Prenatal One-on-One Breastfeeding Prep Sessions
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.
$150 Per Session
Covered by Insurance
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.
$100-$200 Per Consultation
Covered by Insurance
Starting Solids, Infant CPR, Choking Rescue & Dental Care
A New Chapter in your Baby’s Life…
6-12 months old
This 1 hour session focuses on changes in your baby’s
nutritional needs, increased activity, and new teeth!
Key Points of the session:
Breastfeeding - The Mainly Milk Diet (breastmilk or breastmilk substitute is still the main meal,
while adding solids).
1.The need for more nutrients and calories for your baby
2. Introducing puree & non-puree solid food
3. Avoiding a choking hazard (food prep-baby bites)
4. Practice how to rescue your baby from a choking emergency (Minutes Matter!)
5. Review basic Infant CPR (Minutes Matter!)
Tooth Eruption - How to minimize teething discomfort for your baby
Breastfeeding baby with teeth - Comfort measures for mom
Baby’s first dental /
1. How to effectively clean your baby’s teeth
2. How to avoid or minimize tooth decay
3. Learn about tooth trauma and how to deal with the emergency
$100.00 Per Session
(1 Hour Session)
Patient Forms & Policies
I am available for consultations weekdays & weekends.
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 Complete Forms:
1. Download, print, and fill out all six forms below.
2. Accept my invitation to Samepage, a secure portal. (sent to your email)
2. Bring filled out forms to session.
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:
The production of breastmilk is a natural bodily function from beginning (endocrine, hormone driven) to end (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. and Safe Infant Sleep, James J. Mckenna, Ph.D.)
Learn basic infant CPR
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.
More about "A New Chapter
As a mother, lactation consultant, pediatric dental hygienist, and a doctor of holistic
nutrition, I feel privileged to offer my areas of expertise to help guide mothers
and their babies.
The Gentle Approach:
The home setting creates a calm, relaxed atmosphere for your older infant. Their first dental experience will be on your lap while you’re sitting on a comfy couch. Appointments are set apart to insure non-contact with other clients due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Parking is always VIP (directly in front of entrance) which makes it hassle and stress free for you and your child.
"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. "