Lily Lactation

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A Kern Family Health Care Provider

Lily Lactation is a company that contracts lactation consultations to support all breastfeeding infants and mothers. Lily Lactation consultations are completed in 3 different ways:

1. Tele Health using a HIPPA compliant service at

2. In-home lactation consultation by calling 661-717-0878

3. Outpatient visit in the doctor’s office.

All lactation consultations are billable and all consultations are completed by International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLC).

International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLC) are operating within their scope of practice addressing complex problems including: infant feeding issues, breastfeeding issues, etc.

All consultations are available in both Spanish and English.

Our areas of expertise include, but are not limited to:

·      Milk supply

·      Breast/nipple issues

·      Engorgement

·      Latch/positioning issues

·      Inadequate weight gain

·      Breast augmentations

·      Weaning/milk suppression

·      Pumping support

·      Tandem nursing

·      Teething

·      Problems with sleeping

Top Myths of Breastfeeding

Myth #1 “I don’t have enough milk.”

Myth # 2 “Breastfeeding is supposed to hurt.”

Myth # 3 “If I pump longer I’ll get more milk.”

Myth # 4 “We need to prepare our nipples for breastfeeding.”

Myth # 5 “I can’t breastfeed because of the shape of my nipples.”

Myth # 6 “Breastfeeding isn’t going well because my baby wants to eat constantly.”

Myth # 7 “Just a little formula won’t make a big difference.”

Myth # 8 “I need to eat, drink, take this to increase milk supply.”

Myth # 9 “Put heat on engorged breasts.”

Myth # 10 “It’s ok to use marijuana and breastfeed.”

Breastfeeding F.A.Q.

 How do I breastfeed my baby correctly?

1. Support Baby’s neck with your hand placing baby’s neck in between the thumb and the index finger, holding your pinky under baby’s armpit and your thumb on one side of baby’s jaw and index finger on the other side of the jaw.  Do not push on the back of baby’s head.  There are too many nerves and baby will push back if you push on baby’s head. The rest of baby’s body is sandwiched between your forearm and stomach.

2. Keep baby’s spine in a line facing tummy to tummy.  Baby should not be looking sideway or down while breastfeeding.

3. Grab your chest then your breast. Remember the Areola is the Baby’s “area only.”

4. Aim your nipple at baby’s nose caressing nipple down toward baby’s chin to stimulate baby to open wide.

5. Once baby opens wide aim your nipple back at baby’s nose and roll your breast into baby’s mouth while bringing baby to your breast.  I call this the “Hamburger Method.”


Do I have any milk?

 A mother starts making milk during pregnancy at about 4 months.  Colostrum, known as the first milk, is very high in protein, antibodies, and vitamins having a laxative-like quality to help baby poop, and closes baby’s underdeveloped gut.   A breastfeeding baby will eat frequently.   We make sure baby is getting enough by the amount of diapers baby is producing not by how long baby is sleeping.

Day 1 (the first 24 hours) we need 1 wet and 1 messy diaper.

Day 2 (next 24 hours) we need 2 wet and 2 messy diapers.

Day 3 (next 24 hours) 3 wet and 3 messy.

Day 4 (next 24 hours) 4 wet 4 messy.

Day 5  (next 24 hours) 5 wet 5 messy.

Day 6 and beyond 6-8 wet at least 6 messy in a 24 hour day.



How do I establish my milk supply?

 To establish milk supply you must feed baby on demand. Do not use any pacifiers. Place baby dressed only in a diaper and hat on your bare chest with a blanket covering her back as often as you can to encourage feedings and to help baby acclimate to the outside world. Think, “Kangaroo.” Your baby isn’t quite finished and you want to keep baby in your pouch (chest) as often as you can. A sleepy baby isn’t always good. A newborn needs to eat frequently to encourage the meconium  (the black tarlike poop) to pass. This lessons the risk of jaundice in baby.


            If you are pumping to establish milk supply here are some guidelines: Pump within 6 hours after delivery, pump 8-12 times in 24 hours for 10-15 minutes each breast.

 Lauwers, Judith, Swisher, Anna, Counseling The Nursing Mother 5th Edition,  Sadbury, MA 2011, Print