We all know that breastfeeding is best for our children, but it is not always easy. Our mission is to support you and your baby so that you can meet your breastfeeding goals. Breastfeeding takes two. We work with the parent and child as a unit to meet the needs of the dyad.
IMPORTANT CORONAVIRUS UPDATE
We are taking the current situation regarding Covid-19 seriously and want to keep you, your family, our staff, and the community as protected as possible. Due to the high rate of disease transmission and severity of disease, we are taking measures to limit face-to-face contact as much as possible. For this reason, we are strictly implementing the following measures:
We are reducing our office staff to one administrative/medical assistant to assist Dr. Schecter.
We will not have additional lactation support in the office. Limiting person to person contact is the best strategy for preventing the spread of this virus.
Only ONE ADULT will be permitted to accompany the infant patient into the office suite and into the exam rooms. Any additional adults who accompany the patient will be asked to remain in the waiting room.
The accompanying adult must wear a mask covering the mouth and nose while in the office suite.
No siblings or other children will be permitted in the office suite or exam rooms.
All follow up wound checks will be performed remotely. Please click here for instructions on taking a proper picture or video of your child's wound site to be emailed for review. You will then be contacted regarding healing and will be provided with any additional instructions as appropriate.
We know that you are coming in because your infant is not feeding effectively and understand that you are anxious to remedy this. We intend to keep visits as brief as possible while still providing the most appropriate care. Practically speaking, this means that you will be interviewed regarding the issues you are having, and your baby will be examined and treated as necessary. We will offer some instruction on proper positioning, but will not be as hands on as usual. We have made the decision to allow our lactation support staff to focus on keeping themselves and their families safe. We will then review aftercare with you. This instructional video on proper aftercare has been updated.
We understand that these measures do not foster the ideal patient experience, but feel strongly that it is the most responsible course of action at this time. If you are not comfortable with our current clinical plan and would like to cancel your scheduled appointment, please let us know by email or phone as soon as possible. We will not assess any late charges for last minute cancelations given the circumstances.
Lastly, if you have a fever, cough, or cold symptoms or you have been diagnosed with or exposed to someone with known coronavirus, please cancel your appointment and keep yourself safe.
We appreciate your patience and understanding.
Dr. Schecter and Staff
1140 Bloomfield Avenue
West Caldwell, NJ 07006