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GCL FAQs

What can I expect at my first appointment?

You will recieve a questionnaire before you appointment including a medical history form. Your baby will be weighed before and after you baby eats. You will be asked about you baby's breastfeeding patterns, pees, poops, sleeping and awake periods. Please arrive with your breasts full and ready to feed your baby. You will be assisted with breastfeeding and positioning in case of a painful latch. Your breasts will be assessed for supply, nipple trauma, any signs of clogged ducts or infection. You will be asked about your diet and sleeping. There will be time to ask questions and you will be given a list of community resources.

Is there Emergency Support?

There is a hotline available 8am - 8pm 7 days a week. When in doubt; Pump and feed your baby. If breast milk is not available, then choose a formula and feed your baby. If you have signs of an infection, headaches unrelieved with Tylenol or Ibuprofen, please call your doctor. 

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Do I need to bring my partner to the breast feeding classes?

We highly recommend you bring your partner / support person with you to the appointment as we will be teaching them how to help you with breastfeeding.

Can I attend the group sessions if I am not breastfeeding?

Baby Bistro is set up for breastfeeding/pumping moms. If you are not breastfeeding, you and your baby are still welcome to come and get your baby weighed and ask questions. All moms are welcome at All of our groups and classes.

Where do I go to get a Breast Pump?

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Do you sell baby carriers?

We do not sell them directly. Please sign up for a baby wearing class for more information on carriers or call the clinic for a referral.

Will you send a copy of the visit to my baby's doctor?

Yes, we will fax a report to the baby's doctor. The office will have a close relationship with local providers.

What do I need to bring to an appointment?

For prenatal lactation appointment please bring any questions you may have. For a lactation appointment after the birth of your baby, bring a hungry baby, and full breasts (please do not pump or feed the baby within 2 - 3 hours of you appointment).