Lactation is a natural process of producing and releasing human milk from the mammary glands in the breasts. The process of lactation begins when you get pregnant. In pregnancy, hormonal changes occur that signal the mammary cells to begin the production of the milk that the baby will consume after birth. Lactation or breastfeeding is
Breastfeeding is the most natural and healthiest way to feed a baby. However, breastfeeding doesn’t come naturally to all new mothers. If you are one of those new mothers who are finding breastfeeding a lot more challenging than you expected, a lactation consultant can come to your rescue. A lactation consultant is a certified healthcare
Breast milk contains the ideal nutrient balance for a baby’s growth and helps strengthen their immune system. Many nutritionists see human breast milk as ideal for infant nutrition. As an expecting or new mother, breastfeeding can seem overwhelming; it is a learned skill that requires time, patience, and practice. If you are experiencing difficulties breastfeeding,
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends exclusively breastfeeding babies for about 6 months because it is considered the best source of nutrition for your baby. However, not all moms find breastfeeding easy, particularly if there is an issue with milk supply. How A Lactation Consultant Can Help With Breastfeeding Breastfeeding is a skill that
Breastfeeding is considered a healthy and natural way to feed your baby, but it can be a lot more challenging than many women expect. Lactation consultants understand the difficulties associated with breastfeeding and offer support to expectant couples and new breastfeeding moms to help them overcome these challenges. Research shows that more than eighty percent
Did you know that NPCMC has Certified Lactation Consultants in our Trinity, Palm Harbor and Westchase locations to help new moms successfully nurse their babies? Click here for more information!