These appointments are available at our private office in the heart of Arcadia in Phoenix (or HIPAA-secure video connection). You get the most comprehensive care in our clinic, with hands-on expertise in a compassionate setting.
At the first visit, we perform a full assessment and medical history of you and your baby pertaining to the birth and breastfeeding. We use a hospital grade scale to weigh your baby before and after a feed to measure intake. We observe a feeding session to assess the mechanics of feeding for any issues.
We will work on positioning and latch, use any feeding devices you may need, assess infant reflexes and structure, complete an oral examination of your baby, work on suck training or other therapeutic exercises as needed, address diet and nutrition issues, and go over techniques to manage milk supply and express milk if needed.
In most cases, expect to have 3-6 visits with us in total to fully habilitate breastfeeding.