What happens during a Lactation Consulting visit?

I love helping moms and babies work through issues in their breastfeeding relationship! A consult happens in a lovely, peaceful environment where we can spend time answering all your questions as well as caring for YOU, the new mom, as a person, and loving on your sweet baby.

We will first meet 30-60 minutes virtually, where we will go over the intake you have filled out, and we will talk about your health, your birth, and your baby’s health. Next, we discuss what you are currently doing for feedings, struggles you are having, and I may talk you through an oral exam, watch your baby feed, and check your pump flange size (depending on time.)

Next, we will schedule and office visit (or may continue with virtual visits, depending on need.)  We are currently doing temperature checks, asking covid questions, and requiring everyone to wear masks. Please feel free to bring one support person, but no other children. We are doing cleaning and changing scrubs between appointments to provide as safe and clean an environment as we can.  If you are ill, please reschedule or change to a virtual appointment!

An office visit is 60 minutes.  We will review changes since our last appointment. Then, before the baby feeds, I assess the baby’s mouth and suck, weight, and assess the breasts. During the feeding, we will address problems and work together to find solutions to meet your breastfeeding goals. After the feeding we will do another weight to see how much baby transferred.  Then we will come up with a plan.  My goal is that you will leave with a workable plan and confidence to move forward! We will schedule follow up visits or phone calls as you need them.

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