|"Breastfeeding is a mother's gift to herself, her baby and the earth."
-Pamela K. Wiggins
What comes to mind when you think about breastfeeding? Is it rainbows and unicorns of sweet, cherub babies nursing blissfully to sleep while mom gazes lovingly into her baby's eyes? Or maybe it is fraught with a crying baby who refuse to latch or doesn't latch well causing lots of damage while mom grits her teeth with tears running down her cheeks? Or maybe somewhere in between? Were you told breastfeeding hurts and you just have to put up with it for 6 weeks and then all will be well?
We know the breastfeeding relationship between a mom and her baby are as unique as they are! Every baby is born with their own nursing personality and every mother brings her own unique anatomy to the relationship. Some babies latch right on after birth with only the occasional bump in the road. Other babies need more patience and guidance until everything falls into place for them, then they are well on their way.
And then add in knowing if baby is getting enough, gaining enough weight, having enough wet and dirty diapers, clearing jaundice, how to pump, when to pump, when to start a bottle, how to bottle feed, how to return to work, school or going out for the night, how to find a breastfeeding friendly childcare provider and physician, how to know when growth spurts occur, when sleep will pattern out, when to start solid foods, how to balance solid foods and nursing, what happens if you get a blocked duct or mastitis, strategies needed for over producing or under producing, what it looks like when baby gets teeth and how to manage biting, what does feeding into the toddler years look like, how do you know if baby is self-weaning or on a nursing strike, how do I tandem nurse, how do I wean and the list goes on and on and on.
This is where I can help. As an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) and a WIC breastfeeding peer counselor, I have taught breastfeeding to over 3000 parents and have worked with over 600 mothers while logging in over 2000 hours of clinical experience. This is in addition to taking 90 hours of lactation management and completing 23+ hours of health and science courses, most of which I fulfilled with my microbiology degree. I am proud to offer the most trusted and highest level of lactation support possible; IBCLC is the gold standard in lactation. I continue to increase my knowledge and skills with continuing education. My practice is evidence based with a healthy appreciation for anecdotal practicalities. There are no one size fits all care plans. I want to help you meet your lactation goals with a care plan that works for both you and your baby!
You may want to call if...
you are concerned about your milk supply
baby is not regaining birth weight
you have sore, damaged nipples
your baby does not latch
your baby cries all the time
your baby sleeps all the time
you feel as if baby is not getting enough
you want guidance on pumping, storing and bottle feeding
you need to take medication, get a scan, have surgery
you are are going back to work or school
want to balance breastfeeding and formula use
you are ready to start solids
you have weaning questions
you are adopting
you want to induce lactation
if you just need someone to talk to that you trust
LACTATION SUPPORT PACKAGES
Which package do I need?
Call Vanessa @ 913.485.0298 for your FREE 15 minute initial phone consult.
Together we will decide which package best suites your needs. Initial recommendations will be given to set you and your lil one on the right path! Sometimes all you needed was a little bit of reassurance that you are doing a great job!
Package #1 -- LET'S CHAT!
Package #1 is a comprehensive phone evaluation to assess your current lactation situation and address any questions or concerns you may be having. Many things can be quickly and easily handled over the phone. We can also put together a Back to Work/School plan to get you off to the best start!
Phone consult -- 30 minutes maximum
Suggestions and care plan given
Care plan emailed to you for follow up reference
2 weekly follow up phone calls
Unlimited email/texts until final follow up phone call
Pkg #1 - $45
Package #2 -- LET'S GET TOGETHER!
Package #2 gives you a personal, in home lactation visit. This allows for a thorough assessment which gives us a chance to practice new techniques and ways to use your environment to make things more comfortable for you and baby.
In home private lactation consultation; 2 hrs maximum
Review pregnancy, childbirth and lactation experience
Thorough health history of mother and baby
Anatomy assessment of mother and baby
Sharing personal goals and hopes
Observation of baby feeding/pumping
Suggestions and care plan given
Care plan sent to baby's care provider
4 weekly follow up phone calls
Unlimited texts/emails until final follow up phone call
*There is no need to clean or even change out of your pajamas--I have 3 kiddos and a puppy so I understand! This should be a comfy visit.
Pkg #2 - $125
LET'S GET TOGETHER -- ROUND TWO!
Occassionally we many need to get together again to revise our original care plan or address another concern.
Pkg #2 Round Two - $55
Package #3 -- LET'S DO THIS!
Package #3 gives you unlimited lactation support from first latch to wean and everything in between!
Private, in home breastfeeding class before baby arrives
Private, in home lactation visit in first two weeks
Set phone/text/email schedule at monthly touchpoints to help take away as many surprises as I can
Unlimited phone, text or email support
Care plans created and adjusted as needed
Continued support as your baby grows, milk adjusts, sleep patterns change, baby is ready for solids, teething, weaning, tandem nursing and any speed bumps you may encounter
Pkg #3 - $275
Payments can be made online or by cash, check or charge by phone. An insurance Superbill will be given upon request for possible insurance reimbursement. FSA/HSA can usually be used for lactation consultations. Payment is required before lactation service. Prior to our consultation please fill out contact info, health history and consent to treat forms in the CLIENT PORTAL to expedite our appointment. Detailed directions given in link. I am happy to help if you have any troubles! Payments can be made below.
I look forward to celebrating your successes with you!