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Breastfeeding Support

Learn how to make breastfeeding a successful experience

Breastfeeding is a natural and wonderful way to feed your baby, but it can come with a lot of questions. Both mom and baby are learning how to properly feed and finding a routine that works for them. Northpoint Pediatrics is here to help you and your baby get started, answer questions along the way, and help you find success in breastfeeding.

Katy Wolf

Nurse Practitioner
International Board Certified Lactation Consultant

Danielle Culbreath

Nurse Practitioner
International Board Certified Lactation Consultant

Meet Our International Board Certified Lactation Consultants

Did you know? We have two international board-certified lactation consultants (IBCLC) on our team to support you and your baby. They are here to help new moms improve technique, answer questions and solve problems, and ensure that baby is getting proper nutrition.

One on one appointments are available with our International Board Certified Lactation Consultants - call 317-621-9000.

How to know if breastfeeding is going well, and when to ask for help

Breastfeeding is going well if:

  • Your baby is breastfeeding at least eight times in 24 hours
  • Your baby has at least six wet diapers every 24 hours
  • Your baby has at least four bowel movements every 24 hours
  • You can hear your baby gulping or swallowing at feeds
  • Your breasts feel softer after a feed
  • Your nipples are not painful
  • Breastfeeding is an enjoyable experience
 

Call us if:

  • Your baby is having fewer than six wet diapers a day by the sixth day of age
  • Your baby is still having meconium (black, tarry stools) on the fourth day of age or is having fewer than four stools by the sixth day of age
  • Your milk supply is full but you don't hear your baby gulping or swallowing frequently during breastfeeding
  • Your nipples are painful throughout the feed
  • Your baby seems to be breastfeeding "all the time"
  • You don't feel that your breasts are full and excreting milk by the fifth day
  • Your baby is a "sleepy, good baby" and is hard to wake for feedings
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Learn how to successfully start breastfeeding your baby

If you have more questions about breastfeeding, download our helpful guide and get breastfeeding tips from our certified lactation consultants. With the guide, you’ll learn more about common problems, what’s normal, and more.

  • Am I nursing correctly?
  • Why is my baby fussy during feeding?
  • Can I drink coffee while breastfeeding?
  • What should I eat while breastfeeding?

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