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Comprehensive Pediatric Care

Pediatricians located in Mesquite, TX & Dallas, TX

Lactation Consultant Specialist

Breastfeeding is a natural process, but don’t mistake natural for easy. New mothers encounter a variety of challenges, from a baby that doesn’t latch on or doesn’t feed frequently enough to a lack of milk. When breastfeeding problems develop, you can find a lactation consultant at the Comprehensive Pediatric Care clinic in Dallas and Mesquite, Texas. Contact Dr. Meenu Jindal and her team or book an appointment online if you have a breastfeeding concern. Their lactation consultant will work with you to find a solution.

Laxation Consultant Q & A

What is a lactation consultant?

Lactation consultants are professional breastfeeding specialists who teach mothers everything they need to know about breastfeeding. Your lactation consultant at Comprehensive Pediatric Care provides ongoing support, helps solve breastfeeding challenges, and monitors your baby’s growth and development.

How does breastfeeding support the baby’s health?

Breastfeeding provides many health benefits for your baby, beginning with the hormones and antibodies that protect your baby from illness, which is only found in your breast milk. Studies show that breastfed babies have a lower risk of developing:

  • Asthma
  • Ear infections
  • Eczema
  • Lower respiratory infections
  • Childhood obesity
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Childhood leukemia

If protecting your baby from illness isn’t enough of a benefit, breastfeeding also supplies:

  • Complete nutrition for infants
  • Precise proportion of fat, sugar, water, and protein to support growth
  • Nutrition that’s easier to digest
  • Colostrum (the first breast milk), which lowers the risk of jaundice by cleansing the intestine

What are the warning signs of breastfeeding problems?

If you experience any difficulty with breastfeeding or notice any of these problems, please contact Comprehensive Pediatric Care so our lactation consultant can help before your baby is deprived of nutrients:

Nursing sessions are too short or too long: Breastfeeding sessions in the first few months should last at least 10 minutes, but no longer than about 50 minutes. In both cases, the baby isn’t getting enough milk, either due to low milk production or ineffective suckling.

Baby is still hungry after breastfeeding: This is a sign the baby can’t get enough milk.

Baby doesn’t want to nurse or sleeps through the night: Newborn babies need to be fed every few hours. Without regular feeding, your baby won’t gain enough weight to thrive.

Baby has fewer than six wet diapers and four stools daily: After babies are seven days old, they should get enough breast milk to need frequent diaper changes.

Breastmilk doesn’t come in or breasts become engorged: In both cases, the baby won’t get sufficient milk.

Pain interferes with breastfeeding: Nipple pain and cracking of the nipples should be checked by your lactation consultant right away to rule out an infection and ensure your baby gets enough milk.

Insurance & Payments

Comprehensive Pediatric Care is dedicated to providing you with the highest quality, cost effective medical care. We accept all major credit cards and offer payment installments. Displayed are only a few of the major insurances we accept. Please call the office to verify your insurance! Currently we are not accepting any new Patients with Amerigroup. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Aetna
Baylor Scott & White Health Plans
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Cigna
Molina Healthcare
United Healthcare
Testimonials

Words from our patients

  • Google+

    " I definitely recommend Comprehensive Pediatric Care to all my family and friends.We love our doctor!!"

    Komal A.
  • Google+

    "Wonderful caring staff. I am happy to find a place where my kids can see a doctor at every visit. Highly recommended!"

    Jince M.
  • Google+

    "Dr. Jindal is an amazing listener and very good with kids of all ages. She is very thorough and thoughtful in her diagnosis and treatment."

    Nikhil J.
  • Yelp

    "I strongly recommend this pediatrician and office. She is attentive to the whole family and really cares about my child."

    K.S.
  • Yelp

    "Dr. Jindal is an excellent pediatrician, very professional physician, and a wonderful human being! You really can't go wrong coming to her office."

    Sarah A.
  • Healthgrades

    "Dr. Jindal has seen both my girls since they were born.. she is very passionate about her profession and gives the best care."

    Jenny A.
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