PRIVATE PRENATAL COUNSULTATION
Private prenatal breastfeeding sessions in the comfort of your home. These appointments are designed to cover common first time concerns as well as special circumstances such as adoption, induced lactation, or prior breastfeeding challenges.
Topics covered include:
- What to expect after birth and in the first week
- Best practises to start on the right foot
- How to know if baby is getting enough milk
- How to protect your milk supply
- When to seek help
- Ways for partners to support breastfeeding
Cost: $90.00 for 1 hour 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 PRENATAL BREASTFEEDING COUNSELLING SESSION?
The prenatal period is often a time full of questions. Perhaps this is your first pregnancy, and you don’t know what to expect. Maybe you’ve never seen someone breastfeed and you don’t know where to begin. Maybe you had difficulty breastfeeding your first child and want to feel more prepared this time, or you have concerns that a prior breast surgery may impact milk production. Or perhaps you have a surrogate or are adopting and want to induce lactation to breastfeed your baby. If this is the case, a prenatal counselling session is for you!
The session will begin with a thorough medical history about the pregnancy, your current health, and specific concerns that lead you to seek help. We will discuss how milk production works in the body, what to expect in the first week after birth, and best practises to start breastfeeding on the right foot. You will leave the session knowing how to hand express your milk and what to look for in a good latch. Common concerns such as how to know your baby is getting enough milk and how to protect your supply will be covered. Depending on your circumstances, topics such as bottle-free methods of supplementation and collecting milk before delivery may also be taught. A breast exam will also be performed to give us a pre-baby baseline to work from.
You will leave the session with a hard-copy personalised plan designed to address your concerns and one postpartum phone call to see how things are going.
Already have your baby? You may benefit from a breastfeeding consultation instead.