Being a new mom is exciting, but it definitely does not go without its stressful moments. As a new mom, you are faced with so many different questions about so many different things it’s comforting to know you can reach out for help. I had so many breastfeeding questions, I found myself on the phone with my mom daily, sometimes more than once lol. I’m lucky to have such an awesome mom, I know she got sick of all the questions, but I never could tell.
Here are general breastfeeding questions I had as a new mom.
How long does breastmilk stay fresh if refrigerated?
I was told three to five days, but personally, I never had this problem I wasn’t able to produce enough milk, so I had to supplement with formula.
How long should I breastfeed my baby?
Some people breastfeed longer than others, but I remember being told that it was best to exclusively breastfeed for the first 6 months. Then slowly start adding in solid foods with breastfeeding until they were 12 months. Honestly, I feel that it’s your personal choice and may depend on a variety of things.
What happens if I don’t make enough milk
I didn’t make enough milk I had to breastfeed and bottle-feed Mattie. Everything worked out great, but I was scared something was wrong until I finally could talk to my doctor about the issue.
Where can I get help with any breastfeeding issues I have?
Okay, for me this was my mother and sister-n-law, but for you lucky new moms you can turn to Amwell! OMG, talk about awesome! You can get answers to your questions with Amwell in the comfort of your own home too. Let me tell you more about Amwell and their new lactation services.
Amwell is the nation’s largest telehealth company. They connect users with board-certified, licensed doctors for live, online visits that happen day or night via your mobile phone or desktop. Doctors encounter general conditions such as minor illnesses, injuries, wellness concerns, prescription refills, general health issues, and chronic condition management. Amwell employs primary care and specialist physicians along with registered dietitians and licensed behavioral therapists, so they are able to meet their patient’s health and wellness needs. Doctors are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and they are all dedicated to keeping you healthy while in the comfort of your own home.
Using Amwell is easy! After you have set up your account at Amwell.com or by downloading the Amwell App, choose which service you need and find a provider, I love how each physician lets you know how many patients are waiting and there is always plenty of doctors to choose from. If you would rather schedule an appointment you can do that as well.
Yes, Amwell now has lactation services which include video consultants for new mothers to ask questions, get advice, and address any questions about breastfeeding and all the fun that comes along with feeding your newborn. Lactation services are provided by a network of International Board-Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLCs). They can help with several issues such as breast pain due to feeding your newborn, latching, milk supply, going back to work, pumping and more.
Are you a new mom or fixing to become a new mom? You might be wondering why you’d want to consider lactation services for a few varied reasons:
- You won’t get a lactation consultant at every hospital, Amwell solves that problem.
- New moms have questions and when it comes to their new baby and breastfeeding but not every mom is able to see a board-certified lactation consultant to help with their concerns before they leave the hospital. With Amwell, they can see a board-certified lactation consultant from the comfort of their home.
- Video allows consultants to help the new mom with things like breast pain that often comes with feeding your new baby, milk supply, going back to work, and other feeding issues.
- Moms at any stage can get answers with Amwell and the answers to their question and issues typically within 24 hours of their request.
- One may see a lactation consultant for common issues and questions that are associated with breastfeeding.
I’m excited to see how Amwell’s new lactation services go. I know it’s a service I would have used more than once with all my kids because new moms are not the only ones with questions. To check out Amwell and use one of their many services visit Amwell.com, use code NEWMOM2, and follow them on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest.
What do you think about Amwell and their new lactations services, is this something you would use? Do you have any helpful tips for new moms looking for answers to breastfeeding questions?
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