CONFIDENT BIRTH & BEYOND SERIES / CLASSES
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MAMA BEAR LACTATION VISITS
VIRTUAL CONSULTS Price Varies
Please click "Schedule a Consult" in the. upper right hand corner for more information about a variety of Virtual Consults that can be conducted over Google Meet, a HIPAA-compliant video conferencing platform..
Weight Check Wednesdays FREE and open to the public
Twice a month, I offer free Weight Check Wednesday events so you can stop by my office and get a weight on your baby. Along with watching diaper output, monitoring weight gain is important to determine how well baby is feeding. It can provide reassurance that things are going great, or it can help catch any problems early, so they are easier to resolve. Weight Check Wednesdays are free and open to the public but do require advance registration for a time slot. Details on the Facebook page. No cost, no obligation! Older kiddos are welcome to come along and "play while we weigh"!
Prenatal Consult $100 investment
Breastfeeding is natural but not always easy. Get a great start with a Prenatal Consult, in-person in the comfort of your home. As you approach your estimated due date, I sit down with you and talk through your health/pregnancy history, breast health, any previous breastfeeding experiences, as well as how your birth plan may impact lactation and initiation of breastfeeding. A Prenatal Consult is a great time to ask your questions, voice your concerns, and feel prepared for breastfeeding before baby’s arrival.
*Please note: if you have breast reduction/augmentation/surgery or infertility in your past, these are important things to disclose to any healthcare provider assisting you with lactation. These things do NOT necessarily mean you won’t be able to breastfeed; however, they may impact it depending on your situation.
Initial Consult $200 investment
An Initial Consult generally takes 2+ hours to complete, in-person in the comfort of your home. During our time together, I take a thorough health history, assess and evaluate both you and baby, do a clinical observation of at least one feeding session, weigh your infant, and do pre- and post-feed weights to check milk transfer (if applicable). I will share observations, recommendations, suggestions, and tips throughout that are relevant to your individual situation.
After the Initial Consult, I will deliver a written Care Plan to you via secure messaging, as well as to your healthcare provider(s), if requested. Two weeks of secure messaging/email/text support related to carrying out the Care Plan are provided following your in-person visit.
Follow-Up Visit $160 investment
Follow-Up Visits are defined as any subsequent booking for an in-person appointment beyond Initial Visit. Follow-Ups may be recommended by me and/or requested by you. Follow-Ups are customized to your needs and include some or all of the elements included in the Initial Consult.
Follow-Ups also include a written Care Plan delivered to you via secure messaging, as well as to your healthcare provider(s), if requested. Two weeks of secure messaging/email/text support related to carrying out the Care Plan are provided following your in-person visit.
Pumping / Back-to-Work Consult $120 as a stand-alone appointment / $90 as an add-on
Preparing to go back to work or otherwise by separated from your baby? Being armed with a plan can make the transition easier for everyone. During this in-home consult, I come to you and tailor everything we do to your specific separation situation. Topics can include:
pump tutorial and care of pump parts
flange fit and proper nipple care
paced bottle-feeding technique, responsive feeding, and other caregiver tips to support the breastfeeding relationship
how much milk your baby will need while separated from you
dealing with reverse cycling, continuing to nurse when with baby, and maintaining a strong milk supply
proper storage and handling of breast milk
signs of plugged ducts/mastitis and what to do about them
learning hand expression in case you are unexpectedly without your pump
creating a detailed pumping schedule to fit your individual work needs
pumping rights at work and ways to educate your employer on the law
any other back-to-work questions or circumstances that may arise for you.
Pumping / Back-to-Work Consults come with a summary of the plans/conclusions from our in-person consult. Two weeks of secure messaging/email/text support related to carrying out the Care Plan are provided following your in-person visit.
Ongoing Messaging Support $10/week investment
Available only for current clients who have had an in-person consult with me. If you would like to continue your secure messaging/email/text support beyond the two weeks that are included with your in-person visit, this is a great option. Allowable topics include issues related to past Care Plans, education on breastfeeding-related topics, and encouragement toward goals set. Be advised that new/separate issues that crop up may require an additional in-person visit with a new clinical assessment and Care Plan before messaging support can continue. Ongoing Messaging Support available in 4-week increments.
Prenatal Breastfeeding Class FREE
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Looking for something you don't see listed? Contact me and ask! Consults are easily customized to client needs and wants.