Lactation Consultants

If you and your baby are challenged by difficulties such as latching on, painful nursing, or baby’s slow weight gain, our lactation consultants are available for breastfeeding support. Let them help you with lifestyle changes or health challenges that may impact your family.

In addition to prenatal and postnatal breastfeeding education, our lactation consultants can answer questions, offer personalized counseling and supply you with useful literature and resources.

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While breastfeeding is natural, it can be tricky. We offer support and tips to get you and your baby started right.

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Breastfeeding challenges

Lactation consultants provide support for more common nursing issues, such as pumping and storing breast milk, too little or too much milk production, nursing a colicky baby, or planning for returning to work while breastfeeding.

At Henry Ford, our experts can also support you in these challenging situations:

  • Premature baby
  • Inverted nipples
  • Twins or multiple babies
  • Nursing an adopted baby
  • Returning to nursing after a break
  • Infections, such as mastitis or thrush (yeast infection)
  • Special needs, such as a baby with Down Syndrome, cleft lip and/or palate
Need breastfeeding help?
Our experts are a phone call away.

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If you are having an emergency, call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room. Please do not utilize this scheduling feature for urgent medical situations.

Henry Ford Health System is committed to ensuring our Deaf or hard-of-hearing patients and visitors have equal access to all services. We provide the appropriate auxiliary aids and services, including qualified sign language interpreters, TTYs and other assistive listening devices, at no cost. To request assistance, call 313-916-1896 or email CommunicationAccess@hfhs.org.

If you have traveled to China, Iran, Italy, Japan or South Korea in the last 14 days or been in close contact with someone suspected to have the COVID-19 (Coronavirus), please contact our nurse line @ 313- 874-7500 prior to scheduling.

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