Breastfeeding is a health decision.
Breastfeeding is certainly the most natural and adapted way to feed newborn.
Yet it is a learned behavior for both the baby and her mother. In addition, it is a lot of work and mothers breastfeed their newborn 8 to 12 times a day. Confidence and support are key for the mother to succeed in her lactation journey. After your baby’s birth, we recommend the support of a lactation consultant to hold your hand during these first weeks and guide you to get off a great start in your lactation journey.
Our experts- IBCLC consultants (International Breastfeeding Certified Lactation Consultant)- are available for private consultation prior to birth, at the hospital after birth, and at your home after baby is home. We recommend 1 to 2 private consultations for new mothers a few days after birth and after baby been seen by her/his pediatrician.
Breastfeeding Private Consultation
- Educates you all about lactation
- Prepares you mentally physically, and emotionally
- Achieve the most satisfying experience for you and your baby
- Helps you understand the benefits to you and your baby
- Build confidence
Who is Breastfeeding Consultation for?
- Women who gave birth recently (a few days to months after birth) who need help and guidance with breastfeeding
- New mothers who are in pain while breastfeeding
- New mothers who are engorged, have sore or cracked nipples
- New mothers of babies who are not gaining enough weight
- New mothers whose labor was induced, or who gave birth with a C-section
What is covered in a private breastfeeding consultation?
As it is a private session, it is all tailored for you and your newborn baby. Some of the points are:
- Breast check
- Feeding cues
- Breastfeeding positions (Natural birth or C-section birth)
- Breast/nipple care
- Engorgement and soreness (cracked nipples care)
- Pumping (when, how, types of pumps) vs. hand expression
- Prematurity and unexpected circumstances
- Consultations last between one hour and a half to two hours and a half
- It is also key to understand how to nourish yourself as you are breastfeeding your baby and will need extra calories