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Consultant provides breastfeeding advice to moms

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New and expectant mothers can now get special attention when it comes to breastfeeding.

The American Academy of Pediatrics now recommends that mothers get early access and help with lactation. In January, Huntsville Pediatric Associates added a specialist to their team. The academy said early help is critical to a successful experience for both Mother and Baby.

"With my experience and training, I can identify possible problems and head those off," said lactation consultant Julie Patton, RN. "I can create a plan for them and start working one-on-one right from the beginning."

Patton said potential problems could include weight loss, jaundice in babies, and problems with milk production. The specialist also speaks on the phone to mothers who are unable to make it to the office.

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