Breastfeeding & Lactation Services
A mother's decision on how to feed her baby is hers alone and a decision we will fully respect and support. As health care experts, however, we know the inherent benefits of breastfeeding for both mother and child.
Breast milk is the perfect food for babies and helps to protect them from illness and disease. Breastfeeding is good for moms, as well. Since breastfeeding burns calories, it can help her lose the baby weight more quickly than if she was not breastfeeding. Studies have also shown that women who breastfed have a reduced risk of breast and ovarian cancer.
Babies were born to be breastfed, but sometimes moms have questions or concerns. To help with these questions, we've developed a comprehensive program available at Wilson Health. Our international board-certified lactation consultant is here to give guidance and support to mothers who choose to breastfeed.
Our lactation consultant offers consultation services to every breastfeeding mother at Wilson’s Family Birth Center. The consultation includes a baby weight check and breastfeeding observation (the latch, the attachment and positioning). The lactation consultant will answer any questions and/or concerns the mother may have and show her how to fix any problems she may be experiencing with breastfeeding. Wilson’s lactation consultant also does phone follow-up as needed.
If you have any questions or concerns about breastfeeding or using a breast pump, our lactation consultant is just a phone call away. Call (937) 498-5434 to speak with her directly. If the lactation consultant is not available at the time of your call, leave a message and she will promptly return your call.