“Difficult Journeys Often Lead to Beautiful Destinations…”
I am passionate about providing individualized support for families on their personal breastfeeding journey. My experience ranges from typical nursing issues such as poor latch, thrush, supply issues, pumping, twin and tandem nursing as well as more complex nursing issues such as feeding tubes, failure to thrive, post-op, and infants with disabilities or health complexities that create difficulty nursing. I believe there is no wrong way to feed your baby, and my role is to provide support while helping you meet your feeding goals.
The first few weeks home with your baby, while exciting, can be intimidating and overwhelming. I will help build confidence, and provide reassurance in the comfort of your own home during this period of transition. I am happy to assist you in person, by phone, and email support.
How can I help?
- Latch issues
- Breast and Nipple pain
- Premature babies
- Weight gain/loss
- Milk Supply
- Introducing Solids
- Trouble shooting infant discomfort associated with feeding
In a standard session I will assess and review:
- Nursing positions
- Duration and efficiency of feeding
- Tools on how to know if baby is getting sufficient milk
- Tips for increasing supply
- Pumping, safe milk storage and preparation of expressed breast milk.
- Provide referrals to other professionals as required
The home sweet home package: This is an in-home visit for families who are home with baby and looking for some additional support. We can cover a variety of topics or just address your specific questions or concerns. Or maybe you just want someone to reassure you that everything is going well. This one time visit can occur at any point during your breastfeeding journey. (typical visit last 90 min-2 hrs and most issues can be resolved in 1-2 sessions)
The watch me grow package: This includes three visits. You have the choice to have all three once baby arrives OR one before baby is born to learn and prepare for your upcoming breastfeeding experience and discuss goals, as well as two sessions following babies arrival. I will also be available for follow up and troubleshooting via phone and email support for up to 3 weeks.
The ready when you are package: This is an education session that occurs during pregnancy in preparation for your upcoming breastfeeding experience. We will address any questions or concerns you might have. The goal is to educate and instill confidence so you feel prepared when your baby arrives.
The just checking package: Online and phone support only. This is great support for families with a newborn, other breastfeeding children, weaning or introducing solids, or who are just looking for a little reassurance and some basic troubleshooting support. I am happy to answer questions and navigate challenges as they arise. This is an excellent service for families who have had consults with me but want continued support, reminders and reassurance following our in person assessment.
The back to work package: This package is ideal for mothers who are returning to work and want support during this time of transition. We will customize a plan to meet your feeding goals, maybe that means weaning, pumping in the workplace or continued breastfeeding. I will provide resources, develop strategies and help troubleshoot some of the challenges breastfeeding mothers face when returning to work. The ultimate goal is to minimize stress during an already challenging time: Included is one in home visit and 3 weeks of phone and email support in preparation for OR following your return to work.
These packages are meant to highlight some of the available options for support. Every family is different and everyone’s breastfeeding journey is different, providing quality and effective support is my priority and I am happy to customize care to fit your individual needs.
Look forward to hearing from you. 🙂