Joy In Breastfeeding

In the sheltered simplicity of the first days after a baby is born, one sees again the magical closed circle, the miraculous sense of two people existing only for each other, the tranquil sky reflected on the face of the mother nursing her child.
~Anne Morrow Lindbergh

As an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, it is my pleasure to serve the needs of the local breastfeeding community. Joy In Breastfeeding is an independent entity, designed to be accessible to anyone that might need assistance with prevention, current needs, and education.

 

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[accordion_content title=”FAQ: What kind of issues can a lactation consultant help with?”]I can assist you with latch problems, identifying tongue ties and implementing treatment strategies, assisting with back-to-work questions, pumping, low milk supply, failure to thrive, thrush, mastitis, and sore/cracked/bleeding nipples. I can teach you what is normal newborn behavior, and what to expect from your baby in the coming year. I can help assess baby’s weight gain trends, and determine whether baby is on the right track for his/her age.[/accordion_content]
[accordion_content title=”FAQ: Do you offer breastfeeding classes?”]Breastfeeding classes are a regular occurrence. Usually held on Saturday afternoon, once or twice a month, according to demand. Among other things, you will learn normal newborn behavior, the benefits of breast milk and the risks of casual use of formula, the anatomy of the breast and how milk is made, and useful tips on positioning baby and how to recognize a proper latch.[/accordion_content]
[accordion_content title=”FAQ: It’s hard to get out of the house with a new baby. Can you come see me?”]Absolutely! I offer home visits within a 25 mile range of Corona. I am also available to be on standby for after you have your baby, ready to come visit either in hospital, or in your home. By acting so quickly to ensure that breastfeeding is going well and baby is latching properly, a number of potential problems can be averted.[/accordion_content]
[accordion_content title=”FAQ: How long does a consultation last?”]Count on an initial consultation lasting from 1.5-2 hours. Some situations are more complicated than others, and we always want to allow plenty of time to help baby nurse! Followup consultations often last half the time of an initial visit. [/accordion_content]
[accordion_content title=”FAQ: Are consultations very expensive?”]I strive to keep costs at a level that is attainable for every mama.

Initial consultations include:

  • 1.5-2 hours of time
  • A custom-built plan for you and your baby
  • As many phone consultations as you need.

 
Followup consults:

  • Are at a reduced price
  • Typically last 1-1.5 hours
  • Include reevaluation of the implemented plan.

 
Home visits are available with the addition of a mileage fee. To find out more details, contact the IBCLC using the form at the right!

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