Breastfeeding: What Every Mother (and Partner) Should Know

How­ev­er you choose to feed your baby, mak­ing sure your lit­tle one is receiv­ing the prop­er nutri­tion can be a hard, chal­leng­ing, yet reward­ing jour­ney. The num­ber one thing new moms need when they choose to breast­feed is sup­port — from their part­ner, fam­i­ly, friends and experts like their pedi­a­tri­cian and lac­ta­tion con­sul­tants. Across 108 coun­tries there are approx­i­mate­ly 30,000 Inter­na­tion­al Board Cer­ti­fied Lac­ta­tion Con­sul­tants avail­able to moth­ers, pro­vid­ing high qual­i­ty lac­ta­tion and breast­feed­ing care. At DuPage Med­ical Group, we are lucky to have two expert lac­ta­tion con­sul­tants’ on-staff, pro­vid­ing com­pas­sion­ate and com­pre­hen­sive sup­port to moth­ers and their babies. 

Togeth­er, Car­ol Cham­blin, DNP, APN, RN, IBCLC and Karen Man­ning, APN, IBCLC bring the high­est lev­el of lac­ta­tion and nurs­ing cer­ti­fi­ca­tions, edu­ca­tion and life expe­ri­ence to sup­port­ing women and babies in their breast­feed­ing jour­neys. There are sev­er­al things women (and their sup­port sys­tem) should know about breast­feed­ing. Car­ol and Karen have com­piled details on the most com­mon ques­tions and most impor­tant things a soon-to-be or new mom should know in this all-encom­pass­ing infographic. 

Car­ol and Karen, our Inter­na­tion­al Board of Lac­ta­tion Con­sul­tant cer­ti­fied prac­ti­tion­ers, are avail­able to assist you and your baby in your feed­ing plan. Click here to learn more about our lac­ta­tion con­sul­ta­tion services.