Lactation

Lactation Consulting Offered at Shults Pediatrics

You have spent 9 months preparing for your new addition, and want to provide the best source of nutrition, but it’s not as easy as you thought! Do you feel clueless about where to start?

That’s okay! Our bodies are designed to know what to do and your baby is eager to learn, you just need a little guidance.

Meet our Lactation Team

Dr. Stephanie Shults is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). Rebekah Reid, RN has worked closely with Dr. Shults in establishing our Lactation consultation program and is currently completing her practicum hours for her IBCLC accreditation.

They are both experienced breastfeeding mommas themselves and are happy to help overcome any challenges or difficulties you may have with nursing your baby. As a team they will evaluate your baby nursing and help develop a care plan that works best for you and your baby.

Why consider a Lactation Consult?

  • Your baby doesn’t seem to be latching on or feeding effectively
  • You think you might have low milk supply
  • You have sore or cracked nipples
  • Your baby isn’t gaining weight
  • Your baby has special needs such as pre maturity, cleft palate, or multiple births

Breastfeeding Fun Facts!

  • Breastfeeding families save approximately $2,000-$4,000 annually from formula cost
  • 75% of moms produce more milk on their right side then their left regardless of whether they are right-handed or left
  • Breastfeeding mommas sleep an average of 45 more minutes a night compared to formula fed
  • What Will I be Charged?

    A Lactation consult is different from a routine well visit and will be billed separately. Most insurances will apply this fee as a copay or to your deductible. We recommend checking with your insurance prior to scheduling for specific billing questions.

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    Monday:

    7:00 am-6:00 pm

    Tuesday:

    7:00 am-6:00 pm

    Wednesday:

    7:00 am-6:00 pm

    Thursday:

    7:00 am-6:00 pm

    Friday:

    9:00 am-5:00 pm

    Saturday:

    8:00 am-12:00 pm

    Sunday:

    Closed