When to Call for Help
Call the Lactation Consultant if:
- You do not feel that breastfeeding is going well.
- Your breasts are engorged.
- Your baby is five days old and you do not think that your mature milk has come in yet.
- It is difficult to get your baby to attach to your breast.
- Your baby cries and/or sleeps at the breast and does not nurse for more than a few sucks.
- Your breasts or your nipples hurt.
- Your baby is four days old and does not have three or more bowel movements each 24 hours.
- Your baby is four days old and does not have seven to eight wet diapers each 24 hours.
- Your baby has had a weight check and is not gaining well.
- Your baby is not calm, happy and sleepy after feedings.
- You feel you need to give your baby something more than your milk.
- Your baby sleeps most of the time. You think your baby would rather sleep than eat.
- You plan to return to work or school. (Call for an appointment two weeks before you plan to return to work or school).
- Supplementation has been ordered by your physician.
- You have any questions about breastfeeding.
Call Lee Memorial Health System
Lactation Office at 343-5186