Breastfeeding Assistance at Pearland Pediatrics
We have partnered with Bay Area Breastfeeding and Education (BABE) to provide in-office lactation consultations for our breastfeeding mothers and infants. BABE consists of three international board-certified lactation consultants (IBCLCs) with many years of experience amongst them and much passion for assisting breastfeeding dyads. They are available for consultation throughout the length of a breastfeeding relationship, from the newborn period and beyond. They are skilled at assisting with common breastfeeding issues, like latching issues, prematurity, supply problems, tongue and lip-tie, breast and nipple pain, and breast pump-related issues. They also offer prenatal classes and back-to-work consultations. We provide a comfortable area in our clinic for families with newborns, complete with private lactation consultation and nursing rooms, as well a separate newborn waiting room.
In addition to the assistance provided by BABE at Pearland Pediatrics, Dr. Chan, one of our pediatricians, is also a board-certified lactation consultant (IBCLC). She practices breastfeeding medicine, which focuses on assisting breastfeeding mothers and infants, while identifying and treating any breastfeeding-related medical issues in that may arise. In mothers these issues include, but are not limited to, mastitis, nipple infections like thrush, clogged ducts, acute or chronic nipple or breast pain, and over/undersupply of breast milk. In infants that are having issues like poor weight gain or difficulty feeding, Dr. Chan is skilled at evaluating the likely causes and forming a plan that involves the continuation of breastfeeding to the fullest extent possible.