December 13, 2017

Breastfeeding Support

I have breastfed both of my biological boys for over a year and even breastfed one of my adopted daughters.  That was no easy task.  It took research, commitment and a lot of determination.  I am a firm believer in our bodies amazing ability to make breastmilk, however, sometimes there are circumstances that cause real challenges.  Just because you can do it, does not mean it is easy.  In fact, breastfeeding can be very hard for both mom and baby.  Common challenges are insufficient milk production, oral ties, poor latch, painful latch, oversupply, fussy babies, mastitis, etc.  If you are experiencing any concern, I would enjoy helping you problem solve.  I am an infant feeding specialist with additional training in tongue/lip ties.

Did you know that only 1% of women are not able make enough milk?  You CAN do this!  Did you know that most pediatricians today have had very little training on breastfeeding, if any at all, and yet moms expect them to be the experts.  They give false information or just push formula ALL the time because they need to be sure baby is fed and don’t have time or experience to problem solve.  Please seek support from someone with breastfeeding education if you are having any challenges.

Although breastfeeding is best for baby, mom and even dad, sometimes it isn’t optimal for you or your situation.  Often times a combination of breastmilk and pumping or formula is what is needed or desired.  I can help answer questions, troubleshoot problems and make a specialized plan just for you and your family.  I am here to help and I travel to you, within about 25 miles of Glendora.

Breastfeeding Support Package:
3 visits for $175 – includes an individualized infant feeding plan                                                                                                                                            Initial visit – 2 hours, plus 2 follow-up visits of 1 hour each

Infant Feeding Plan: $50 (a personalized written plan for your specific needs, addressing current and future goals)

Things we can include in the plan and help you prepare for baby or troubleshoot now that baby is here may include:

  • breastfeeding supplies
  • bottles/pumps
  • safe sleep locations
  • cloth diapers
  • necessary products vs. unnecessary
  • postpartum care plan
  • breastfeeding basics-positions, latch, timing
  • latch issues
  • painful nursing
  • low milk supply/oversupply
  • cluster feeding
  • when to pump
  • paced bottle feeding
  • how much milk “stash” do I need?
  • formula feeding
  • breastmilk/formula safe preparation and storage
  • how to transition back to work
  • how to help stretch babies sleep

A la carte support: $35 per hour, minimum first visit is 2 hours

I can also provide virtual breastfeeding support.  We can chat about your concerns, I can watch a nursing session and we can troubleshoot ideas.

I also offer packages that include doula services and enrichment classes.

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