Comprehensive

Lactation Care

Dr. Lane is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, certified by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners. 

When maternally desired and physically feasible for mom and baby, breastfeeding is a wonderful, fulfilling journey to take with your child. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that infants be exclusively breastfed for the first 6 months, with continued breastfeeding alongside introduction of appropriate complementary foods for 1 year or longer.
We offer supportive, evidence-based lactation services to help families achieve their infant feeding goals. Training in both medicine and lactation enables Dr. Lane to address complex breastfeeding problems, prescribe medication, and provide general medical care pertaining to breastfeeding for both mom and baby. We offer both prenatal and postnatal consultations, during which we will take a detailed breastfeeding history, assess maternal health and breasts, and perform infant oral and health assessments to identify any areas of concern. Positioning, latch, suckling pattern, and milk transfer will be evaluated. You will learn how to establish a healthy milk supply and a personalized feeding plan will be created. 
Lactation assistance is included in membership, or non-members may schedule a lactation-only visit.
Health Benefits of Breastfeeding
  • Breastmilk is loaded with antibodies that help your baby fight off viruses and bacteria

  • Breastfeeding reduces the risk of many diseases, including:

    • Ear infections​

    • Respiratory infections

    • Gut infections, including necrotizing enterocolitis

    • SIDS

    • Allergic diseases such as asthma and eczema

    • Celiac disease

    • Inflammatory bowel disease

    • Diabetes

    • Childhood leukemia

  • Breastfeeding helps prevent childhood obesity​

  • Breastfed babies have higher intelligences scores and are less likely to develop problems with learning and behavior

  • Breastfeeding mothers are less likely to develop postpartum depression

  • Breastfeeding >1 year lowers maternal risk of breast and ovarian cancer

What About Formula Feeding?

Dr. Lane is a firm believer that FED IS BEST. If breastfeeding isn't desired, or isn't possible due to maternal or infant factors, we will help you choose the best formula and feeding options for your baby. There are many wonderful options available that provide appropriate nutrition and even mimic some of the benefits of breast milk.

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