Breastfeeding support from a Lactation Consultant…
In the comfort of your own home!
Sometimes there are bumps along the breastfeeding road; from the first latch, Mom and baby are both learning about each other and how to breastfeed together. Over 90% of new mothers plan to breastfeed No matter what your breastfeeding goal is, I can help you achieve it!
What is involved in an in-home Consultation:
- An assessment of mom including health and birth history
- An assessment of baby including a weight check
- Assistance with breastfeeding and support with any concerns
- Any supplies needed to help are included
- Together we will create a breastfeeding plan to help you reach your goals
- Unlimited follow up by phone and email included in visit fee
What is an IBCLC?
An IBCLC is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. In order to obtain this designation, the candidate must have thousands of supervised practice hours assisting Moms and babies with breastfeeding, and hundreds of education hours specific to breastfeeding. Once a candidate has fulfilled both the practice and educational requirements, they can complete the exam. If they are successful, they become internationally certified. The IBCLC designation requires ongoing learning and recertification every 5 years.
Why invest in a Lactation Consultant visit?
Most new mothers plan to breastfeed; when difficulties arise in those early days/weeks, it can be very stressful. Without proper support from someone trained in breastfeeding, it is easy to become disheartened and switch to formula. Formula feeding for your baby’s first year will cost between $2,000 to $5,000, and depending on type of formula. Investing in a visit from a Lactation Consultation can save you money, while giving your baby an optimal start in life by supporting your breastfeeding goals. Did you know some extended benefits cover some or all of the cost of my visit?
Concerns I can Help with Include:
- Latching difficulties
- Slow weight gain/weight checks
- Milk supply issues
- Plugged ducts/mastitis
- Breastfeeding multiples
- Breastfeeding strike or refusal
- Exclusive pumping
- Tandem feeding
- Weaning/partial weaning
- Breastfeeding your premature baby
- Coordinating work and breastfeeding
Average visit length is 1.5-2 hours
I know how hectic and exhausting those first few months can be. Let me come to your home, where you and baby are most comfortable.
Do you have a concern that you would prefer to seek advice for via e-mail or phone? I can help. After an assessment, I will provide you with a plan to resolve your issue and resources for ongoing support. We will then discuss your care plan over the phone and I will answer any questions. This includes a follow up to see how you and baby are doing.
Breastfeeding help comes to you, in your home! I will come to your home and assess you and your baby, check your baby’s weight, observe a feeding and offer support for any of your concerns. This also includes a care plan specifically designed for your family and unlimited follow up phone calls or e-mails.
Follow up Visit
For current clients who need an in-home follow-up. This follow-up includes an assessment of Mom and baby including weight checks for baby, followed by breastfeeding support. We will also update your breastfeeding care plan together.