Should you call a lactation consultant?

  • If you are experiencing pain while breastfeeding
  • If your newborn nurses less than eight times in 24 hours
  • If your baby under five weeks of age is not wetting at least six to eight diapers and/or has less than two bowel movements daily
  • If you do not hear or see your baby swallowing once your milk has ejected
  • If your baby is consistently difficult to wake for feedings
  • If your baby has jaundice
  • If your baby is not gaining weight well without supplementation
  • If you feel your milk supply is low
  • If you think you have an overabundant milk supply
  • If you suspect that you have a plugged duct or a breast infection
  • If you or your baby show signs of thrush
  • If you are concerned about medications and breastfeeding
  • If your baby seems unhappy at your breast or refuses to nurse
  • If your baby is born prematurely
  • If you are weaning
  • Anytime you have questions about any aspect of breastfeeding
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