For Parents

Breastfeeding Information

The handouts listed below offer helpful information regarding breastfeeding your child. We encourage you to refer to this information as needed.

Dr. Kay Anderson, MD, IBCLC, FAAP, FABM

Dr. Anderson is a Board Certified Pediatrician, International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and Fellow of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine. She has degrees as a Registered Nurse and in Social Work. And, she’s a mom! She’s been in practice since 1991 and joined LPG in 1998. Since 2005, she has devoted the majority of her practice to helping thousands of mothers feed their babies and adjust to the demands of motherhood. This passion takes her to Africa and Honduras for short term mission work, where she teaches newborn care, breastfeeding and nutrition to mothers and healthcare providers.

Prenatal Breastfeeding Classes

We strongly recommend a prenatal breastfeeding class for families to get nursing off to a great start. Call our office to reserve seats in a 1 hour “How To Breastfeed” class taught by Dr. Anderson. Cost is $20 per couple and dates are below. Feel free to use our appointment request form to book your spot online! One of our staff members will call to confirm your spot. (Choose one date before your due date)

Lactation Consultations: What to Expect

The initial lactation visit takes about 1 hour. Follow up visits are scheduled according to how baby is progressing and take about 30 min. Cost is sometimes a concern. Your insurance may cover lactation counseling but those insurance codes are used to bill for care of mothers. Dr. Anderson is a pediatrician and focuses on the care of the baby, while empowering the mother to provide milk for her bay. Charges are submitted to insurance as an office visit for your child., and thus your insurance may apple a copay or the charges may go to tour baby’s deductible. As a physician, Dr. Anderson will monitor your baby’s health status while breastfeeding, and also address critical issues such as jaundice, fussiness, infections and any other medical concern for which you would need to come here anyway. At appropriate times, Dr. Anderson can perform the services of the newborn well check-up and/or 2 week well check-up. This will provide a one stop shop for your baby’s care and keep your baby’s care well coordinate with your pediatrician at LPG.

Breast feeding handouts