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Lactation Support

International Board Certified Lactation Consultant

I am so happy you are here and looking for support! Each session is designed to meet your needs where ever you are at in your lactation journey. Visits can be at Thrive Mama Collective, in-home or virtual.

I want to help you reach your infant feeding goals; whatever your goals may be!

Lactation Support:

  • Observe a feeding

  • Assist in baby latch and your comfort

  • Weighted feed

  • Customize feeding plan

  • Educate on normal infant feeding behaviors

  • Answer questions and elevate concerns

  • Refer to other providers as needed

Specialty Support:

  • Oversupply

  • Low milk supply

  • Breastfeeding multiples

  • Breast or bottle refusal 

  • NICU/Premature baby

  • Tongue tie evaluation 

  • Food introduction/Weaning

Pumping Education:

  • ​Overview of pump and pump parts

  • Education in assembly and cleaning

  • Proper fitting of flange

  • Help develop a pumping schedule

  • How and when to introduce artificial nipples

  • Milk storage, freezing and preparing

Providing evidence-based lactation care for mothers and babies from womb to weaning. Judgement-free guidance at any point in your journey.

The Support

As an IBCLC I work to meet the needs of your journey - where ever it may be.
I recommend prenatal education and an initial postpartum lactation visit
and plan for 1-3 follow up appointments.

Prenatal Breastfeeding Education

This 2.5-3 hour virtual visit or group class we will discuss what to expect when baby is born, milk production, first latch, comfort, baby output and any other concerns and questions. You will receive call notes and support documents.
 

Postpartum Lactation Visit

Postpartum is an interesting time of growth for you and your baby. Not having to leave your home allows you to relax into your recovery and your learning. This visit might include newborn education, assessment of a feed, latching support and nipple care education. Best suited for newborns in the first 6 weeks after birth. Also great for families that have recently gotten an oral restriction revision, having supply concerns or anyone needing specialty support.

Tongue Tie Assessment

Oral restrictions are difficult to manage. During this 60 minute visit we will observe a feed, do a oral examination, talk about oral exercises and go over any questions. You will be given accompanied information for treatment if needed.

Pumping and Bottle Feeding Consult

Using a breast pump can be challenging. You may find it to be uncomfortable or be concerned about your output. Here we will find a comfortable flange, learn your pump, I will observe your pumping session and provide education when needed. Your baby may also need support in learning to take a bottle. We will discuss proper position and provide recommendations on bottles. 

Back to Work Consult

This visit we will discuss when to introduce a bottle, bottle feeding strategies along with combo breast and bottle feedings, how to maximize your pumping time and experience, milk storage guidelines and how to transport your pumped milk.

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