Breastfeeding is a natural and healthy process that provides advantages to both baby and mother. Many new mothers have difficulty adjusting to breastfeeding, however, and may benefit from a lactation consultation. A lactation consultation can help the mother fully understand the breastfeeding process and troubleshoot any problems, pain or confusion she may have.
Even mothers who have successfully breastfed their other children, may need assistance with a new baby. A breastfeeding plan will be developed that will take into consideration the mother's medical history and concerns.