The Milky Minute offers several services to fit your exact needs to where you are on your breastfeeding journey. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to call or send us a message.
Skip the class and have a private consultation instead! Receive breastfeeding education, learn breastfeeding basics, and review your personal health history and anatomy evaluation. All your breastfeeding questions and concerns are addressed in a safe and private environment.
Breastfeeding is natural, but that doesn't mean it comes easy! Just like learning to walk is a natural process but takes time and practice to master, so is the same with breastfeeding. We are not Lego sets, and we do not just click together! 8-12 feedings per day may not sound too bad to some, but that equates to 56-84 latches a week. That is a lot of latching! We would love to help you get off to a great start on your breastfeeding journey and ensure those latches go as well as possible!
No matter what anyone has told you, latching should NOT be painful, and there is no such thing as the nipples "toughening up." Nipple damage can take the joy out of the breastfeeding relationship between you and your baby. If you're experiencing pinching while feeding, nipple pain, nipples that look flattened or misshaped after latching, or cracked nipples, then it is crucial to have your latch evaluated as soon as possible to prevent further damage
Ouch! A clogged duct is a blockage in the milk flow from the breast. This can feel like a tight spot or lump within the breast that is quite uncomfortable. If this blockage lasts too long, it can tell the body to decrease its milk supply or possibly cause mastitis, a painful breast infection. If you have a clog that isn't moving, reach out for assistance as soon as possible to get your milk flowing again. The Milky Minute offers therapeutic ultrasound treatments to help improve milk flow and get
Double Ouch! If you've been diagnosed with mastitis, we can help evaluate possible causes, ways to protect supply while you recover, and prevent the mastitis from reoccurring. A clogged duct causes most mastitis. Therapeutic ultrasound treatment is a safe and gentle way to try and treat mastitis without the use of antibiotics.
*This is not to take the place of your doctor's advice if you have been prescribed antibiotics for mastitis.
Engorgement is when the breast is full and may even feel like a rock on your chest. An engorged breast is difficult for your baby to latch onto, and the milk has difficulty flowing due to all the pressure. An engorgement phase is very common when the milk supply first comes in after delivery. Learn techniques to regain milk flow, help the baby latch on and help the breast feel softer.
Jaundice is common in newborns and even more in high-altitude states like Colorado. Jaundice can make newborns sleepy, which is inconvenient because eating is one of the ways newborn jaundice is cleared. Our consultants can show you ways to help treat your baby's jaundice without derailing the start of your breastfeeding journey by introducing potentially unnecessary bottles and formula supplementation.
There are several ways to give supplementation other than with a bottle. Learn how to syringe-finger feed, spoon feed, cup feed, or even use a supplemental nursing system (SNS).
Not every mother naturally has ideal breast anatomy for breastfeeding. For mothers with flat or inverted nipples, a nipple shield may be needed initially to help teach the baby how to latch onto the breast. Learn how to apply a nipple shield, how to protect your supply while using the shield, and how to eventually help baby wean off the shield and direct latch instead.
If the external latch technique is good yet there is still pain, t there may be an internal cause. A few signs of oral restrictions include sliding or popping off thebreast, falling asleep quickly while nursing, long feed times, and frequent spitting up. A part of baby's lips may appear pulled in, or have lip blisters caused by friction while nursing. Morgan can evaluate for signs of restriction, and if need be provide referrals to specialists that can help diagnose and treat these restrictions.
There are several different positions you can nurse your baby in. There is no reason for you to be uncomfortable! Obtain better rest and sleep by learning how to side-lie feed, or save your back and arms by learning how to do a recumbent, laid-back feeding.
Curious to know how much milk your baby is transferring from the breast? Our consultants have high-caliber scales that can help answer that question. The amount of milk transferred can be approximated by weighing your baby before and immediately after a feed. This is especially helpful if the baby is trying to wean off supplemental feeding or isn't gaining ideal weight at their wellness checks.
* Daily weight check scale available for rent.
Learn ways to increase your milk supply through different latch and pumping techniques.
Are you making too much milk? Experiencing frequently engorged breasts? Or does the baby have green, frothy poop? We can help with that too!
If you wish to pump your milk exclusively, need to supplement latch feedings, or are returning to work, making sure you're pumping correctly is essential. A flange fitting and learning good pumping techniques can help optimize your milk expression.
* Emergency pumps available for loan.
Does baby gag, choke, or pull off the breast with a letdown? When that happens, do you give the baby a nice milk shower? You may have an overactive letdown, and the flow is too much for your little one to handle. Learn ways to control that milk flow so the baby can nurse more comfortably.
There are so many questions when planning to return to work. We can help create a plan of when to start pumping to build a "stash," how to maintain your supply while away from your baby, and how bottles can be given without interfering with latch feedings.
Breastfeeding is amazing, but eventually, the baby will want to start eating the same food you are. Our consultants can help answer the questions of when and how to begin this new step in the breastfeeding journey.
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