Official "Ask the Expert"
Rose deVigne-Jackiewicz is regarded as one of the top Lactation Consultants in San Diego, California. Specializing in normal and high risk mothers and babies, she has worked in hospitals and clinics helping mothers become successful in breastfeeding their babies. She has been teaching classes on this subject since 1983. Rose has worked side by side with nurses, nurse practitioners, pediatricians and other health professionals in the education and training of breastfeeding mothers and newborns.
Episodes for this expert
October is National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month. It’s a tough topic to discuss, but what happens when the baby of a breastfeeding mother passes? How do you avoid engorgement if no longer breastfeeding or pumping? And what are your options when it comes to donating your milk?
Jaundice is normal in most all newborns, and is slightly more common in breastfed babies. How is jaundice handled in the breastfed baby and how does the treatment impact the breastfeeding relationship long term?
With considerable dedication and preparation, breastfeeding without pregnancy may be possible. What does this process of inducing lactation look like and is it right for you and your family?
You’ve done everything you can to ensure a successful breastfeeding relationship with your baby, but you’re still plagued by challenges. When plans A,B and C don’t work… what are plans D, E and F?
Not all women are able to breastfeed exclusively. How do you know if supplementation is needed? How do you cope with the shock and disappointment?
The World Health Organization recommends mothers breastfeed their babies for at least one year. But, there are additional benefits for mothers continue to nurse a bit longer.