After welcoming your newborn, coping with breastfeeding challenges can be unexpected, stressful and highly emotional. As an experienced lactation consultant, I follow evidence-based practices and help sort through conflicting advice you may hear. I identify the origin of your breastfeeding issues and assist in developing a personalized care plan to resolve them. I have an excellent track record of meeting my client's goals.

Research has shown that mothers who receive help in the early days are likely to have an easier time breastfeeding and tend to breastfeed longer.

In the comfort of your own home, or in my office, I offer comprehensive, individualized client-centered care. An initial consultation appointment is generally 2 hours and includes:

  • comprehensive birth, breastfeeding and medical history

  • assessment of nipples and breasts

  • discussion of current lactation concern(s)

  • assessment of infant weight

  • assessment of infant oral anatomy

  • evaluation of latch and milk transfer

  • review of baby’s growth and feeding patterns

  • referrals to other services or health care professionals 

  • personalized and detailed care plan 

  • insurance documents to submit for insurance reimbursement

  • follow-up check in within 24 hours

There are many reasons why you may schedule an appointment for a one-on-one consultation with me, including but are not limited to:

  • Need for reassurance that breastfeeding is going well

  • Latch, suck or assessment of anatomical issues (tongue or lip tie symptoms)

  • Baby who refuses to breastfeed

  • Breastfeeding after a cesarean birth 

  • Multiples (twins,triplets)

  • Special needs infants (Down Syndrome, cleft lip and palate)

  • Mastitis, plugged ducts, breast abscess

  • Low milk supply or oversupply

  • Breastfeeding during an illness or complicated health issues

  • Supplementation for weight gain concerns

  • Jaundice

  • Sore or painful nipples and/or breasts

  • Engorgement

  • Weaning (baby led, emergency)

  • Thrush (candidiasis) in mother and/or baby

  • Breast hypoplasia (insufficient glandular tissue/ IGT)

  • Premature infant and transition to breast

  • Selecting a breast pump, milk expression, collection and storage of human milk

  • History of breast surgery, hormonal or infertility issues

  • Support for an adopted baby 

  • Introduction of solid foods

  • Induced lactation or re-lactation

  • Safe sleep