Support for mothers, where they are.
and yes, we serve you too!
We all want healthy babies and healthy moms. Breastfeeding is incredible when it is going well. But when we see a family with breastfeeding challenges, life with a newborn or even an older baby can feel fragile and daunting. You keep moms and babies healthy and happy, and I want to help you support them by navigating what can sometimes be very tricky breastfeeding issues.
It is so important to serve families to meet their breastfeeding goals, and these goals can be vastly different for each family. What does this look like for me as the IBCLC? The short answer to this is that I want baby to be healthy and growing appropriately, and I want to listen to and support mom in her goals for breastfeeding.
Sometimes this means I am helping a baby latch pain-free. Other times it's showing families how to introduce pumped milk or formula so a baby can grow. Sometimes it's helping with a pumping routine and redefining what breastfeeding looks like for a mom and her baby. And yes, there's weaning too! Whatever the breastfeeding hurdle may be, I take great care in developing a plan with the family I serve which will help them to define their own success with breastfeeding.
How do I support families in meeting these goals while making sure baby is growing and thriving? With evidence-based clinical care that is patient-centered, gentle, and kind. I am committed to educating both families and healthcare providers with the outcome of optimal breastfeeding support.
If you would like to add prenatal breastfeeding classes to your office, or if you are looking for a private-practice IBCLC to serve your patients, you've come to the right place!
Does your staff need continuing education in breastfeeding? I do that too!
Continuing education is always evidence-based and tailored to the needs of your practice. Continuing education has the ultimate goal of mother/patient support in breastfeeding.
If you would like to provide breastfeeding education for your mothers, or if you would like to incorporate continuing education for your staff, I can help.