Breastfeeding Education

Vida Medical Clinic has a lactation counselor who can provide free breastfeeding education and counseling in the form of one-on-one sessions. You do not need to be a patient in the clinic to take advantage of this free service. Our lactation counselor provides information on the normal, natural process of breastfeeding, as well as some common challenges. The following is a list of some of the topics that we will cover:

  • The benefits of breastfeeding for mom and baby
  • How to prepare to breastfeed your newborn
  • Frequency and length of feedings
  • How do you know your baby is getting enough
  • How do I latch my baby to my breast
  • Common challenges of breastfeeding: flat or inverted nipples, nipple soreness, engorgement, plugged ducts, mastitis