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5 Reasons to Book a Prenatal Lactation Consult


Expecting a little one? Prenatal lactation consultations can be a game-changer! From troubleshooting potential breastfeeding challenges to prepping for the journey ahead, these sessions offer invaluable support and knowledge.


Here are 5 reasons you may want to consider a prenatal lactation consultation:


  1. It's Your First Baby or You are Having Multiples: A prenatal lactation consult can give you education on breastfeeding techniques, proper latch, positioning, and milk supply management. Understanding these basics before baby arrives can boost parents' confidence and readiness for breastfeeding.

  2. Thyroid Conditions: Thyroid conditions can have various effects on lactation primarily because thyroid hormones play a crucial role in the production and regulation of breast milk.

  3. No Changes to Breasts During Pregnancy: If a parent doesn't experience any breast changes during pregnancy, it could potentially indicate underlying issues of hormonal imbalances that might affect breastfeeding and lactation.

  4. PCOS, Gestational Diabetes or Insulin Resistance: These can all affect lactation in various ways due to their impact on hormone levels, metabolism and overall health.

  5. Challenges Feeding a Previous Child: Address past challenges, identify risk factors, develop a plan, and build confidence.


All lactation consultations prioritize your goals and desires for your infant feeding journey! We will work together to make a plan that feels good to you, involving the rest of your care team as necessary, to set you up for success!


Investing in a prenatal lactation consult now can pave the way for a smoother breastfeeding experience later. Book your in-person or virtual consult online at www.soundbirths.ca


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