Breastfeeding & Childbirth
The Breastfeeding and Childbirth service is on a mission to empower mothers to achieve their own breastfeeding goals by providing compassionate and comprehensive support along with evidence-based, consistent advice by informed practitioners.
Breastfeeding prevents 80,000 deaths per year for babies under 5 years of age, in both developed and developing countries.
Breastfeeding is the natural way to feed your baby. However, breastfeeding is a learning process and when babies are born, they spend a lot of time on the breast learning how to breastfeed. It is said that if mom and baby are left alone in a quiet room, skin-to-skin, baby will always figure out how to breastfeed successfully. However, sometimes the breastfeeding journey gets complicated especially during the first weeks.
This is why it is important to get help in education, diagnosis, and/or treatment to make the breastfeeding journey an enjoyable and fulfilling part of parenthood.
In a supportive and relaxed atmosphere at Wellbeing Center, we teach mothers how to:
- Achieve the best latch possible, supporting the mother so that she can repeat this on her own at home
- Tell the difference between a baby's sucking and actually getting milk
- Recognize early feeding cues and knowing when baby has really had enough
- Relax so that the mother and the baby may enjoy a relaxed and positive breastfeeding experience
We listen to the mother, help diagnose her breastfeeding concerns, treat her pain or milk supply issues, and help her to prevent future problems.
We offer Mom and Dad Prenatal & Postpartum consultations:
A package of an "In Hospital" consultation on 1st or 2nd day after birth with follow-up postpartum consultations at the center.
"Returning to Work" Consultation ideally at 4 weeks postpartum including:
The choice of the best pump
A personalized plan for your pumping and working journey
The Breastfeeding Consultant and Childbirth Educator collaborates with the Mental Health Specialists and Nutritionists at the Center on conditions like:
- Dealing with negative feelings associated with pregancy, parenting, breastfeeding, weaning among other stressful conditions
- How to breastfeed successfully even during emotional crisis, depression, and other mental health conditions
- Dysphoric Milk Ejection Reflex as known as D-Mer is characterized by an abrupt dysphoria, or negative emotions, that occur just before milk release and continuing not more than a few minutes.
- Introducing solids for a breastfeeding child, healthy eating, increasing milk supply for the breastfeeding mother and any other nutritional advice or recommendations in collaboration with the nutritionists.
The center is fuelled by dedicated medical staff who work to support mothers on their "love journey" from all around the world!