Family Nutrition and Lactation
Our approach is to address the needs of the entire family while addressing the needs of each family member. Children’s diet and nutritional needs will change at each life stage, and at each age. Adult diet and nutritional needs also vary depending on their medical needs. We will discuss with you the adult and children’s medical and physical needs, and focus on the family.
Some children are recommended to see a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) for weight management or other health issues. Our RDNs are trained in pediatric weight management and can address most pediatric nutrition issues. Parents are often concerned with picky eating, food allergies, food aversions, and general eating habits. The RDN meets with the child and the parent(s) and provides strategies to improve health and nutrition.
The most common breastfeeding problems moms encounter that might require lactation services include:
- Difficult or painful latching.
- Low milk supply or too much milk supply.
- Infant weight loss (more than 10% loss from birth weight) or inadequate weight gain after two weeks post-birth.
- Other less common problems could include food allergies and diet or nutrition concerns for the mother and/or baby.
A board-certified lactation consultant is an invaluable asset to breastfeeding families, reassuring you when breastfeeding and lactation are going well, and by providing information and support to help prevent and manage common concerns. IBCLCs help with:
- Prenatal counseling about the factors that may affect breastfeeding and lactation
- Basic position and latch of the infant
- Information about practices that promote successful breastfeeding and lactation
- Preventing and managing common concerns such as poor latch, inadequate milk transfer or supply, nipple or breast pain, and calming a fussy baby
- Milk expression and storage for parents who must be separated from their babies
- Strategies for breastfeeding and lactation after returning to work
- Breastfeeding and lactation in challenging situations, such as feeding twins or triplets, a premature or sick infant, or infants in special medical situations.
Top Ten Reasons to Make an Appointment With Ingrid Knight, RD and Associates, Inc.
- Discuss your individual needs
- Match you with the best fit RDN
- Use evidence-based, science-based, medical information to create an individual diet plan
- Provide on-going support weekly, monthly, or as needed to optimize your success
- Verify your insurance to let you know if there is a copay or any patient responsibility
- Request medical records from your healthcare providers
- Provide status updates, or progress notes, to your healthcare providers as requested
- Share documents and tools with you through our secure portal
- Convenient scheduling with our portal or staff
- Telehealth, or we call telenutrition visits available for all residents of Georgia, Tennessee, North Carolina and South Carolina, and some other states