If you're struggling with it we can probably help. Here are just a handful of common concerns we address on a regular basis.
While breastfeeding/chestfeeding is a natural behavior we often need some extra hands-on help and support from a lactation consultant to figure it all out.
The worry of whether or not your baby is getting enough milk plagues many parents. A little professional reassurance can go a long way to helping families feel comfortable with their nursing relationship. We're happy to assess your situation and give you the peace of mind you need to move forward in your journey.
Sometimes it can feel like your newborn is biting you, but how could that be when they have no teeth? We're happy to assess your baby's latch and work with you on making things more comfortable for both of you.
You're not alone. A lot of parents have this same concern. Our office is equipped with a professional grade baby scale and we can talk you through ways to feel more comfortable judging for yourself whether baby is gaining weight appropriately, what to watch for, and when to seek help.
There's only one way to find out, an assessment by a highly trained professional. If you or the lactation consultant suspect a tongue or lip tie, a gloved oral exam will be performed to determine whether baby is suffering from oral restrictions or not. Oral assessments are generally not painful for baby and often Rachelle can accomplish them with little to no tears from baby or caregiver(s).
With 20+ years experience in latching babies, we know all of the tricks and tips to get you and babe feeling cozy together.
We can help with that too. With a large collection of bottles on hand we will see where the problem lies and help to find a solution that works for you.
We can work with you and babe to determine if supply is really the issue or if something else is at play?
First of all, we're really sorry to hear you're suffering. With 20+ years of experience assessing nursing dyads we can get to the bottom of what's causing your pain and make a plan for recovery and future success. A successful nursing relationship is our goal and it shouldn't involve pain.
There's always a reason and we'll get to the bottom of it. With 20+ years of experience we've pretty much seen it all and can use that knowledge to suss out the root cause.
Whether you're an experienced pumper, or just getting started, we can talk through a plan for success, make sure you're prepared to talk to your employer about your pumping needs, and set caregivers up for a successful bottle feeding experience.