IBCLC Breastfeeding Services
“Clearly the transition of childbirth is more than having a baby; it is a pivotal event in a woman’s personal development”
~Elizabeth Davis Midwife/educator
Malia - IBCLC License #:11118380
Dahlia- IBCLC License #:11159940
Our priority is simply to support you in achieving your breast feeding goals. We share our knowledge and experience of breastfeeding and newborn health to assist you in creating a workable plan to allow you to fulfill your optimal breastfeeding experience.
With the proper guidance and support, nearly all moms and babies can breastfeed. If you are experiencing any difficulties or have lots of questions, an in home visit is an easy and welcome solution.
Our caring approach and experience allows us to quickly tune in to you and your baby, identifying the issues in your unique situation and show you effective strategies that will quickly improve your breast feeding success.
Extremely helpful and very popular. Have an IBCLC Lactation Consultant attend to you within the first 12 hours of the birth of your baby. An IBCLC will assist you with “first” latch on, demonstrate and practice different positions with you. This is especially critical if you’ve had a difficult birth or caesarian. Address any questions, concerns or special circumstances pertaining to your baby or your birth. Your IBCLC will assess your baby’s suck and swallow rhythm and immediately determine if there are any anomalies to address before leaving the hospital. Approximately 25% of newborns require a frenectomy that often go undetected in routine newborn screenings. Normally lasts about 1-2 hrs. Includes 2 weeks of phone consultation as needed.
1st Latch Service
Two-hour In Home Visit by an IBCLC Lactation Consultant
During the first 48- 72 hours following your baby’s birth. She will review all the basics. Troubleshoot any challenges you are having, discuss how you and your baby are managing to successfully breastfeed. If requested she can weigh and provide you with a target growth curve chart specific to your baby. This is extremely helpful in the first 1-12 days postpartum when most newborns often tend to lose weight.
She can help you implement a plan to address hi bilirubin levels and offer practical TIPS for soothing your baby
Includes 2 weeks of phone consultation as needed.
Additional Follow Up Visits: Most clients wish to have their IBCLC Consultant return to monitor progress and adjust the care plan as needed. We believe strongly in follow up care. To emphasize our commitment to your long term success we offer a reduced rate for follow up visits.
What is an IBCLC?
The International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) credential identifies a knowledgeable and experienced member of the maternal-child health team who has specialized skills in breastfeeding management and care. The IBLCE certification program offers the only credential in lactation consulting and is available globally.
IBCLCs have passed a rigorous examination that demonstrates the ability to provide competent, comprehensive lactation and breastfeeding care.
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Benefits of Gentle Sleep Coaching
Good sleep habits support baby’s health and family well-being
random sleep pattern
multiple night wakings
Multiple night wakings is usually a sign your baby is not getting enough sleep. This can interfere with daytime alertness and learning and parent’s ability to truly enjoy this very special time in your lives
Our gentle sleep nudging approach developed over 15 years of working with families overnights –in their homes as a baby nurse + postpartum doula is not CIO. It is designed to help your child learn the skills to transition from tired and awake to gently falling asleep on their own and put themselves back to sleep during the night.
Our gentle sleep method does not involve cry-it-out, and the gradual step by step approach is gentle and effective. You do not need to night wean or discontinue room/bed sharing if that is your preference.
Read: Academy of Sleep Medicine; Published Review of:
Sleep Training Methods
Call today to explore if your baby is ready for gentle sleep training
Pre Birth Consultation
A one on one meeting offers a private physical breast assessment and a discussion of the mothers goals and desires for breastfeeding. We answer any questions you may have about feeding your baby, and explain the daily nutrition requirements for different stages of your rapidly changing baby’s life. By taking the time before baby arrives, we are able to foresee any challenges well in advance and be ready to prepare for them in time for the day of delivery and the critically important first latch on.
What the Experts are Saying
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Policy on Breastfeeding
Human milk is species-specific, and all substitute feeding preparations differ markedly from it, making human milk uniquely superior for infant feeding. 12 Exclusive breastfeeding is the reference or normative model against which all alternative feeding methods must be measured with regard to growth, health, development, and all other short- and long-term outcomes. In addition, human milk-fed premature infants receive significant benefits with respect to host protection and improved developmental outcomes compared with formula-fed premature infants.13–22 Exclusive breastfeeding is recommended and optimal for the first 6 months ….