Breastfeeding Consultations

Breastfeeding virtualDr. Lauren Davis is an advocate for breastfeeding and offers consultations for the parent-child dyad at any stage of breastfeeding. Dr. Davis is a member of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine. She has dedicated the last year to moderating an online forum for breastfeeding female physicians, known as Dr. MILK (Physician Mothers Interested in Lactation Knowledge). She is an advocate for the benefits of breastfeeding for both mother and infant, especially with the knowledge of lifelong changes to the microbiome. Consultations can cover general information regarding breastfeeding, or acute management of any of the following conditions: 

  • Evaluation of breast milk intake during feeding
  • Feeding strategies to support successful lactation
  • Assistance with establishing good milk supply
  • Assistance with breastfeeding premature babies or multiple births
  • Managing sore nipples and other sources of breast discomfort during feedings
  • Evaluation of low/slow weight gain in baby
  • Preparation for return to work – pumping management
  • Treatment of engorgement, plugged duct, thrush or mastitis
  • Elimination diets and protein Intolerances
  • Medication management during lactation

Although within the physicians ability, we do not recommend consultations solely for the evaluation of tongue tie. Though this may be a component of any breastfeeding issue, the physician is unable to perform tongue tie release virtually and should be managed by a pediatric dentist or otolaryngologist.