After welcoming your newborn, coping with breastfeeding challenges can be unexpected, stressful, and highly emotional. As an experienced board-certified lactation consultant, I follow evidence-based practices and help sort through conflicting advice you may hear.
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that all babies have a feeding assessment between days 3 and 5 to assess latch and weight gain
While breastfeeding is optimal and natural, it is also natural for new parents to have questions, difficulties, and need support. While babies are hardwired to breastfeed, mothers often have questions about how to make and maintain an adequate milk supply, how to breastfeed effectively or how to fit breastfeeding into their lifestyle.
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 cozy office, I offer comprehensive, individualized client-centered care. I identify the origin of your breastfeeding issues and assist in developing a personalized care plan to resolve them.
The following are just some situations that a consultation may prove to be especially useful:
Infant feeding best practices and guidance on normal infant growth and patterns
Evaluation of latch, effective milk transfer and general feeding
Supplementation guidance for weight gain concerns
Management of infant jaundice
Breastfeeding support after a cesarean delivery or other difficult birth circumstances
Increasing low milk supply or management of oversupply
Tongue tie evaluation and management
Care for plugged ducts, engorgement, breast infections, soreness and nipple trauma
Preparing to return to work or school
Flange fitting and pump education, milk collection and storage guidelines
Breastfeeding during an illness or complicated health issues
History of breast surgery, hormonal issues or infertility
Induced lactation and re-lactation