Breastfeeding Education and Support
Breastfeeding is a wonderful and natural thing to do, but for most new mothers and babies it does not come naturally. We encourage new mother's to make an appointment and learn "how" to breastfeed before delivery. Spending a little time learning about what happens after delivery can help ensure a more successful start to breastfeeding.
Western Montana Clinic Pediatric Department is here to help you before and after your baby arrives.
We offer information on breastfeeding education and support.
Benefits of breastfeeding
How to get started breastfeeding
Correct latching methods
Nipple discomfort and relief
Increasing your milk supply
Should you have a feeding schedule?
Breast milk pumping, expression and storage
Mom's returning to work
We encourage you to contact your provider right away if you and your baby are having any of the following issues:
1st time breastfeeding mother
Inability to latch or difficulty latching
Nipples or breasts are sore or cracked
NICU or premature baby
Weight loss in the infant
Prior breast surgery
Use of a nipple shield or supplemental nursing system is necessary
Low milk supply or milk has not come in by 3 days post-delivery
Plugged ducts or mastitis - tell the appointment staff when you call or your appointment