Before your home visit or telemedicine lactation consultation, please fill out medical history forms. This is best done from an iphone, ipad, laptop, or desktop.
It is important that baby is hungry at the beginning of the telemedicine or home visit lactation consultation. Feed your baby about 2 hours before the start of the visit and do not feed again until the visit begins.
If possible, it is helpful to have a 24 hr record of feedings (breastfeeding and/or bottles and supplementation devices) and wet and dirty diapers. This should be available for the home visit or telemedicine lactation consultation.
Your health and safety is the most important part of my visit. I will thoroughly wash my hands when I arrive, as well as disinfect my infant scale & computer. I wear a mask & face shield at all times.
I will review your medical history as well as your baby's. It is important to fill out all forms before the telemedicine or home visit so that we may spend the entire lactation consultation helping you achieve your goals.
I will assess your breast anatomy and lactation function. I will also help you with any nipple pain or damage, engorgement, or other concerns.
I will assess your baby's growth, breastfeeding reflexes, and anatomy.
I will observe you feed at your home visit or telemedicine lactation consultation. During breastfeeding, I will teach you how to achieve a comfortable latch and position. I will also provide assistance with supplementation, nipple shields, and more if necessary.
If needed, I will evaluate your pump flange size & settings. We'll work together to find a pumping routine that fits your life.
I will support you in creating a care plan that works for you and helps you achieve your goals.
I'm here to support you along your journey. Every visit includes a follow up phone call within 48 hrs as well as text and email support for 2 weeks.