If you're having problems breastfeeding, you're not alone. Many new moms have difficulties during breastfeeding. Problems can include (but not limited to) the following:
- Breastfeeding pain/tenderness
- Breast engorgement
- Latching problems
- Premature infant feeding
- Breastfeeding position resources
- Breastfeeding supplement management
- Illness and breastfeeding
- Infant weight gain
- Returning to work/pumping
- Milk supply management
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.
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.
Find a Lactation Consultant Near You
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.
Resources for Our Patients
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.
Donate Your Breast Milk to Babies in Need
Breast milk is the healthiest food option for newborn babies. But thousands of babies can't get access to the breast milk they need. If you'd like to donate your extra breast milk to babies in need, learn more about our local milk bank: Mountain West Mothers’ Milk Bank.
YoMingo®: Prenatal & Postnatal Education on the Go
U of U Health offers anytime, anywhere education for expectant mothers through YoMingo®, with all the tools and support you need at every stage of your pregnancy. Find information on prenatal care, labor & birth, postpartum, breastfeeding, and newborn care.