Lactation consultants at American Fork Hospital are available to work with mothers who begin breastfeeding. New mothers who would like a consultation may request one through their nurse. Consultants are eager to answer questions and demonstrate techniques that can make the experience as fulfilling as possible.
After a mother returns home, board-certified lactation consultants at A Mother’s Touch Lactation Clinic in Orem can help women continue to make the most of their breastfeeding experience — even if it starts off as a challenge. During an appointment, one of our clinic’s consultants will answer your questions, perform a recommended check-up, and ensure the breastfeeding health of you and your baby.
Research has shown breastfeeding has numerous benefits for both the infant and the mother:
- Breastfed babies have fewer ear, nose, throat, and upper respiratory infections; less gas, constipation, and diarrhea; less risk of allergies, asthma, diabetes, and cancer and less risk of obesity in childhood than babies fed artificial formulas.
- Breastfed babies are calmer because of the skin to skin contact with mom and are more comfortable because of easily digested feedings than babies fed in other ways.
- Mothers who breastfeed have less bleeding after childbirth and lose weight sooner; have less risk of breast, ovarian, and uterine cancer; and have stronger bones for the rest of their lives.
To schedule an appointment at A Mother’s Touch, please call (801)714-3324.