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Breastfeeding Support

Breastfeeding your baby offers many benefits. We’ll help you learn how to create the best breastfeeding experience for you and your baby, including basic feeding positions, breast and nipple care, milk storage, proper latching, breastfeeding when you return to work and managing challenging environments.

Our team includes a breastfeeding (lactation) educator who has two children of her own.

Maternal Benefits of Breastfeeding:

  • Helps with weight loss after pregnancy
  • May reduce your response to stress
  • Reduces your risk for breast and ovarian cancer
  • May reduce risk of heart disease
  • Helps to manage formula-related costs

Benefits to Baby:

  • Breast milk is more easily digested than formula
  • Provides protection from various illnesses until the baby can be fully immunized
  • Decreased risk of lung diseases
  • Decreased risk of ear infections

Our services include a lactation consultant. If you have questions or concerns about breastfeeding, talk with your provider about this service.

Other helpful resources include:

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Article by Oakdale ObGyn Physician Taryn McEvoy:

Breastfeeding isn’t always easy. You may initially experience some uncomfortableness as your baby learns to nurse. Or, it’s hard to position your baby correctly. This is all normal.

Some new moms may develop mastitis, an inflammation of the mammary gland, while breastfeeding. If you experience symptoms that include painful, red breasts, talk to your provider immediately.

Our breastfeeding (lactation) consultant offers new moms breastfeeding advice at our clinic in Maple Grove. Ask your provider about this service.

Our providers are happy to offer tips and strategies to help you and your baby have a positive experience with breastfeeding.

We can offer advice on equipment, nipples, bras, breastfeeding at work, and more. Just ask. And if you are having concerns, our lactation consultant is at the ready to assist.

  • Is there a “best” way to breastfeed?
  • What’s the best way to position my baby?
  • How often should I breastfeed?
  • Is it ok to use a pacifier?
  • How do I know if my baby is latching correctly?
  • What are some tips to care for my nipples?
Benefits of Breastfeeding

Maternal Benefits of Breastfeeding:

  • Helps with weight loss after pregnancy
  • May reduce your response to stress
  • Reduces your risk for breast and ovarian cancer
  • May reduce risk of heart disease
  • Helps to manage formula-related costs

Benefits to Baby:

  • Breast milk is more easily digested than formula
  • Provides protection from various illnesses until the baby can be fully immunized
  • Decreased risk of lung diseases
  • Decreased risk of ear infections
Breastfeeding Resources

Our services include a lactation consultant. If you have questions or concerns about breastfeeding, talk with your provider about this service.

Other helpful resources include:

Websites

Article by Oakdale ObGyn Physician Taryn McEvoy:

Understanding Risks

Breastfeeding isn’t always easy. You may initially experience some uncomfortableness as your baby learns to nurse. Or, it’s hard to position your baby correctly. This is all normal.

Some new moms may develop mastitis, an inflammation of the mammary gland, while breastfeeding. If you experience symptoms that include painful, red breasts, talk to your provider immediately.

Where You Receive Breastfeeding Advice

Our breastfeeding (lactation) consultant offers new moms breastfeeding advice at our clinic in Maple Grove. Ask your provider about this service.

What to Expect

Our providers are happy to offer tips and strategies to help you and your baby have a positive experience with breastfeeding.

We can offer advice on equipment, nipples, bras, breastfeeding at work, and more. Just ask. And if you are having concerns, our lactation consultant is at the ready to assist.

Questions to Ask Your Provider
  • Is there a “best” way to breastfeed?
  • What’s the best way to position my baby?
  • How often should I breastfeed?
  • Is it ok to use a pacifier?
  • How do I know if my baby is latching correctly?
  • What are some tips to care for my nipples?
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