Deciding to breastfeed is a decision only you can make. Breastfeeding may take time and practice, but you can enjoy the benefits and rewards of breastfeeding with help from Gundersen Health System's certified lactation consultants - nurses who specialize in breastfeeding.
It is common for moms to have some problems with breastfeeding. Do not be afraid to ask for help. Most problems can be easily treated or solved.
Lactation consultants work with mothers and babies to prevent and treat many common breastfeeding difficulties such as:
- Latching difficulties
- Painful nursing
- Sore nipples
- Weight gain issues
- Milk supply issues
- Breast pump education
Lactation consultants provide education and support throughout your pregnancy, during your hospital stay and after you've gone home. They are available by appointment in La Crosse and Onalaska Pediatrics and Family Medicine.
To schedule an appointment, call: