T.F. asks from Forest Hills, NY on March 07, 2010
Need Lactation Consultant in Seattle
My bro just had a baby in Seattle. His wife has been having a lot of problems w/breastfeeding and painful nipples, mostly apparently because the baby has a very small mouth. They've seen two lactation consultants and it still hasn't helped. Can anyone recommend someone who is close to downtown Seattle where they live?
C.P. answers from Seattle on March 07, 2010
I worked with Renee Beebe when I was having latch issues with my newborn, and thought she was GREAT! She has been a board certified lactation consultant since 1997, with lots of relevant experience before that. I'm not sure of her exact location, but she will come to wherever they are. Here's her website: http://www.second9months.com/about.html.
K.K. answers from Seattle on March 08, 2010
I recently had a baby and the Overlake Woman's Clinic (next to Overlake Hospital) (Bellevue) and they helped me a lot with breastfeeding and more. Heidi was my lactation consultant but they have several. Also check you insurance, I called and turns out my insurance covers three visits a year with a lactation consultant.
K.H. answers from Seattle on March 08, 2010
My daughter also had a very hard time latching, but I was told it was because I had 'unusually' large nipples. I SUFFERED through the pain for over 3 months even after seeing a lactation consultant. It didn't quite help, even though it really seemed like she knew what she was doing. I was seriously thinking about giving up on the bf'ing because it was sooo painful! Someone on this site suggested taking my baby to a craniosarcal therapist or a chiropractior. The reason I pursued that is becuased a googled a bunch of stuff on 'tramatic' births and a baby's subsequent need for 'realignment'. I love my chiropractor who also sees infants. My baby was a suction birth and my first one came out with just me pushing (and an epidural). My first one had no issues latching and she was born a touch smaller than my 2nd. After our 2nd visit with the chiropractor, my 2nd baby latched on just fine! No more pain. The types of adjustments done are not at all the type they do on adults...it was basically massaging their neck and spine and using the activator or clicker...very tame stuff. My baby also seemed to favor her right side and her head was starting get flatter on one side because she'd prefer to lay a certain way. That was the other reason why I was convinced that this was something beyond a lactation consultation. My chiropractor is Dr Scott Hammons with Essential Chiropractor. He's located in Bellevue, but was worth the drive for me!
Good luck! I am forever convinced that Dr Scott did the trick!
R.R. answers from Seattle on March 08, 2010
T.J. answers from Seattle on March 07, 2010
More than a lactation consultant...have her go see Dr MaryAnn O'Hara MD, Seattle breastfeeding medicine! I don't have the number right now but you can google it. Most local lactation consultants refer to her.
L.H. answers from Seattle on March 08, 2010
I would call the Community Birth & Family Center: http://maps.google.com/maps/place?hl=en&oq=&um=1&...
They have a wonderful lactation consultant Barbara Ortiz (spelling?) with 30+ years of experience. She even makes 2-hour house calls. She was of tremendous help to me.