Private Lactation Instruction
Lactation instruction is an important part of the comprehensive perinatal care offered to our patients at IGO Medical Group by our nurse practitioner who has specialized training and certification to assist you and your baby with optimal breastfeeding.
Nancy Canty is a strong advocate for infant-led breastfeeding. She has found that this method results in a more positive breastfeeding outcome for both mother and baby. She provides assistance to support normal breastfeeding and address problems such as insufficient milk supply, sore nipples, mastitis, and other concerns. IGO has a pediatric scale to measure how much milk a baby receives in a feeding as well as overall weight gain.
Typically this instruction occurs in a consultation visit during the first week following discharge from the hospital after delivery; however, new mothers are encouraged to call for an appointment at any time they feel the need.
At this visit all normal newborn and early postpartum issues can be discussed to ensure continuity of care throughout the postpartum period between birth and the six week visit. IGO encourages all new parents to communicate any significant concerns about your baby’s growth and development to your pediatrician.