As a Certified Lactation Counselor, I am here to help you on your journey to nourish and feed your baby. For many, a long-term, successful breastfeeding relationship with their baby necessitates education and support. Just like our bodies are designed to birth, our bodies are designed to nourish and sustain our babies through bresatfeeding. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the World Health Organization (WHO) recommends mothers worldwide to exclusively breastfeed infants for the child’s first six months and with continued breastfeeding along with appropriate complementary foods up to two years of age or beyond. There are many misconceptions about breastfeeding, such as breastfeeding is difficult and painful, but with the right preparation and the right support, breastfeeding can and should feel comfortable and be enjoyable. I am here to help prepare, guide, and support you during this time! As with birth work, I will support you and your choices with compassion and the utmost respect.
Proper breastfeeding preparation & education and support within the first few days and / or weeks of a baby’s life is the key to breastfeeding succes.
Virtual Breastfeeding Preparation ($85): This private, virtual class will prepare you for a successful breastfeeding relationship, starting at the time of birth. Learn what to expect in the first few days and weeks, how to optimize your milk supply, how to read your baby’s hunger cues, proper positioning and latching techniques, how to optimize the health benefits of breastfeeding to baby and mom in the first six months, common myths about breastfeeding, and how to avoid common problems, such as sore nipples, engorgement, and early weaning. For more information or to register, please see VIRTUAL CLASSES.
In-Home Lactation Visit ($150): During this private, in-home session, I will assess a feeding, answer any questions you might have, and help to resolve any concerns or troubles. We will devise a detailed goal-oriented plan, outlining the proposed schedule, solutions, and advice. After the home visit, I offer unlimited phone and email support for two weeks following the one-hour session so that you have the necessary support to achieve your goals. Note: Travel fee is applied for distances greater than 15 miles.
Virtual Lactation Support ($100): One Zoom video call (up to one hour) will allow us to achieve what we would together at an in-home visit (see above). After this session, I will be available for unlimited phone, text, and email support for two weeks.
Most insurance companies will cover prenatal breastfeeding education & lactation support services.