Leslye Adelman, IBCLC
Lactation Consultant/Childbirth Educator
Leslye serves as our Boulevard Pediatrics “on call” Lactation Consultant. She earned her BS degree at the State University of NY in Buffalo, and a Master's Degree in Special Education from Southern Connecticut State University.
Although a former New Yorker, Leslye has made Los Angeles her home for more than 25 years. With more than a quarter century of experience in the fields of pregnancy, labor, post partum and parenting education, Leslye offers a breadth of expertise to Boulevard Pediatrics and its families. She can offer support as a labor coach and can provide breast feeding counseling in your home. Leslye has always considered it a privilege to maintain contact with her clients and remains accessible to answer breast feeding questions, to assist with weaning a stubborn toddler, to help refresh a mom before a subsequent birth, and lend an experienced ear for your parenting concerns. Leslye also runs a consultation business and her website can be accessed at www.gentlenurturing.com. Leslye’s office telephone is (818)789-6718.
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Depression and Anxiety in Pregnancy and Postpartum
While many women experience some mild mood change or “the blues” during or after the birth of a child, 10 to 20% of women experience more significant symptoms of depression or anxiety. Any woman can suffer from pregnancy or postpartum mood or anxiety disorders. However, with informed care, you can prevent a worsening of symptoms and can fully recover. It is essential to recognize symptoms and intervene as soon as possible so that a mother can get the help she needs and deserves.
-Are you feeling sad or depressed?
-Is it difficult for you to enjoy yourself?
-Do you feel more irritable or tense?
-Do you feel anxious or panicky?
-Are you having difficulty bonding with your baby?
-Do you feed as if you are “out of control” or “going crazy?”
-Are you worried that you might hurt your baby or yourself?
-Do you have a personal or family history of depression or anxiety?
-Do you have a history of a thyroid imbalance?
-Do you worry that something is wrong but don’t know how to help?
-Do you think that she is having problems coping?
-Are you worried that she may never get better?
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