Feeding is one of the most common concerns for parents of newborns. How will the baby be fed? How often? Breastfed or formula? As with every patient and situation, each family is different and will need to make the choice that fits them best.
Since breastfeeding or formula feeding can often be a decision that needs a little help, HealthPark Pediatrics has a lactation consultant on staff who can help you through the process.
Whether you need some help getting started with breastfeeding, or if you have questions about what formula is the right choice, we are here to coach you, help you, and encourage you.
Our lactation consultant is trained to help mothers with a variety of challenges surrounding breastfeeding, including:
- Latching difficulties
- Painful nursing
- Low milk production
- Inadequate weight gain
- Advice about breastfeeding equipment and supplies
Our lactation services can also help women meet their nursing goals when they are faced with special challenges such as returning to work or school.
Meet Jordan Smith RD, IBCLC
Jordan is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). After completing her undergraduate degree at North Carolina State University, she attended Meredith College where she completed the requirements to become a Registered Dietitian (RD). After becoming a Registered Dietitian (RD), she discovered she had a passion for infant nutrition. Jordan completed her IBCLC clinical and educational hours through the Mary Rose Tully Training Initiative at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. She has worked as a clinical IBCLC for over 6 years at UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill, NC.
Jordan grew up in Charlotte, North Carolina and is married with 2 daughters and a dog. Jordan breastfed both of her girls and understands the challenges new parents face. In her spare time, she loves staying active and hanging out with friends and family.
Schedule an Appointment
To meet with our on-site lactation consultant, call 919-896-7066 or request an appointment online.