Lactation (Breastfeeding) Medicine Services

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We are pleased to accept referrals of lactating women with breast problems, including palpable abnormalities, persistent pain, and infections. A woman almost never needs to wean for diagnostic work-up and management.

Self-referrals are welcomed, although women are cautioned to check their own health insurance company policy for medical coverage.

Lactation Staff

Jayne R. Charlamb, MD, IBCLC, RLC

Dr. Charlamb is board certified in Internal Medicine and is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). She is experienced with breast feeding problems including:

  • Persistent pain
  • Infections
  • Milk-supply issues

Breastfeeding Support & Information

PLEASE NOTE: Many problems and questions related to breastfeeding do not require the assistance of a physician or lactation consultant. General and individualized breastfeeding support and information can be obtained through local hospital maternity services, La Leche League International, WIC, Family Ties Network as well as other community agencies and private lactation consultant services listed in the local phone directory.

La Leche League is a non-profit breastfeeding support group facilitated by accredited leaders who have breastfed their own children. These leaders help empower mothers through informative meetings and one-on-one help. There is no charge, but there are dues to join the league. Information is found at www.lalecheleague.org External Icon or through the Syracuse area toll-free hotline: 1-877-279-8192. Contact information for other services is available through the Breast Care Center. If you feel your breastfeeding problem requires medical expertise, please contact the Breast Care Center for an appointment.