Lactation Support Program | Conditions We Treat

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The Lactation Consultants in the Lactation Support Program are highly trained and experienced nurses who work with mothers and infants who have breastfeeding difficulties. All program staff are International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLC), which is the gold standard in lactation certification. 

Below is a list of some of the areas that we specialize in treating:

  • Clinical breastfeeding evaluation and assessment
  • Feeding difficulties - inability to latch at the breast
  • Suckling difficulties, oral aversion, hypersensitive gag reflex at breast
  • Maternal separation from infant
  • Establishing milk supply using a breast pump
  • Complications of lactation: engorgement, mastitis, low milk supply

We address breastfeeding issues in infants who have:

  • Prematurity
  • Respiratory Complications
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Gastrointestinal conditions
  • Growth Issues and Failure to thrive
  • Newborn complications such as hyperbilirubinemia, fever/infections, and hypoglycemia
  • Other congenital anomalies that affect breastfeeding and swallowing
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300 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115
For Patients: 617-355-6000
For Referring Providers: 844-BCH-PEDS | 844-224-7337

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