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Pediatrics

Lactation/Breastfeeding

Lactation Support Team

Kristy Harley, RN, IBCLC

Kristy can be reached at 910.362.3419. This is a private voicemail that is checked throughout the week.
 

Wilmington Health Pediatrics wants to welcome you and your new baby!

Congratulations on choosing to breastfeed! Offering breast milk is a wonderful investment in your child’s health and we want to support your decision to breastfeed by offering Lactation Support Services.

Breastfeeding is going well if:

  • Baby is breastfeeding 8 -12 times in 24 hours
  • Baby is satisfied after breastfeeding
  • Baby has at least 3 stools per 24 hours by day 4
  • Breastfeeding is not painful
  • Breasts feel full before feeding and softer after a feeding

Reasons to call for a lactation appointment:

  • You have breast or nipple pain
  • Your baby isn’t latching well
  • You feel you need to supplement due to low milk supply
  • You feel breastfeeding is not going well
  • Familiarization with pump assembly and use

Breastfeeding 101 Classes

Learn the basics of getting breastfeeding off to a great start!

If you are interested in breastfeeding, this class is the first step in making that happen for you and your baby. We will discuss tips to get you started with confidence, hospital procedures that support the breastfeeding mother & baby, troubleshoot breastfeeding challenges, and much more. To find out more about our Breastfeeding 101 classes please click here.

Lactation Visits

Goals

  • Offer assurance
  • Problems solve and make a personalized plan for you and your baby
  • Allow mother to gain confidence in her ability to breastfeed

Scheduling

  • Average length is 60 minutes.
  • Tuesday appointments are available at our Monkey Junction Office from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Wednesday appointments are available at our Northchase Office from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 
  • Thursday appointments are available at our Monkey Junction Office, and rotate the next Thursday at our Northchase Office from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • A Pediatrician is available for additional support and intervention if needed.

Remember your baby should be seen by a provider again at 2 weeks.

Watch this video and learn what Dr. Elizabeth Buskirk from Wilmington Health Pediatrics has to say about Breastfeeding.