Breastfeeding Specialist in Port Matilda, PA
Dr. Olivero provides expert breastfeeding support and lactation care for mothers and their newborns. Olivero Pediatrics offers walk ins or call (814) 256-4466 to schedule an appointment.
Breastfeeding is an important part of a new mother’s life. It provides essential nutrients for your baby and offers you time to bond with your newborn. At Olivero Pediatrics, we understand that breastfeeding does not always come naturally, even if you do everything you have been told to, which is why we offer breastfeeding support and lactation consultation at our practice. If you are an expectant mother with questions or a new mom who is having difficulty breastfeeding, we can help you learn how to effectively address common breastfeeding issues, so your baby receives the important nutrition they need to grow and develop.
What types of problems can you help me address?
At Olivero Pediatrics, we understand the many different issues faced by breastfeeding mothers every day. We can offer support and counseling for women who are struggling with sore nipples or breast engorgement, as well as those whose babies are having difficulty latching. If you are concerned about your milk supply, we can discuss your feeding plan to ensure your baby is gaining weight appropriately. Many new mothers may feel pressure to do everything perfectly from the start, but the truth is that many new parents struggle with breastfeeding, and there is no reason for you not to seek effective help from a medical professional who can answer all of your questions and help you move forward with a helpful breastfeeding plan in place.
Are there resources available prior to my delivery?
Attending a class or scheduling an appointment with a doctor prior to your delivery is a great way to begin the process of understanding how to provide for your baby. A discussion with your doctor prior to delivery can help you understand the importance of skin-to-skin contact as part of initiating your milk supply and provide you with an outlet where you can ask important questions you may have. By speaking with a breastfeeding specialist, you will ensure you receive all of the information you need to provide for your baby. The dedicated specialists at Olivero Pediatrics can provide you with in-depth information prior to delivery, and can then support your baby’s health after they are born, and for many years to come.
When should I alternate breasts during feeding?
It is important to use both breasts for feeding to ensure you maintain a milk supply in both breasts and avoid painful engorgement. The amount of time your baby will spend breastfeeding will vary depending on their unique body’s needs. Many women try to alternate breasts approximately halfway through a feeding session and begin with the opposite breast during the next feeding. Your breastfeeding specialist can offer you better insight into how long you should nurse at each breast as they get to know you and your baby. That is why it is so important to find a doctor who understands the intricate needs of a breastfeeding baby and new mother, so they can provide you with the information you need to support your baby’s health and development from the very beginning.
Motherhood comes with no shortage of questions. Olivero Pediatrics is proud to offer breastfeeding advice that can help new mothers support their baby’s development. If you have questions about your milk supply, a breastfeeding schedule, or more complex issues associated with your baby’s feeding, our breastfeeding specialist can help. Contact us today to schedule an appointment, or simply walk in to speak with a physician when you need to.