Breastfeeding may be natural, but it isn’t always easy or intuitive. The advice you’ve gotten from friends and family may not be up-to-date or work for you and your baby. Chances are you’re feeling exhausted, unsure of yourself, or frustrated. Maybe you’re in pain or worried that your baby isn’t getting enough milk. And you would like someone who can answer all of your questions and help you find positions and routines that feel comfortable to you. It sounds like you could benefit from a consultation. I’m here to give you unbiased, nonjudgmental support to you get you and your baby on the track to breastfeeding success.
So what does a consultation look like?
A visit in the privacy of your home that lasts up to 3 hours
Discussion of your baby’s birth and feeding history, including what you’ve tried and what has and has not worked for you
Explanation of what makes a good latch and how to gently break a bad latch so that you can try again
Observation of a feeding session to practice proper technique
A chance to get answers to all of your questions, including information on:
pumping, including for a baby in the NICU
bottle and alternative feeding, such as cup, syringe, or SNS (supplemental nursing system)
supplementation with donor milk or formula
preparing to go back to work
when to introduce purees/solids
breastfeeding twins and higher-order multiples