Prenatal breastfeeding consult can help you get off to a great start once your baby is born.
Melissa Schiff, IBCLC
International Board Certified Lactation Consultant
I tailor this consult to cover your specific questions, concerns and needs. We will talk about your breastfeeding goals, whether you will need to return to work, if you have any medical issues that may cause problems with breastfeeding. We’ll come up with strategies and a plan to help you get things off to a great start! Support, accurate information, and encouragement sets breastfeeding up for success. This consult is a prefect first step! Consult is about 1.5 to 2 hrs. Dad’s play a very important role in breastfeeding success and is highly encouraged to attend as well!
INFORMATION TO BE COVERED
*Your health history and customize a plan to get breastfeeding off to a good start based on your specific needs
*All the basics of how breasts and milk production work
*Why breastfeeding is so amazingly beneficial for your baby and you
*How to get Breastfeeding off to the best start
*Best techniques on how to position and latch your baby to the breast
*How to know what baby’s hunger cues look like and why it’s so important to recognize them
*How to ensure a good milk supply and maintain your milk supply
*How to know your baby is getting enough
*What to do once you get home from the hospital
*Common first few week issues that may come up and how to handle them
*Info about breastfeeding equipment (pillows, clothes, nipple shields, pumps, etc…) and if they’re needed or not
*How to create breastfeeding support around you
*A nominal travel fee maybe added if your location is outside my general radius.
AFTER YOUR BABY IS BORN, GIVE ME A CALL OR SEND A TEXT TO SCHEDULE A FOLLOW-UP CONSULT TO MAKE SURE EVERYTHING IS GOING WELL WITH BREASTFEEDING!
I’ve studied all things related to pregnancy, birth, babies and breastfeeding over many years. This is my passion! I became a La Leche League Leader in 2006 and have been helping mothers and babies ever since. I’m an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) giving me an in-depth knowledge of all things breastfeeding.
IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER: The content on BirthGuide does not provide medical advice. Always consult a medical provider for diagnosis and treatment. The Complementary Care Directory is a paid membership directory. Members provide the information in their listings, which is not vetted by BirthGuide. The listing of an individual or entity in this directory does not constitute an endorsement or recommendation by BirthGuide. By using this directory you agree to be bound by the BirthGuide Terms & Conditions of Use. If you do not wish to be bound by these terms and conditions, please do not access the directory.