Virtual Prenatal Consultations
IBCLC help without leaving your home
The most challenging breastfeeding issues happen after hours or when you don't have the energy to leave the house. You can even get help during the witching period or during your postpartum period in the hospital.
PRENATAL CONSULTS ARE FOR PARENTS WHO
Want to feel prepared for breastfeeding/pumping/chestfeeding/pumping
Are worried about nipple/breast/chest pain
Want to know what is normal for babies
Had previous difficulties with breastfeeding/pumping/chestfeeding
Have a history of thyroid issues, diabetes, breast/chest surgeries, or other hormonal challenges (including PCOS)
Are going to have a birth with more interventions (ex: induction or belly birth) or a birth 37 weeks or earlier
Are first time parents
Want to establish contact with an IBCLC prenatally
Are expecting and doubting their body's ability to produce milk
Are experiencing any doubt or frustration with meeting their feeding goals
Do not have much experience with newborns
The two things most parents worry about with lactation is nipple pain and their baby getting enough. According to the CDC these are also the most common reasons for weaning. You don't have to go through this worry alone. I know breastfeeding and you know your baby/body/ life best, together we can come up with a plan.
WHAT HAPPENS IN A PRENATAL CONSULT?
I LEARN MORE ABOUT YOU, YOUR PREGNANCY, YOUR EXPECTED BIRTH PLAN, YOUR BABY AND YOUR POSTPARTUM PLAN
Through forms and conversation, I learn more about you, your baby, and your life. We will talk about any possible yellow flags in your intake forms and how we can minimize the effects of those yellow flags.
You will learn about your baby and lactation
You will learn what is the expected timeline of lactation in the newborn period and how milk production works during this time. You will get hands-on practice with latch, and positioning using a doll. Lastly, we will do a mini flange fitting and you will practice hand expression (if you want).
WE MAKE A PLAN AND UPDATE THE PLAN
We make a plan based on what we have learned in the first two steps. You can then message me in the practice better app if you have questions, updates, or want to check-in. Many parents will message me their insurance pump options or ask me for my favorite products to promote lactation.
WHAT YOU GET
90 minute Zoom visit
This is where we will complete the consult steps and come up with a plan.
5 weeks of email support
This is where we do the updates on plans if needed. You can check in on how everything is going and we can do some more troubleshooting.
Local resources and guidance videos
Many of my virtual clients are all over the US and internationally. I will help you find resources local to you and send you video guidance so you can have the same experience virtually as you would in-person