Breastfeeding is a learned skill by both mother and baby and can require patience and practice. Support is available any time by phone or email.
If birthing in a hospital that is not "breastfeeding-friendly" I am available to visit you as soon as possible after the birth to help establish breastfeeding.
Home visits for one-on-one support usually last about 1.5 hours. I observe the baby breastfeeding and answer any questions. Suggestions and options may be discussed. Follow-up appointments can be scheduled as necessary.
If I am unable to help resolve any breastfeeding issues, I refer to a local Lactation Consultant.
Newborn Care Assistance
Sometimes new parents are overwhelmed with newborn care and need an experienced, loving guide to help with basic "baby skills". I am available to meet with you before or after the birth to teach bathing, cord care, diapering, dressing, swaddling, and more. Occasionally an in-depth discussion about burping, crying, and baby poo comes along with the visit!
Often a woman recovering from birth just needs some extra support. Checking on stitches or a cracked nipple, supporting through the stresses of new motherhood, or listening to decompressing from a traumatic birth experience... I am available and willing to serve in this capacity. Referrals to outside, appropriate care are available as well.