MY SERVICES

Prenatal One-on-One Breastfeeding Prep Sessions
(In Office)

3 prenatal sessions ideally starting 3 months before birth.

These sessions help you identify breastfeeding obstacles, empower you to make decisions about your baby's health care, and decrease postnatal stress so you can enjoy your breastfeeding journey.

$100 Per Session

(60-90 minutes)

Patient Forms & Policies

I am available for consultations and one-on-one prep sessions 7 days a week.

You can arrange an appointment with me either through email, my contact form, the "Book Now" buttons, or by calling 267-509-7656.

Please download and complete the appropriate forms before your appointment.

Participating with Blue Cross/Blue Shield and Aetna plans.

Accepting Cash, Check, Credit Card, Venmo.

Steps to Submit forms:

1. Download, print, and fill out the forms below.

2. Accept my invitation to   Samepage, a secure portal. (sent to your email)

3. Via Samepage, send me the filled-out forms.

Postnatal Lactation Consultations
(In Office)

Issues addressed include feeding difficulties, poor infant weight gain,

techniques and strategies, sore nipples, breast infections, low milk supply, maternal nutritional counseling, supplementation and pumping devices, plus any other breastfeeding concerns.

Additional services include complete care plan, weigh-ins, breastmilk intake measurement, letter to your pediatrician, and follow-up calls or text messages.

$200 Per Consultation

(2 hours) 

 
More about Prenatal One-on-One Breastfeeding Prep Sessions

Why think about breastfeeding while being pregnant? Shouldn't moms- to- be wait until baby is born? My hospital is offering a breastfeeding class for expectant parents, isn't that enough? Unfortunately, no.

 

It is not enough to do only that, especially for the mom who will be breastfeeding for the first time. One on one prep sessions offer privacy when disclosing personal information.

 

As a licensed lactation consultant for many years, I have come to learn the importance of meeting with the expectant mom before the birth of her baby for the following reasons:

  • Breastfeeding is a bodily function (endocrine hormone driven) to exocrine (milk removal driven). A mother’s health status should be carefully reviewed to identify any related  health issues that can interfere with her milk supply for her newborn. A comprehensive health history of the breastfeeding mother  gives us foresight of any issue that would interfere with breastfeeding.

  • A breast and nipple exam, gives us insight regarding how your baby will attach to your breast.

  • Learn how to know your breast milk is being transferred to your baby. Learn why breastfeeding babies eat frequently and the importance of it. Know what a breastfeeding baby’s stool looks like, and how many wet and poop diapers to look for.

  • A delay or low milk supply should be identified and supplementation of pumped breast milk may be indicated. The postnatal breastfeeding check-up visit is a safeguard if this were to occur.

  • Learn about hospital protocol, the start of your breastfeeding journey, and the advantages of “rooming in" with your newborn baby.

  • Practice with hands-on breastfeeding props for achieving a comfortable latch-on and positioning of your baby while nursing. Learn how to use a hospital-grade breast pump, and get advice on what to look for when buying a personal breast pump.

 

  • Breastfeeding your baby and leaving the house. How to plan your day, practice discreet breastfeeding, feeling totally comfortable in public places, what to pack in your travel bag, enjoy running errands, and planning fun outings with your baby and friends.

  • Understanding the importance of your infant's sleep patterns. (citing Nighttime Parenting, William Sears, M.D.)

  • Preparing to return to work while still breastfeeding your baby. Includes managing breast pumping and maintaining a breast milk supply.

 

  • Importance of eating “nutrient rich foods” for achieving  an abundant healthy milk supply and strengthening your immune system. What you eat does matter. Planning an individualized menu plan for the breastfeeding mom (fun foods included).

  • Learn about what’s in your breast milk and how perfectly suited it is for your baby.

 

  • Learn about herbs and homeopathic remedies that are safe to take while breastfeeding.

 

  • Learn about exercise while breastfeeding and the benefits it offers.​

The pre-natal prep sessions help identify any breastfeeding obstacles which will let you know if breastmilk is being transferred to baby so that he or she gains optimal weight and stays adequately hydrated. These sessions will allow you to develop a rapport with me as your lactation consultant before your baby arrives. Learning what to expect when your baby is born empowers you to make decisions regarding your child’s health care and will ultimately decrease postnatal stress and help you enjoy your breastfeeding journey.

"I brought my son in shortly after he was born for assistance with a latch issue. Cathy provided a private setting and helped me to feel comfortable and relaxed. After 2 visits with Cathy, the latch issue was corrected, my son was gaining weight, and I was able to nurse exclusively for a little over 10 months.  "

Melissa H.

 

Holactic Health LLC

Bedminster, PA

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