• Breastfeeding

    Posted by Randi Alexander on August 29, 2023 at 6:52 pm

    would first have a conversation with the client and ask her how she feels about
    her breastfeeding experience is going. Then, at the appropriate time, I would
    let her know that I’ve been observing her feedings and it looks like the baby
    is not getting enough milk. I would ask her if she has a lactation specialist,
    and if not, I would help her look into one as a resource. That may take some
    time, so in the meantime, I would find lactation videos and different resources
    online. I also saw some good reference books in our SMC training manual, The
    Breastfeeding Answer Book. I would ask how many times she is feeding the baby;
    she may need to feed more frequently. We would check the way she is positioning
    the baby when feeding to see if she needs more support. We would make sure the
    baby’s mouth was wide open, with lips flipped out, when latching. We would also
    have the mom look to see if the baby is swallowing and the position of the
    breast. After she’s tried all those things and no changes have occurred, I
    would reach out to the lactation specialist. I would recommend that she call
    her pediatrician as well. I wouldn’t let this go on for too long.

    Chloe Anderson replied 4 weeks, 1 day ago 2 Members · 1 Reply
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  • Chloe Anderson

    August 30, 2023 at 8:18 am

    In my utopia, our mom’s will be highly trained while they are pregnant. This won’t eliminate issues but it would reduce them.

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