PRIVATE LACATION CONSULTATION
Do you need breastfeeding help? We offer private lactation consultation sessions in the comfort of your home. These appointments are designed to help you with your current breastfeeding challenges, including:
- Painful latching, feeding, or pumping, nipple damage, breast pain
- Assessing tongue and lip ties
- Weaning off of nipple shields
- Difficulty latching or maintaining latch
- Slow weight gain
- Blocked ducts and mastitis
- Breastfeeding multiples or tandem feeding
- A baby who is sleepy at the breast
- A baby who is fussy at the breast, experiencing breast aversion, or breast refusal
- A baby who is distracted at the breast
- Low or decreased supply
- Ways to supplement
- Introducing solids
- Stopping/weaning from breastfeeding
This list is not exhaustive! If your concern is not listed here, please contact me to see how I may be able to help.
Cost: $110.00 for 1 hr 15 minute appointment. $20/ every 15 minutes past that time.
Note: There are a limited number of reduced-cost appointments available each month to families in need. Please reach out if cost is a barrier to receiving lactation support.
WHAT HAPPENS DURING A BREASTFEEDING COUNSELLING SESSION?
A breastfeeding support session consists of a few different parts that generally happen as follows. Since babies are not known for their punctuality (or respect for planning) the sessions are very flexible to accommodate your baby’s needs!
The session will often start with a brief but thorough medical history with questions related to the pregnancy, breastfeeding history and you and your baby’s current health. Along with questions about your baby’s breastfeeding behaviour and any recent changes, this information provides a context in which to view your current challenges and your breastfeeding journey as a whole.
After the history I will observe a feed to get a sense of how your baby latches on and drinks at the breast. I will offer suggestions about positioning, latching, and ways to manage the milk flow during the feeding to alleviate nipple pain, latching difficulties, fussiness at the breast, or other relevant issues you may have. By the end of the visit you will be able to identify when your baby is getting milk at the breast, enabling you to make informed choices about how to manage the rest of the feed.
Once I have seen a whole feeding I will assess your baby’s post-feed behaviour and complete a physical and oral assessment of your baby, and a breast exam on you, if it is indicated.
The session will conclude with a hard-copy personalised breastfeeding plan that covers all of my recommendations and links to other websites with further information. I will be available for phone and email follow up for 2 weeks after the visit to answer new questions as they arise.
Still expecting your baby? A prenatal consultation may be right for you.