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 Ashley Johnson, IBCLC
Ashley is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, with a true passion for caring for mothers throughout their feeding journey. She is very excited to work with HealthPark Pediatric families! Ashley completed her undergraduate years at North Carolina State University, with a major in Human Biology and a Minor in Nutrition. Go Pack! She pursued her enthusiasm for lactation through clinical hours in WIC offices and at New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington. Ashley plans to go to Medical School and use her skills in lactation as a Pediatrician.
Schedule an Appointment
To meet with our on-site lactation consultant, call 919-896-7066 or request an appointment online.