LACTATION SUPPORT

Lactation COnsulting

As a Certified Lactation Educator & Counselor (CLEC), I will join you in your home to assess and address the most common challenges that come up with early breastfeeding.

In additional to being a CLEC, I am currently working towards the IBLCE certification for lactation consultants. I recently completed the lactation consultant program through The University of California, San Diego where I supported 300+ breastfeeding mothers in the outpatient clinic at Kaiser San Francisco. I am scheduled to take the IBLCE exam in October of 2019.

COMMON BREASTFEEDING CHALLENGES MAY INCLUDE:

  • Baby's position & latch

  • Nursing a sleepy or fussy baby

  • Nursing with over-supply (too much milk)

  • Nursing with low-supply (too little milk)

  • A baby struggling with weight gain

  • Nursing after breast augmentation or reduction

  • Nursing a pre-term baby (born before 37 weeks gestation)

  • Tongue tie or other anatomical complications

  • Feeding a baby with a medical history

  • Using medication for on-going supply issues

  • Making decisions about formula or donor milk supplementation

  • Day or night weaning

  • Breast pump usage & fit

  • Bottle introduction & paced feeding

IN-HOME LACTATION CONSULTATION

90-minute home visit includes plan of care and one week of email follow-up.