D.R. asks from East Meadow, NY on December 17, 2008
I Need a Breastfeeding Doctor/specialist on LI
hi everyone, i posted here a few weeks ago thinking i have thrush. i have since taken diflucan and had a sonogram, i still dont know what is wrong, and now there is a blister or something on my nipple, even though i have only pumped on that side for a week. i get so little when i pump, my supply is dwindling rapidly. the sonogram came back clean, thank Gd, but i still dont know what's wrong. does anyone know of someone i can go see? i live in east meadow. thanks so much, D.
D.M. answers from New York on December 18, 2008
M.G. answers from New York on December 18, 2008
I have had good experiences with Christina Smillie, she is in Stratford. Try giving them a call.
E.E. answers from New York on December 20, 2008
Theresa O'Donnell was my lactation consultant when I first had my son and she was so comforting and helpful and listened to my concerns. She has kids of her own and came recommended by my pediatrician. Her phone # is ###-###-#### and her cell is ###-###-####. She is also a nurse and she works a few days a week so it may take a day for her to get back to you.
She lives in Queens and she came to my apartment for a few hours and I think I paid about $150- money well spent as I had a c-section and lots of problems breastfeeding, but thanks to her help and my persistence, we are still going strong at 11 months. She also followed up with several phone calls to make sure I was doing well. Sometimes you can submit a receipt to your health insurance provider and they will pay some of it.
Here are two other lactation consultants who are in Long Island (although I did not actually meet them they were also recommended by my pediatrician):
Beverly Roe ###-###-####)
Lisa Kennedy ###-###-####)
Good luck and I hope you get some answers and start feeling better.
P.L. answers from New York on December 18, 2008
I recommend calling a La Leche League leader in your area. You can go to www.lllusa.org and find your local group and call one or all the leaders. They can help you and if you want to go to a lactaction consultant, they can give you references for that as well. Hope that helps!
A.P. answers from New York on December 18, 2008
Have they also treated the baby for thrush? From what I know you pass it back and forth and both need to be on meds for it to completely go away.
I dont know of anyone on LI but Christina Smillie in Stratford, CT, (just past Bridgeport) is fabulous. Her # is ###-###-####. Maybe she can refer you to someone on LI or talk it over the phone. If you do make the drive the trip is totally worth it. She has been a lifesaver to me.
The blister sounds like a plugged duct to me. It could be preventing the flow of milk, hence the lower supply.
Call Tina, she is wonderful!