For 25 years, our pediatricians have cared for children in Southbury and the surrounding community. Illness never happens at the “right” time, so we structure our services around busy families. Same-day acute illness appointments are built into every provider’s daily schedule to ensure access for patients.
We’re conveniently located in the Southbury Medical Building, with easy access to healthcare specialty services for the entire family.
Our pediatricians speak English and Filipino. We follow the guidelines of the American Academy of Pediatrics, and we firmly believe that all children and young adults should receive all recommended vaccines according to the schedule approved by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Our comprehensive pediatric care services include:
- Acute illness care
- Annual and sports physicals
- Breastfeeding support and consultation services
- Online patient portal access
- Sports injury care
- Wellness visits
- Care for eating disorders
Teen patients struggling with eating disorders receive holistic support for their unique physical and emotional needs. Our doctors work as a team to provide care and support for nutrition, medical intervention, and physical and psychological support for teens and their families.
Breastfeeding is one of the best choices you can make for your baby’s health and wellbeing. Sometimes, however, things don’t go as planned—and you could use some professional support when it comes to breastfeeding.
We can help.
Whether you’re a first-time mom who’s feeling a little overwhelmed, or you’ve successfully nursed other children but this newborn is having difficulty feeding, it’s important to know that a private, in-person consultation with a compassionate and knowledgeable expert is just a phone call away.
Allene McMurrer Troy, PA-C, IBCLC, has more than 18 years in pediatric practice and is an internationally board-certified lactation consultant. And while she practices at Western Connecticut Medical Group’s Southbury Pediatrics, you don’t have to be a patient of the practice to benefit from her expertise.
So if you and your baby are in need of breastfeeding support, simply call us at 203-262-4250.
The breastfeeding concerns we help resolve
If you and your newborn are having problems breastfeeding, we’ll find a solution. You can count on us for real-world guidance and advice on the full range of issues relating to breastfeeding, including:
- Trouble with latch (or latching on), which is when your baby begins to suckle and draws out your milk
- Poor weight gain
- Sore nipples
- Engorgement (when breasts are full of milk, tender and painful)
- Mastitis (inflammation of the mammary gland)
- Taking medications while breastfeeding
- Tongue tie (a condition that’s present at birth that restricts the tongue’s range of motion and a baby’s ability to breastfeed)
- Low milk supply
- Returning to work while breastfeeding
- Breast pump advice
- Nursing multiples
What a breastfeeding consultation involves
Both you and your baby will be seen in our Southbury office during an initial consultation, which lasts up to 1 ½ to two hours, ensuring that you have ample time to ask questions and get the answers and reassurance you need. During this comprehensive session:
- We’ll take a full history on you and your baby
- We’ll observe a feeding to see it firsthand and evaluate any issues
- Based on what we see, we’ll develop a personalized action plan to help breastfeeding be successful and satisfying for you and your baby
After your initial visit, we may schedule a brief follow-up appointment to monitor your progress and check your baby’s weight.
While we accept most major insurance plans, please contact your insurer to confirm that your breastfeeding consultation is covered and whether a physician referral is required.
When to schedule a breastfeeding consultation
While you may have seen a lactation consultant while you were still in the hospital after giving birth, it’s often not until you and your baby return home that problems with breastfeeding can arise.
Support from a board-certified lactation consultant in the days and weeks after you give birth can help resolve many of the common early challenges of breastfeeding, which is why Western Connecticut Medical Group offers this important service.
Please call us for a breastfeeding consultation if:
- You have breast pain at any time during or after nursing your baby
- Your baby is having trouble with feeding (such as frequency, inability to latch, extreme fussiness at feeding time)
- You’re just not sure if you’re doing it “right” and could use some reassurance that your baby is getting enough nutrition
And remember: the sooner you seek help, the sooner you and your baby will successfully breastfeed—and the better the outcome.
To schedule a breastfeeding consultation, simply call us at 203-262-4250.