While breastfeeding a baby may be “instinctual and natural” for some, it very likely may not be for many.
I got my start in the birth industry as a Certified Lactation Counselor over fifteen years ago. As I began helping families navigate breastfeeding, I saw just how unique and specific each family’s goals, as well as experiences were. I learned quickly that there was far more than one way for breastfeeding to work. Most importantly though, as I helped hundreds of families meet and exceed their goals, I learned that breastfeeding can be hard freaking work!
There can often be questions and uncertainty. Breasts do not come with ounce markings! How do you know your baby has eaten well? What if you have pain? should breastfeeding hurt? Are pacifiers ok? What if I need or want to supplement with formula? Pumping? Returning to work? Ugh, can this really all work for you? There is far too much information available on the internet and much of it is conflicting. Google is NOT a good support system!
The best way to answer all of your questions is to get personal, professional support lined up before your baby is born. First, we recommend you take a prenatal breastfeeding class to help you understand the basics before your baby arrives. Next, we recommend you set up in home lactation visits, two for week one, then one visit each for weeks two and three. This is a time to check in, check latch, discuss any concerns etc. Setting up this schedule before your baby’s birth is an ideal proactive approach. In addition to your visits with me, you will get unlimited phone, text and email support in between our sessions.
If your baby is here now, reach out as soon as you have a question. Do not wait! BirthME understands that concerns with breastfeeding tend to be immediate. We have options to come to you, or to work together via video conference, or phone to get you the timely help you need. All of our packages include unlimited follow up calls to be sure you have all the support you need. Your goals may be to exclusively breastfeed for six months, to hit that special one year mark, or to simply get through today. No matter what you are hoping for, We can help you make it happen. Call us today, let’s plan your success together!
Lactation packages starting at $150