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Prenatal Planning For Breastfeeding

 

Providing The Best Online Prenatal Planning

Prenatal education is important for expectant mothers planning for pregnancy to help make their breastfeeding journey successful. Brandi Flores IBCLC can help first time or repeat parents who have questions or concerns about breastfeeding their newborns. As an international Board Certified Lactation Consultant, I can help guide you through the process of prenatal planning for breastfeeding – before and after your baby arrives. 

Prenatal Breastfeeding Education

 

Preparing for your baby’s arrival is a daunting task, but much of your stress surrounding breastfeeding concerns can be alleviated through prenatal planning. In our online breastfeeding support sessions, I can help expectant parents with the following:

  • Addressing common fears and concerns

  • Providing resources to fit your individual needs 

  • Identifying mother and child needs in early breastfeeding days

  • Explaining correct positioning to help the baby latch onto the breast effectively

  • Discussing benefits of breastfeeding for parents and babies 

Ability to Breastfeed 

 

New mothers are often concerned about whether they will be able to breastfeed, as well as how safe it is for their baby. Rest assured, you can likely breastfeed your baby if any of the following apply:

  • You have a cesarean section

  • You have Hepatitis A or B, once your baby is administered protective shots

  • You have Hepatitis C, unless your nipples are cracked or bleeding

  • You have pierced or inverted nipples

  • You have an occasional alcoholic drink or smoke, although tobacco is advised against for the health of both the parent and baby 

If you still have concerns about your ability to breastfeed, our virtual lactation consultant can help answer your questions and put your mind at ease. 

 

How to Prepare for Breastfeeding

 

Before your baby’s birth, it is advised to get early and routine prenatal care. Tell your doctor about your plans to breastfeed, and take a breastfeeding class as well. You can also read books about breastfeeding to help learn as much about it before your baby arrives. Get in touch with an online breastfeeding support specialist who can answer questions for new and repeat parents concerning preconception planning, lactation, latching, and more. 

You will need to stock up on breastfeeding essentials including:

  • Nursing bras

  • Nursing tops

  • Nipple cream

  • Breast pump

  • Nursing pillow

Book a Prenatal Planning Consultation

 

During a one-on-one consultation with a breastfeeding expert, you will be able to address your concerns and set up a personalized plan for your breastfeeding journey. All expectant parents have their own set of questions and challenges, and lactation consultant Brandi Flores will provide the support you need for your specific situation. 

We can answer common questions such as:

  • Will I produce enough milk?

  • How should I set breastfeeding goals?

  • What can I do to ensure a good breastfeeding experience?

  • How can I combat discouragement from others about breastfeeding?

To get started with your prenatal planning process, schedule an appointment online or call (510) 334-2412.

 

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