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Lactation Counseling/Breastfeeding Support

Most of us, by now, have heard all about the amazing health benefits breastfeeding offers to both moms and babies, and most of us have also heard how many moms find breastfeeding to be a challenge. I'm not here to try and convince you to breastfeed your baby, I'm here to help you reach your breastfeeding goals, whatever they may look like for you. I want to help you have a great breastfeeding experience, and if you are finding breastfeeding to be a challenge, together, we will find a way for you to overcome the challenge.
If breastfeeding is the natural way to feed a baby, many people wonder why it can be so hard to do. Is nature really so cruel to give us a method of feeding our babies that is challenging and painful? The answer is no! Breastfeeding is never supposed to be painful, there is however, a learning curve for both you and baby to master optimal breastfeeding. Just because something is natural, or instinctual, meaning we know generally how to do it, and there is a drive to do it, doesn't mean we are perfect at it right away. The way we become good at skills, even instinctual skills, is through practice. Babies are born with the instinct or reflex to suck, swallow, breathe, which is necessary to breastfeed, however the actual skills of sucking, swallowing, and breathing in a coordinated manner are rudimentary at first, and must be honed through repetition. Something similar can be said for mothers who are bringing babies to the breast, it feels instinctual to place baby at the breast, but the actual skills of how to hold and support the baby so baby can latch on need to be refined. That's what I'm here to help with. You know what do and your baby knows what to do, I'm here to help you figure out how to do it, if you're running into problems.
If breastfeeding is the natural way to feed a baby, many people wonder why it can be so hard to do. Is nature really so cruel to give us a method of feeding our babies that is challenging and painful? The answer is no! Breastfeeding is never supposed to be painful, there is however, a learning curve for both you and baby to master optimal breastfeeding. Just because something is natural, or instinctual, meaning we know generally how to do it, and there is a drive to do it, doesn't mean we are perfect at it right away. The way we become good at skills, even instinctual skills, is through practice. Babies are born with the instinct or reflex to suck, swallow, breathe, which is necessary to breastfeed, however the actual skills of sucking, swallowing, and breathing in a coordinated manner are rudimentary at first, and must be honed through repetition. Something similar can be said for mothers who are bringing babies to the breast, it feels instinctual to place baby at the breast, but the actual skills of how to hold and support the baby so baby can latch on need to be refined. That's what I'm here to help with. You know what do and your baby knows what to do, I'm here to help you figure out how to do it, if you're running into problems.
Don't struggle through breastfeeding! If you are having problems and pain, and you want to continue to breastfeed, call me so I can help. I can also help if you've determined you want to stop breastfeeding and you need to figure out how to wean and switch to formula. I can help if you need assistance learning how to pump, or if you have concerns about your milk supply, or going back to work. 
I am proud of you for breastfeeding, and any amount of milk your baby gets is great! That being said, how to feed your baby is a very personal choice, and a choice only you and your partner can make. Whatever it is you choose, I am here to support you and help you reach your feeding goals.
 
 What can I expect in a visit? 
I will meet you in your home for all lactation counseling visits. An initial visit is anywhere from 1-2 hours, so we can talk and I can get a clear picture of your concerns and feelings, and I will also want to to observe a feeding. During the feeding, I will assess the latch, and help you find solutions for whatever the problem may be. Together we will make a plan, based off your goals, for moving forward. Follow up visits are typically shorter, anywhere from 0.5 hour to 1 hour, enough so I can observe/help with a feeding and answer any questions. I am available to you over phone, text, or email after our initial visit, so you can have ongoing support and ask any questions that pop up.​
 

 Initial consult (postpartum) with follow up support by email, text, or phone- $100

 

​Follow up visit with ongoing support by email, text, or phone- $50

Postpartum consult (for weaning/going back to work)- $50

Prenatal consult- $40

At this time I am not an in-network provider with any insurance companies. If you want to file for reimbursement through your insurance policy I may be able to provide you with a superbill. Reimbursement is not guaranteed, it depends on your specific policy.

I offer my services in the Colorado Frontrange area including: Erie, Boulder, Longmont, Louisville, Lafayette, Niwot, Gunbarrel,  Broomfield, Westminster, Thornton, Northglenn,  Firestone, Frederick, and Dacono. If you don't live in one of those cities and are still interested in a lactation counseling visit, please contact me and I'll make an individual determination. 

 
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