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Breastfeeding Support Nurse

SVPAM’s Nurse Practitioner, Susan Pointer, DNP is a IBCLC (International Board Certified Lactation Consultant) and would be happy to discuss breastfeeding questions or concerns. One of the services we offer is a lactation consult.  This extended appointment, in the office, provides time to work on latch, discuss your concerns, and most importantly, provide reassurance. Often mothers are concerned with the amount of breast milk a child is receiving, so we can obtain pre and post feeding weights, which will indicate whether the baby is receiving adequate amounts of breast milk.

Remember that SVPAM also has staff Breastfeeding Support Nurse, Stephanie, who is in the process of achieving certification as a Certified Breastfeeding Counselor.  She helps with phone calls throughout the day so you can have more timely answers to your questions as Susan Pointer is seeing patients.  The providers work collaboratively with Stephanie & will also be happy to return non-urgent calls, typically within 24-48 hours.

Several good websites providing correct lactation information are http://kellymom.com/ and http://med.stanford.edu/newborns.html.  Stanford provides written information and videos regarding latch, maximizing milk production, hand expression, using a breast pump, etc.

Please refer to the below links for additional information regarding common questions.

Painful Nipples

Breast Engorgement

Mastitis

Breast Milk Storage Guidelines

Plugged Ducts

Vitamin D for Baby

Remember to call with medication questions regarding safety and breastfeeding, or with any other questions or concerns

Keep checking back to this page for additional information.

Susan Pointer, CRNP, IBCLC

Stephanie, Clinical Lead RN / Breastfeeding Support Nurse

Mission

To provide high quality and personalized medical care to our patients in a pediatric medical home environment.

Vision

To be the community leader in delivering complete healthcare services to our pediatric and adolescent patients in a medical home environment, utilizing all appropriate & available medical and social services.

Our Locations & Hours

Offices open at 8 a.m., Monday through Saturday.
Patients are scheduled by appointment.

Watch for special posts in our Breaking News Section & at the top of this home Page for holiday hours adjustments

See the "About Us" tab for information on our walk-in hours for sick patients

Rochester

300 Brighton Avenue
Rochester, PA 15074
Tel: 724-774-7110
Fax: 724-774-7394

Sewickley

701 Broad Street, Suite 422
Sewickley, PA 15143
Tel: 412-741-8700
Fax: 412-741-3710

Wexford

119 VIP Drive
Wexford, PA 15090
Tel: 724-935-6644
Fax: 724-935-9644

Billing Office

119 VIP Drive
Wexford, PA 15090
Tel: 724-935-2610
Fax: 724-935-0331

Rochester

300 Brighton Avenue
Rochester, PA 15074
Tel: 724-774-7110
Fax: 724-774-7394

Sewickley

701 Broad Street, Suite 422
Sewickley, PA 15143
Tel: 412-741-8700
Fax: 412-741-3710

Wexford

119 VIP Drive
Wexford, PA 15090
Tel: 724-935-6644
Fax: 724-935-9644