Breastfeeding Medicine

We help you achieve your breastfeeding goals and feel supported, safe, and reassured along the way.

We are here for your breast and chest feeding challenges.

We can help address breastfeeding discomfort from discomfort or pain, to latch questions, up to tongue or lip tie resolution and back-to-work planning or management of pumping and cluster feeding.

 

Tuesdays:  private visits for assessments, planning, treatments, and follow-up with our team of certified lactation consultant (CLC) and advanced practice registered nurse midwife/international board certified lactation consultant (IBCLC)

To Schedule:                                             or Call 206-712-7352

                   for drop-in Lactation Lounges--a great place to connect with other parents and receive support for the experience of breastfeeding your baby.

Frequently asked questions

I need help with breastfeeding. What kind of problems can you help me with?


We evaluate and work with you to resolve pain or discomfort while breast or chest feeding. Yeast or thrush infections, damaged or bleeding nipples, reflux, concerns about how much milk baby is getting, under or over supply issues, or helping you make a plan for continuing the breastfeeding journey when you return to work (a pumping plan). We can also prescribe a breast pump which is normally covered by your insurance if you need one or help you understand which one to purchase to meet your needs.

Self Referral Form




When can I be seen?


Our breastfeeding clinic is open on Tuesdays from 9-3, but if you are having a problem, please contact us so that we can get you seen as soon as possible. We understand that pain during breastfeeding or a baby who is having a difficult time latching, sucking, or swallowing needs attention quickly. Come as you are, no need for an outside referral, we accept most insurance plans. Self Referral Form




Is it normal for breastfeeding to hurt for a little while?


Pain or high levels of discomfort are not normal--although a lot of parents share that experience! If you have any pain or discomfort, come in to be seen and we can help make sure that your early parenting experience is not made harder by pain or confusion over how to feed the baby. Baby's are such complicated people, you don't have to do this alone! Self Referral Form




What are some common symptoms when things are not quite right?


The first thing parents usually notice is pain while the baby latches, or discomfort when they latch or suck. You may also see pain and discomfort for the baby, reflux, or sleep and swallowing problems. Pain or feeling like there is "crunching glass" in the breast with nursing, frequent feedings, poor weight gain, or hearing a “clicking” sound as the baby nurses can all be signs that we can help you understand and find treatment for. Self Referral Form




Who will I see?


This clinic is run by a team led by Laura MacPherson, MSN, ARNP, CNM, IBCLC and Deziree Lindsey, CLC. Jenn Linstad, MSM, LM joins the team for revisions as needed. You and baby will be evaluated for any issues related to breast or chest feeding and taken care of right in clinic, with follow up support and access to our drop-in Lactation Lounge program. Self Referral Form




Do I need a referral to be seen?


No. You can self-refer. If you are with a provider or lactation educator, you can complete this form but it is not neccesary. You can walk-in on Fridays at 11:00am, request an appointment online, or call us to schedule at 206-712-7352.




I am a provider. How do I refer a client or patient?


You can complete this form online. Our clinic is held each Tuesday from 9-3. However, if you have a client or patient with an urgent need, please let us know. After you submit the form, your client or patient will be contacted within one business day--and normally on the same day.





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