What Pregnant Folks Need to Know About Breastfeeding
MamaTalks live Q&A with Dr. Annie Tubman, family medicine physician and board certified lactation consultant.
Breastfeeding is so natural, but it's not always so easy. There's definitely a learning curve to it! We'll cover the most important info you need to know before your baby arrives to prepare for a smooth transition to breastfeeding. We'll also troubleshoot common problems in newborn breastfeeding and how to deal with them.
-How often and how much will my newborn feed?
-What is colostrum?
-When will my milk come in?
-What does it mean to get a good latch?
-How do I prevent plugged milk ducts and mastitis?
-Does my baby have tongue tie?
-What is breastfeeding jaundice?
-How can I tell if my baby needs breastmilk supplementation?
About Dr. Tubman of Northwest Primary Care
I specialize in:
Preventive Health, Women’s Health and Obstetrics, Sports Medicine, LGBTQ Affirming Care, Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine
I grew up in a tiny town of two hundred, daughter of the area’s only medical provider. Discovering that the practice of medicine was in my blood was a journey that took me over five continents. After majoring in religious studies at Reed College, I worked with the homeless population in Portland, and the Garifuna community on the north coast of Honduras. I attended the Medical School for International Health, a joint program with Columbia University based in the desert of southern Israel. I was overjoyed to return to the Portland area for my family medicine residency training.
My commitment to family medicine is drawn from people and the narratives they carry. I love providing for multi-generational families and individuals in all stages of life. It is my mission to form collaborative partnerships with my patients; not only to manage illness and injury, but also to make decisions about improving overall health and quality of life. With a focus on staying active and a background in sports medicine, I enjoy taking care of athletes of all ages and abilities.
I have a special interest in working with women as they negotiate reproductive choices, pregnancy, and parenthood. I am an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant candidate and enjoy helping families navigate the challenges of infant feeding.