclusive pumping and maintaining milk supply

  • Returning to work and maintaining milk supply

  • Use of a supplemental nursing system

  • Cleft palate and breastfeeding

© 2019 by Heather Gansky

Heather Gansky

IBCLC

Fort Mill, SC

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