InterMed is committed to helping new families breastfeed. Breastmilk is an excellent source of nutrition for your baby. While breast milk is considered the optimal nutrition for infants for the first year of life, and beyond, breastfeeding does not always come naturally. There are many challenges that families may face when feeding their infants.
Our lactation consultants empower families to reach their infant feeding goals in a supportive, non-judgmental setting. They provide support and education to help each family navigate feeding their babies – from the early postpartum days, through weaning. They provide hands-on care as well as practical advice that even the most sleep deprived new parents can easily follow.
During a lactation appointment, our skilled and experienced staff will observe a feeding and assist with positioning and latch at the breast. They can also answer questions and provide education about breast pumps, milk storage or other concerns regarding establishing or continuing breastfeeding.
Breastmilk has many benefits for you and your baby!
Infants who are breastfed have reduced risks of:
· Respiratory and Gastrointestinal Infections
· Acute Otitis Media (ear infections)
· Type 1 Diabetes
· Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)
Breastfeeding can help lower a mother’s risk of:
· High Blood Pressure
· Ovarian Cancer
· Type 2 Diabetes
· Breast Cancer
Please ask your Ob-Gyn or Pediatrician for a referral to our Lactation Specialists or for more information about Lactation Services at InterMed.
Lactation Services Details
100 Foden Road, West – South Portland Lactation Services on 3rd floor Costs billed to insurance.