Whether your goal is 1 week, 1 month or 1 year, a successful and rewarding breastfeeding journey is accompanied with support and resources. As a Certified Lactation Counselor and La Leche League Leader, I am here to support, educate and connect families to needed community resources.
Once home, some may experience nursing difficulties in regards to sore nipples, adequate feedings , bottle feeding a breastfed baby, pumping and more. Support looks different for everyone in the beginning days and I am available to come and access a feeding and give the best recommendations for your situation. Continuous phone and email support are included if needed. Group support available.
Returning back to work does not mean the end of the nursing relationship with your baby. As a family starts to transition into a time where the nursing parent will be away from baby, many try to find the balance needed to continue breastfeeding while pumping and storing at work.
This class will assist families to make a plan around the return back to work. We will discuss various pump types and all the possibilities around work and continuing to nurse. We will also discuss storing, handling pumped milk and feeding a breastfed baby a bottle.
WHY IS SUPPORT SO IMPORTANT?
Longer breastfeeding relationships
Lower chance of breastfeeding complications
Transition support at the end of your breastfeeding journey
An interactive class, best to be attended during the prenatal phase by expecting families but can be attended in the early weeks after delivery to help breastfeeding get off to a good start.
Here we will discuss various nursing positions, correct latching, normal weight gain in a breastfed baby and how to determine if baby is getting enough. A great resource for expecting and new nursing mothers and doulas in need of breastfeeding knowledge.