Body Feeding Support
We offer comprehensive support, in your home, for situations including:
Insufficient milk or slow weight gain
Poor latch or suck
Transitioning from exclusive pumping to the breast
Breastfeeding after breast surgery
Twins and multiples
Tongue or lip tie
Other breastfeeding difficulties
At an initial lactation consult, we come to your home, where you and your baby can relax and be comfortable. We will take a brief history of any medical issues you may have had before or during pregnancy that might affect breastfeeding, as well as any problems you have currently. We will review the baby’s eating and growth patterns, and any concerns or advice your pediatrician has mentioned.
When your baby is at the chest, we will observe for signs of effective latch and milk transfer, and coach you as necessary on how to encourage effective, comfortable nursing. If your baby is getting supplemental feedings, we will discuss and practice ways to offer supplement with minimal disruption to breastfeeding. We encourage you to ask questions or raise any concerns you might have, either during the visit or afterwards.
Many parents are successfully combining employment and breastfeeding! A one-on-one consult – usually 30 minutes in your home – gives you a chance to ask questions about expressing milk, balancing breast and bottle, maintaining milk supply, or whatever is on your mind.