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Many parents go into pregnancy knowing whether or not they want to breast/chest feed their babies. For those who wish to breastfeed or chest feed, early education may be key. We live in a society where technology has infiltrated many aspects of our lives. While there are numerous benefits, one downside is having to discern whether information is accurate or not. This is true for lactation information too.
There are hundreds of blogs, websites, and groups filled with lactation education. So how do we navigate this and determine what’s factual or most up-to-date? How do we learn what to expect or ways to navigate the unexpected?
Breast/Chestfeeding is a learning curve! While it may be natural, it’s not always instinctual for us. There are a plethora of factors that come into play when it comes to getting the right start. This is why I offer a 3 hour comprehensive, evidence-based, lactation class that covers all of the bases! There’s no need to sort through 12 blogs to find what you need, when you can get it right in the comfort of your own home OR in a class setting. With both weekday and weekend availability, this class is designed to fit your needs. During this class you can expect to learn many things which include but are not limited to:
I am pleased to offer in-home and virtual* consultations and counseling. Some of the most common issues I see are with the initiation of breastfeeding, navigating night feedings, a baby not latching or fussing at the breast/chest, engorgement, clogged ducts, tongue/lip ties, nursing strikes/breast refusal, low milk supply, issues with tandem nursing, re-lactation & induced lactation, nipple pain, breast pains and infections, slow weight gain, and jaundice. These are some (but not all) issues that I work with my clients on to help navigate. On top of that, I offer counseling for weaning, nursing premature babies, and nursing multiples
* Virtual visits are conducted on a video conferencing platform compliant with The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA) best practice guidelines.
How to Prepare for the Initial Consultation
Prior to the appointment, you will be emailed 4 forms to complete and then return to me either in person or via email*:
*I use an e-mail service that supports HIPPA compliance so that your information is safe and secure
Consultation and Follow-Up Overview
During the consultation session, I will do the following if applicable:
After the initial consultation, all follow up visits can be scheduled ahead of time or on a drop-in basis to fit your needs. Typically sessions last 60-90 minutes.