Breastfeeding Consultation

Many moms hesitate to get professional help for breastfeeding, until their difficulties have escalated.  If addressed early, small problems do not become breastfeeding road-blocks.  With my complete lactation care package, I provide anticipatory guidance and early assistance, allowing mom and baby to have a smoother postpartum breastfeeding experience.

The complete lactation care package is an excellent baby shower gift and includes:

A prenatal breastfeeding consult in your home or at my clinic.  I will answer any questions you have about breastfeeding and cover all the information in my prenatal breastfeeding class.  Additionally, I will provide information to address any physical or anatomical issues that could influence breastfeeding.

A postnatal home-visit consult to address any breastfeeding difficulties or questions.

On-going support by phone or e-mail.

The Lactation Consult home visit lasts about 1-1.5 hours and includes:

  • Assembling a thorough health history about you and your baby
  • Listening to your concerns about breastfeeding
  • A pre and post-feed weighing to determine intake (if necessary)
  • A physical assessment, of mom and baby, that focuses on any issues that may affect breastfeeding
  • Observation of a complete feed
  • Instruction on latch, positioning, hand expression, electric pump use and milk storage, if needed
  • Provision of printed handouts that address breastfeeding issues
  • Development of a care plan designed to meet your personal breastfeeding goals—I will help you to develop an individualized plan that works for your specific needs and lifestyle
  • A comprehensive report that will be sent to your health care provider if needed
  • Follow-up phone or e-mail consultation (included in initial fee) or return visits (extra fees) if necessary
  • A commitment to continued follow-up until you are satisfied with your breastfeeding relationship
Payment can be cash or EFT on the day.I will provide you with a receipt for your Medical Aid and you can try and claim back.
Please see RATES for cost of each service I provide.