Breastfeeding at Full Circle
|Breastfeeding at Full Circle offers families education and support for successful and satisfying nursing. Our experienced professionals offer classes, consultations and support groups in a warm and welcoming environment. Whether you are pregnant and just thinking about breastfeeding, currently breastfeeding or ready to wean, you’ll find what you need here.
prenatal and postpartum with an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC)
Breastfeeding at Full Circle features IBCLCs who are available to meet with you and your baby. Our private consulting services include prenatal consults as well as postpartum consults. During the postpartum consultation the IBCLC will be able to assess your baby’s latch, give expert advice or practical tools on how to make your breastfeeding experience one that you will enjoy. We can coordinate care for more specific needs such as low supply, engorgement, nursing multiples, over supply, tongue tie, inducing lactation for adoption, prematurity, PCOS and any other obstacle a breastfeeding couple might encounter. Support from our IBCLCs in the first days and weeks following birth can help resolve common early challenges of breastfeeding. If you have pain at any time during or after nursing your baby, or if your baby is having trouble with feeding (frequency, sleepiness or fussiness) you should make an appointment. The observation of the mother and baby is an important step toward making a plan of action that enables you to meet your goals regarding breastfeeding. Also keep in mind that the earlier you seek help, the better the outcome.
Prenatal consultations are recommended in order to prepare for special circumstances such as prematurity, female partners who both want to breastfeed a new baby, mothers who are on medication that they think may force them to stop breastfeeding. Some other circumstances may include: a complicated pregnancy, risk of preterm delivery, maternal illness, maternal history of breast reduction, flat or inverted nipples, multiple births, cesarean births, or a history of breastfeeding difficulties. For many women, having support from an IBCLC early on can help ensure breastfeeding success.
We look forward to meeting you, your baby, and your family to start on the road to a positive and long-lasting breastfeeding experience.