IN-HOME Lactation 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.
LACTATION CONSULTS ARE FOR PARENTS WHO
Want to check in on breastfeeding/pumping/chestfeeding
Are experiencing nipple or breast/chest pain
Whose baby's are fussy when latching or nursing
Experiencing frustration with latching
Are unsure if their baby is getting enough
Whose baby is showing a bottle preference
Are going back to work
Are expecting and doubting their bodies ability to produce milk
Feel their body is producing too much milk
Are experiencing any doubt or frustration with breastfeeding
Whose baby is supplementing or dropped in weight
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 LACTATION CONSULT?
I LEARN MORE ABOUT YOU, YOUR BABY, AND YOUR LIFE
Through forms and conversation I learn more about you, your baby, and your life. A care plan only works if it meets your lifestyle and feels doable. This portion also includes learning more about yours and your baby's health. Tip-if your baby's pediatrician has an online patient portal you can find your baby's past weight here.
WE CHECK THINGS OUT
This is the portion where we observe a breastfeeding/chestfeeding session. I give you the tools to check for signs of milk transfer and we troubleshoot if needed. I will guide you through checking your baby's mouth if needed.
WE MAKE A PLAN AND UPDATE THE PLAN
This last portion is where we use the info from the previous steps to come up with a plan. All consults include one month of email follow up so you can check in on how things are going. Send me updated weights and we will update the plan as needed.
WHAT YOU GET
90 minute in-home visit
This is where we will complete the consult steps and come up with a plan. including checking your babies suck skills, watching a nursing session, checking flange size, and a weighted nursing session.
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.
Breastfeeding support group
This is where you get community and can check in with me. I offer ta support group at Best Start Birth Center.