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 professional breastfeeding counselor 19 years ago. As I began providing breastfeeding help to families, I saw just how unique each family’s goals and 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!
I have now put together a team of lactation support to better serve our community and offer a faster turn around time on visits. All of our team members are Certified Lactation Counselors with additional training and mentorship in house. We are here to lower your anxiety and frustration and help you meet your goals fast! Serving Portland to Augusta and beyond.
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!
Set yourself up for breastfeeding success before baby arrives!
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 our team, you will get unlimited phone, text and email support in between our sessions.
Need breastfeeding help immediately?
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 texts 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!
Private in-home Lactation packages starting at $200. One of our team members will come right to you, where you are, as you are. We have strong COVID19 protocols to keep your family safe. We will work with your own tools in your own environment to help you meet your personal goals. A written breastfeeding plan is included and free unlimited text and email support! Follow up is important to implementing a plan, and you may have questions. Having answers at your finger tips is what sets BirthME apart.
In office visits. Come to Maine Mother + Company just outside of Brunswick center and get support in our private and cozy office space. Great parking, baby friendly location. Packages starting at $150
**NEW**Video Conference support starting at $100 Same day, and next day appointments when available. No shower necessary, just you, your baby, and a laptop or smart phone. Super simple breastfeeding help and less wait time.
All packages come with unlimited phone, text and email support! We make sure you are meeting your goals! Call or email for breastfeeding help now!