Provide support and/or refer to a local support resource.
• Consult with the team member who is an expert in breastfeeding management for advice and information about special care, such as:
— Establishing and maintaining lactation.
— Safe storage of mother's milk.
— Support and encouragement for the mother.
Help the mother find comfortable positions (e.g., lying down, using pillows) for breastfeeding.
Initiate breastfeeding as soon as the mother and infant are ready.
Minimize interrupting the mother's sleep for reasons other than breastfeeding.
Assist the mother in enlisting support from family, friends, or support groups such as La Leche League.
If an anatomical variation was not corrected prenatally, consult an experienced clinician for observation and assessment of breastfeeding and for guidance in using a breast pump or breast shells to evert the nipples.
Facilitate nursing after delivery.
Encourage women with previous breast augmentation or reduction to monitor the infant's weight gain regularly.