Breastfeeding Consultations

At Next Generation Pediatrics, we are committed to providing comprehensive care for our patients from the very beginning.

Whether you are a first-time mom or a new mom with older children, the postpartum period can be overwhelming enough – difficulty breastfeeding does not have to add to this stressful transition. Shelly Suski, IBCLC our board certified lactation consultant is available to help support you, your family and your breastfeeding goals.

Our Services

Our breastfeeding coaching services include:

  • In office consultations with direct support and guidance to help overcome issues including but not limited to latching, positioning, engorgement and low milk supply.
  • Education on the benefits of breastfeeding and how to reach your personal breastfeeding goals.
  • Resources and recommendations on products to use at home after your consultation is complete.

What to Expect at Your Appointment:

Shelly Suski, IBCLC
You will meet with Shelly Suski, IBCLC to discuss your breastfeeding goals.  A thorough medical history and vitals will be taken on both you and your baby.  Vitals that will obtained may include any or all of the following:  head circumference, weight, height and blood pressure on both you and your baby.  Afterwards, the lactation consultant will observe both you and your baby during a feeding session, providing tips and support about breast feeding.  We will learn what a good latch looks like and explore many different positions to provide you and your baby the most comfortable breast feeding experience.

Please plan on bringing to your appointment the following:  your insurance information for both you and your baby, a list of providers that you are currently seeing (OB/GYN, primary care provider,baby’s pediatrician), any nursing materials that you are currently using to help with breastfeeding (boppy, nursing pillows, nipple shields, supplementing nursing systems) and you may also bring any pumping equipment if you have questions related to its use.  A list of baby’s activities in the past 24 hours will be very helpful as well.  This includes amount of wet diapers, dirty diapers, and how many times baby has nursed as well as any formula supplementation she/he was given.

How Much Does the visit Cost?

Since both you and your baby are being evaluated, we do bill for both individuals.  Depending on insurance, these prices can vary greatly. It is best to check with your insurance provider before the visit.  If you typically have a co-pay with your insurer, please be prepared to provide co-pay for both you and your baby on the day of the visit.

Do I Have to be a Patient at NGP?

No.  We accept patients from any practice.  Regardless of where you take your children for routine care, we would love to help you reach your breast feeding goals!

Can I Bring My Significant Other, Support Person, or Other Children to the Appointment?

Given on how time consuming these appointments can be (approximately 1 hour), we recommend finding a trusted caretaker for your children during this time.  It may be difficult for other children to sit patiently throughout the consult.  We believe that breast feeding is often a family commitment and we welcome anyone adult to accompany you at the visit to learn how they can help fulfill your breast feeding goals.

 

 

 

 

Please contact our office (724-482-2220) to schedule your breastfeeding consultation today. Anticipated start date of this service is February 1, 2017.