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Mother’s milk is the best possible food during your baby’s first year, and nursing can be a rewarding experience for both you and your baby. Breastfeeding doesn’t always “come naturally” for all mothers and babies. Samaritan offers lactation support staffed by specially trained and certified lactation consultants.

Seek Assistance

You may want to seek assistance from a lactation consultant if:

  • You have cracked, bleeding or blistered nipples, continued nipple soreness or breast pain during breastfeeding.
  • You have had any prior breast surgery such as augmentation, reduction or biopsy.
  • You have flat or inverted nipples.
  • You think breastfeeding is not going well.
  • You have engorged, painful breasts.
  • Your baby is having trouble latching on.
  • Your baby is not satisfied after breastfeeding, demonstrated by crying or finger sucking.
  • Your baby is not swallowing consistently for at least 10 minutes while breastfeeding.
  • Your baby requires formula supplements to be satisfied.
  • Your baby has not regained birth weight by the two-week visit.
  • Your baby has lost more than 10 percent of his or her birth weight prior to discharge from the hospital.
  • Your baby was born earlier than 37 weeks gestation.
  • Your baby develops jaundice.

For more information, call 541-768-5244.