Having a baby is a wonderful experience, and one of the experiences you and your baby may share is breastfeeding. Dr. Stacey Lowen and Dr. Gary Winston, or Melissa Wilkey, NP at Surfside Pediatrics in Ventura, CA, offer comprehensive medical care for children, and they can help you if you are having problems with breastfeeding your baby.
It’s normal to have a few questions about breastfeeding, especially if you are going to be a new mom. These are some of the most frequently asked questions about breastfeeding:
Breast milk offers many important benefits for your baby that formula can’t match. Consider that breast milk:
Yes, breastfeeding can help moms lose the extra weight they gain during pregnancy. It also helps to balance a mother’s hormone levels. Breastfeeding is also an excellent way to bond with your baby.
You and your baby need to be relaxed and comfortable to have the best experience while breastfeeding. Remember to:
Your pediatrician offers lactation consultations to help you with breastfeeding. These are just a few of the topics which can be addressed during a lactation consultation:
To discover more about breastfeeding and how it can help you and your baby, call Dr. Lowen and Dr. Winston, or Melissa Wilkey, NP of Surfside Pediatrics in Ventura, CA. You can reach them in the office by calling (805) 643-7500, so call today.