In addition to our chiropractic services, we are proud to offer lactation services provided by Becky Pemberton, an IBCLC (International Board Certified Lactation Consultant). Becky brings her expertise in lactation and breastfeeding support to our clinic, ensuring comprehensive care for new mothers and their infants.
As an IBCLC, Becky has undergone extensive training and education in lactation management. She specializes in assessing and addressing various breastfeeding challenges, providing personalized guidance and support to help mothers and babies establish successful breastfeeding relationships.
When you schedule a lactation consultation with Becky, she will work closely with you to understand your specific breastfeeding goals and concerns. She will assess your baby’s latch, positioning, and overall feeding patterns, offering practical techniques and strategies to improve breastfeeding outcomes.
Becky’s lactation services may include:
Latch Assessment and Support: Becky will evaluate your baby’s latch and provide guidance on proper positioning and latch techniques to ensure effective milk transfer and reduce discomfort for both you and your baby.
Milk Supply Evaluation: If you have concerns about low milk supply or oversupply, Becky can assess your milk production and offer strategies to optimize milk production and maintain a balanced supply.
Feeding Challenges: If you are experiencing difficulties with breastfeeding, such as nipple pain, engorgement, or issues related to tongue or lip ties, Becky can provide recommendations and techniques to address these challenges.
Breastfeeding Education: Becky will provide evidence-based information on breastfeeding techniques, breast care, milk storage, and more. She can answer any questions you have about breastfeeding and provide guidance throughout your breastfeeding journey.
Weaning Support: If you are considering weaning or transitioning your baby to solid foods, Becky can provide guidance and support during this process, ensuring a smooth and positive experience for both you and your baby.
By combining the expertise of chiropractic care and lactation support, we aim to provide a comprehensive approach to maternal and infant health and well-being. Our team is dedicated to supporting you on your breastfeeding journey, helping you overcome challenges, and fostering a nurturing and successful breastfeeding relationship.
To schedule a lactation consultation with Becky Pemberton, please contact our clinic, and our friendly staff will assist you in arranging an appointment at your convenience.
It’s important to note that what is commonly referred to as “colic” in infants may sometimes have underlying causes beyond typical digestive issues. One potential factor that can contribute to excessive crying, fussiness, and discomfort in infants is tongue or lip tie.
Tongue and lip tie occur when the frenulum, a piece of tissue, restricts the movement of the tongue or lip. This restriction can affect the baby’s ability to latch effectively during breastfeeding, leading to increased air intake while feeding. The excess air can result in increased gas, bloating, and discomfort for the infant, which may be misinterpreted as colic.
In such cases, addressing the tongue or lip tie through appropriate interventions, such as revision procedures performed by a qualified healthcare professional, can potentially alleviate the discomfort and symptoms associated with excessive gas and fussiness. Chiropractic care, in conjunction with lactation support, can be valuable in identifying and addressing these concerns.
Our team of chiropractors, along with our lactation consultant, will work together to assess your baby’s feeding patterns, latch, and overall oral function. If a tongue or lip tie is suspected, we may recommend collaborating with a specialist, such as a pediatric dentist or ENT (Ear, Nose, and Throat) specialist, to further evaluate and address the issue.
By taking a comprehensive approach to your baby’s care, we can explore potential underlying causes of excessive gas and discomfort, such as tongue or lip tie, and provide appropriate recommendations and support. Our goal is to help you and your baby find relief, improve feeding experiences, and promote overall well-being.
If you suspect that your baby’s discomfort may be related to tongue or lip tie or if you have concerns about excessive gas and fussiness, we encourage you to schedule an appointment with our team. We are here to provide the necessary assessments, guidance, and support to help you and your baby on your feeding journey.
Welcome to Compass Chiropractic and Wellness! At our clinic, we are dedicated to guiding you towards optimal health and well-being. Our team of compassionate professionals is committed to providing comprehensive chiropractic care and a range of wellness services to support your journey towards a balanced and fulfilling life.
Under the leadership of Dr. Emel and Dr. Sutherland, our highly trained chiropractors, we offer personalized treatment plans tailored to your specific needs. We believe in a holistic approach to healthcare, addressing not only the symptoms but also the underlying causes of discomfort and imbalance.