Lactation Counseling Services
Congratulations on choosing to breastfeed your baby! This can be one of the most rewarding and challenging experiences in your mothering journey. One of the best things you can do for both you and your baby in Antigo is to have the support and care you need.
What is a Lactation Counselor in Antigo WI?
A Lactation Counselor is a trained and certified health care professional that can assess the breastfeeding relationship between a mother and infant using a multifaceted approach. The CLC can help to assess the infant and counsel the mother so that nursing outcomes improve and both mother and baby have an enjoyable breastfeeding experience.
As a Certified Lactation Counselor at Cornerstone Chiropractic & Wellness I can help work with and assess the following:
- Positioning and latch problems
- Sore or damaged nipples before, during and/or after a feed
- Engorgement discomfort and subsequent latch challenges
- Infant weight loss or slow gain
- Babies who seem fussy at the breast or colicky
- Blocked ducts and/or Mastitis
- Large, flat or inverted nipples
- Milk supply concerns
- Pumping and bottle feeding
- Bottle refusal
- Returning to work
My goal as a CLC is to help you set and reach your desired goals for nursing your baby.
Your first visit will include a detailed history of the infant including any current health concerns, birth story and specific concerns related to breastfeeding. The mother will also be assessed and counseled to see what her goals are and also to address any concerns she is having. A nursing session at Cornerstone Chiropractic & Wellness in Antigo will be observed to assess latch, positioning and comfort level of both mother and baby. Pre and post nursing weight checks are available upon request or if milk transfer concerns are prevalent. A care plan will be put together for mom and baby to help with nursing outcomes. The first visit also includes a 1 week follow up call, email or text. This visit can last 45 minutes to an hour.
Follow Up Visits
Follow up visits are meant to assess the progress of mom and baby, do a weight check if needed, review future goals and update the care plan. This visit is 30 to 45 minutes.
Cost of Care:
- 1st Visit: $45.00
- Follow up Visits: $30.00
About Dr. Amy
Dr. Amy Stuber is a pediatric certified chiropractor at Cornerstone Chiropractic & Wellness in Antigo who has been in practice in Northern Wisconsin for 9 years. She loves connecting with and caring for mothers and families and is passionate about breastfeeding. After nursing 4 children of her own and encountering many mothers in her practice with breastfeeding concerns, she decided to acquire her Lactation Counselor Certification in May of 2016. She continues to counsel mothers and do her part to keep our community healthy.