Lactation Support

Prepare for breastfeeding your baby BEFORE baby arrives


Getting ready for the birth of your baby is an exciting and busy time. One of the decisions you will make is how you will feed your baby. If the decision is breastfeeding, you and baby will reap the rewards and health benefits that breastfeeding/breastmilk feeding brings.

Many parents and babies find breastfeeding easy and breezy, some parents and babies don’t. The breastfeeding support services provided by The Nurturing Way will provide information, education, referrals, and support to assist you and baby to reach your breastfeeding goals from exclusive breastfeeding, formula and breastmilk, to bottle and breast, to exclusive pumping — YOU define your breastfeeding goals.

As a certified doula, Kathy is permitted access to the postpartum floor of most hospitals to provide private lactation support at your bedside is an option The Nurturing Way is able to provide.

Services:
▸ Pre-partum private breastfeeding classes
▸ In your home consults/support visits
▸ Virtual consult visits
▸ In hospital, bedside consults/support visits
▸ Weighted feeds with medical-grade infant scale
▸ Tethered oral tissue (tongue tie, lip ties, etc.) evaluation
▸ Post-frenotomy suck retraining
▸ Bottle feeding
▸ Creating “return to work” plan
▸ Tongue-tie Education and Support Services:
▸ Accurate, evidence-based assessment/evaluation of possible
tongue/lip, etc. ties
▸ Infant feeding/pumping care plans if breastfeeding isn’t possible
▸ Telephone/text support for questions, concerns and
reassurance
▸ Post-frenotomy follow-up visits
▸ Professional referrals for additional services as necessary


Evaluation

In-your-home lactation evaluation/education/support

$200 Initial Visit

$100 Follow-up


Prenatal Breastfeeding Class

Prenatal breastfeeding classes also available. (2 hrs.)

Contact for details.


*Telephone/text support free (after initial consult)


BREASTFEEDING FACTS & QUESTIONS

Breastfeeding for Beginners

Did you know…Breastfeeding is normal and natural, but like walking, in the beginning, baby falls down a lot.

— baby and mommy need practice!

—Milk production speeds up (you make milk FASTER) if you breastfeed MORE FREQUENTLY

—The emptier the breast, the faster your body works to replace the milk baby took out.

—Your breasts are ALWAYS making milk

—Your beasts are only ever about 75% empty, even after a long feed.