Nursing mothers often need help after they leave the hospital. We are pleased to have on staff a certified lactation consultant, Cathy Peters, who is available by phone or in the office to answer questions and offer support with breastfeeding. Cathy meets with mothers in our new specialty center, where a lactation room is designed and furnished to provide comfort and privacy for consultations. Cathy works with your physician or physician assistant to monitor your infant’s progress. Additional support for parents of infants between the ages of two weeks to three months can be found in our newborn support group led by Cathy, which is a forum for parents to ask questions, share helpful hints, and connect with other new parents.
We are pleased to announce that Physician Assistant Heather Buccigross is joining Cathy Peters to provide lactation consultations in our office. In addition to working closely with Cathy over the past several months, Heather has recently completed a Lactation Consultant Training program consisting of 90 hours of course work. Most recently, Heather has successfully passed her International Lactation Consultant exam certifying her to work with moms and newborns for all of their breast feeding needs. Heather is thrilled to add lactation consultant to her set of skills, and is available by appointment and by phone call most days. Please don’t hesitate to ask your doctor, PA, or nurse if you have any questions.