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Breastfeeding Problems?

If you're having problems breastfeeding, you're not alone. Many new parents have difficulties during breastfeeding. We are here to provide you with resources and help for all of the following areas and more:

  • Bottle feeding refusal
  • Breast care and hygiene
  • Breast swelling (engorgement)
  • Breast infection and inflammation (mastitis)
  • Breast pump sizing, settings, and techniques
  • Breastfeeding
    • Nutrition
    • Position resources
    • Supplement management
    • Timing/schedule
    • Breastfeeding with an illness
    • Weaning/transitioning
  • Clogged or plugged ducts
  • Co-feeding support
  • Formula preparation
  • Infant feeding (full-term/premature)
  • Infant feeding behavior concerns
  • Infant reflux
  • Infant weight gain concerns
  • Latching difficulties and concerns
  • Lip/tongue tie assessment
  • Milk letdown concerns
  • Milk storage
  • Milk supply management
  • Nipple pain or damage
  • Pumping resources
    • Pain/tenderness
    • Returning to work
  • Previous breast surgeries

Meet With a Lactation Consultant

During your visit one-hour visit, you will meet with one of our International Board-Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLC) as well as a physician. Together you and your consultant will work though a feeding. Your consultant will help you tailor a feeding plan to help best support the needs of you and your baby. 

Visit Scheduling

You can schedule lactation visits at the time of your well-child check-ups or separately. These visits could be every three to five days, every two weeks—whatever schedule works for you. Many mothers choose to see a lactation consultant in the first weeks after your baby is born to get their breastfeeding off to the best start possible.

New mom learning about breastfeeding and lactation at U of U Health

To Prepare for Your Visit

To prepare for your visit, please do the following:

  • Bring your baby ready for a feeding. 
  • Avoid feeding for at least one hour before your visit if you are able. 
  • Bring any breastfeeding supplies If you are using any. These might include breastfeeding pillow/supports, supplemental nursing system (SNS), shields, breast pumps, and the like. 

We will bill your insurance for the cost of the visit.

Meet Your Breastfeeding Goals

Early intervention can help you meet your breastfeeding goals! Call 801-213-2995 to schedule a lactation appointment. 

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Schedule a Well-Child Visit

We offer care for your child from infancy to adulthood. Keep your child healthy with regular well-child visits. View our locations all along the Wasatch Front and into Utah Valley. Find the best pediatrician for you.

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