Lactation Consultations

There will be many ups and downs along the way. Our Lactation Consultant is here to support and help guide you through choices and challenges of feeding your baby.  Some babies latch right on to their mothers breast after birth and experience a very easy transition to eating earth-side. Some do not. We will provide hands on guidance to help the mother and baby find success with breastfeeding. We also provide guidance and education regarding milk storage, bottle feeding, pumping, planning for returning to work, weaning, and other issues than may arise along the way.

Initial Consultations generally run 2-3 hours, are tailored to your needs and can include:

In person observation of mother and baby feeding

Strategies for  over coming breastfeeding challenges

Varying breastfeeding positions for mom and  baby 

Assessing adequate intake for growth

Sore nipples and painful breasts

Alternative feeding methods  and supplementation

The science behind the benefits of skin-to-skin  

Normal milestones for infants and how feeding will change as baby grows

Feeding twins or multiples 

Nutritional needs for the mother and baby

Tandem nursing

Supplemental Nursing Systems

Storage of milk

Pumping instruction and support

Introducing a bottle, when, why, and how?

Paced bottle feeding