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Breastfeeding Help

Breastfeeding Education and Support

Breastfeeding:

  • Has important, life-long health benefits for both the mother and the baby

  • Sets up a dynamic system of communication between mother and baby

  • Facilitates bonding and attachment

  • Helps you meet your baby's needs

  • Is an essential parenting tool

 

Breastfeeding is a wonderful, natural part of the mother/baby relationship.

 

Some mother/infant pairs find breastfeeding runs smoothly right from the start, while for other mothers and babies challenges occur. Because breastfeeding is crucial to the health of the mother/baby and impacts the relationship dynamic, if you are having breastfeeding challenges it's important to get the help you need if you are struggling. The vast majority of breastfeeding challenges can be overcome with the right help.

By receiving accurate information and support, you can gain confidence in your ability to make decisions about breastfeeding that help you succeed and that are right for your family. Mothers and babies have innate mechanisms designed by nature to help them succeed. Understanding and working with these built-in mechanisms will help you succeed in your breastfeeding goals. You can do this!

Note: My breastfeeding support services are only available to families in my classes.

As a certified lactation educator and counselor, I can make in-home consults to help you and your baby. I can also help you via phone (voice or FaceTime) and Zoom consultations. I assist in the normal range of breastfeeding challenges and concerns. If your situation lies beyond the normal range and requires a different level of care, I will refer you to an IBCLC specialist.

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Breastfeeding Specialties Include:

  • Getting baby attached at the breast, position, and latch

  • Biological/laid-back breastfeeding

  • Preventing and overcoming sore nipples

  • How to know baby is getting enough

  • Infant feeding patterns

  • Preventing and dealing with engorgement

  • Plugged ducts

  • Breastfeeding and infant sleep

  • Maternal nutrition and breastfeeding

  • Introducing solid foods to the breastfed infant

  • Breastfeeding beyond one year

  • Beyond toddler nursing

  • Weaning

  • Nursing in pregnancy

  • Tandem nursing

  • Returning to work/school and breastfeeding

  • Common parenting concerns in breastfeeding families

  • Parenting through breastfeeding

  • Loving guidance

  • Normal infant sleep

  • Co-sleeping and safe sleep

Work with Me:

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Dialed In
 *Phone, FaceTime, Zoom

 

Scheduled time via modern technology to talk about a breastfeeding issue that you need help with. This can be problem solving, looking for resolution, becoming clear on options, or determining your feelings about an issue or challenge.

 

$40.00 per 30 minutes

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In Your Nest
*In-Home Breastfeeding Check

1.5 hour visit that takes place in your home for guided support and to connect about a breastfeeding issue (or issues) that you need help with. Direct support and guidance is really helpful in the newborn period when you are just trying out your mothering and breastfeeding wings.

 

 

 

 

 

 

$150.00

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2 visits at your home after your baby is born to make sure you get breast-feeding off on the right track.

  • 1st visit takes place between days 3 - 5 as your milk starts transitioning ("coming in") to make sure you and your baby are on the right path.

  • A phone check in takes place after the two week visit to baby's health care provider. 

  • 2nd in-home visit can take place week anytime between our first visit and 4 weeks post birth to check-in on progress, answer questions and give any support that is needed.

  • Phone and text support during first four weeks postpartum.

$350.00

The Breastfeeding Bridge

*In-Home Breastfeeding Support

The newborn baby has only three demands. They are warmth in the arms of its mother, food from her breasts, and security in the knowledge of her presence. Breastfeeding satisfies all three.

Dr. Grantly Dick-Read