Breastfeeding a child is more than providing nutrients and immunity boosting properties. It’s about a new relationship, a new purpose in your life, and an undeniably effortless bond. Unfortunately, getting the breastfeeding relationship off the ground isn’t always as effortless. Though breastfeeding is a biologically natural process, our social structure in the United States is such that there is very little inter-generational community around child rearing practices.
I am a firm believer in community and while support groups can be valuable, getting out of the house can be difficult in the early postpartum days (especially if you are recovering from a difficult delivery). Individualized support allows a mother to freely express her issues and concerns without feeling overwhelmed or embarrassed in front of a group. I can take the necessary time to assist you and your baby in positioning, forming and maintaining a good latch, and troubleshooting any issues that you might have.
As a birth worker and IBCLC, I have a large support network and work closely with some of the best professionals in the Greater Boston area. I refer to a small, selected group of pediatric dentists, MD’s who specialize in breastfeeding medicine, chiropractors, craniosacral therapists and endocrinologists. I also have a vast network of other IBCLC’s with varying specialties that I can call on for second opinions if needed.
I book initial consults in blocks of 1 and a half hours for all infants (under one year) at $150, with each additional hour at $50/hr.
For toddlers, consults are often shorter and can sometimes be done through skype or email.
Rates outside of initial consult are $50 an hour with a two hour minimum unless otherwise agreed upon before the start of the consult.
Skype consults are $75 each for 45 minutes.
Please contact me for more information.
– Active IBCLC. If you’d like, you can read about the prerequisites I took under Pathway 1 here
– Certified Lactation Educator (CLE) through CAPPA
– Establishing a mother to mother support group for expat mothers in Hangzhou, China
– Active participant in La Leche League Shanghai
– Shadowing a bilingual La Leche League Leader during a breastfeeding conference for local women in Shanghai
-Shadowing an IBCLC in her postpartum follow-up rounds.
-Running local support groups
-Hosting webinars on breastfeeding for birth professionals
-La Leche Leader (3 years)
-Teaching prenatal breastfeeding classes
– I also have personal experience in nursing a toddler, tandem nursing, gentle and mutual weaning and nursing through miscarriage and pregnancy.