Breastfeeding Medicine Consultations with Dr. Ann Witt
Many mothers know the benefits of breastfeeding for themselves and their baby. But what happens when they encounter obstacles? It is important to remember that even though breastfeeding is “natural,” it still requires the learning of skills.
Breastfeeding Medicine of Northeast Ohio has worked with thousands of mothers from all over the area with concerns related to their breastfeeding experience. Breastfeeding medicine combines medical evaluation, evidence based medicine and lactation support to address breastfeeding challenges.
Common reasons for a breastfeeding medicine consultation with Dr. Witt include:
- Breast or nipple pain (acute and chronic)
- Low milk supply
- Concern for infant weight gain
- Elimination diets
- Breast and nipple infections
- Tongue-tie (Ankyloglossia)
- Oversupply of milk
- Infant or maternal medical conditions that affect breastfeeding
- Medication management while breastfeeding
- Adoption or re-lactation
Please call to schedule an appointment at 216-291-9210 with these or any other breastfeeding issues you may experience as we would be happy to help.
What should I expect during my visit?
Typically, the initial consult is scheduled for one hour during which time both the mother and baby are evaluated. This will include:
- Completion of a thorough history and exam
- Observation of breastfeeding
- Development of a clear plan
- Close follow-up by phone or appointment as appropriate
- Any culture or blood work that may be needed
After your visit, we will provide communication with your primary care provider or lactation consultant.
Do I need to be a patient at Senders Pediatrics to obtain services at Breastfeeding Medicine of Northeast Ohio?No. While we are housed in the same building, Breastfeeding Medicine of Northeast Ohio is a separate entity. Patients and mothers, from practices all over the area, come for one-time or several consultations to receive breastfeeding support and guidance only. Patients at Senders Pediatrics simply gain from the convenience of our location just being down the hall from their primary providers.
Critical For Success
“I think the support and education was critical to my breastfeeding success.”
“Dr. Witt made both me and my husband comfortable with her easy-going approach and practical suggestions that made nursing fit into 'real life.' She truly listened and provided us with support and encouragement on making decisions that were right for our family – and her continued follow-up with us outside of office visits proved her genuine concern for our family’s well-being. That type of personalized care is rare.”
“Without support, education, and modeling I would have bottle fed only. I’m extremely grateful for the time spent with us, and having access to the help I needed.”
Dr. Witt has been more than helpful to me and my son. We suffered from thrush several times—many of which were quite painful. When I called her, she promptly returned my call and was able to fit me into her schedule [...] She listens and takes me seriously—nothing is taken as trivial by her. I’m grateful that she is in this area for nursing mothers to turn to."