You will receive: A 90 minute consult appointment at your earliest convenience. It can be at your home, my office, over the phone or via Video conferencing. Most appointments happen the same or next day.
Unlimited office visits
Unlimited support via phone/text/video
A free year of attendance for my Mother's Groups
Membership in Hudson Valley Breastfeeding closed Facebook group.
10% off additional home visits
A written care plan every step of the way.
An initial appointment is 90 minutes. The length and number of followup appointments vary depending on your particular needs. All followup consultations are in my office. Additional home visits are available, if preferred, at an additional charge.
During the initial consultation, we will do one or more of these things:
Get all the details about the difficulties you are experiencing.
Take a health and breastfeeding history.
Answer your questions.
Observe you and your baby breastfeeding.
Screen for nipple, breast, mouth or tongue problems.
Teach about feeding cues and how milk production works.
Coach you and your baby through latch, positioning and other comfort measures.
Teach pumping, hand expression techniques and milk storage guidelines.
Refer you to someone who can better help you with your problem, if need be.
Create a breastfeeding plan that will accommodate your lifestyle, your goals and your baby.
Phone sessions don't have visual cues, but I am experienced ar asking the right questions to help you immediately. And you can always schedule an in-person or video follow-up.
How do you know if you need a Yearlong Lactation Consultation Package?
In my experience, if you fit one or more of these situations, you would be helped by a yearlong package.
You love a great deal!
You are having difficulty breastfeeding.
You are crying more than 2 hours in a day, or think you are not cut out for motherhood.
You can't produce the amount of milk you need.
You know yourself. You like every question answered.
Or, you may have one or more of these situations:
You are going back to work.
You are conscious about your diet.
You want to meet your breastfeeding goal.
You are constantly wondering if something, you or your baby does, is normal.
You have a history of trauma, stress, anxiety or depression.
It is OK if you think you don't think you need help. At the very least you will receive unlimited reassurance and guidance.
It is OK if YOU think it's a hopeless cause. I have seen hundreds of so-called hopeless cases turn completely around, and have happy endings when mothers receive accurate, timely, personalized information and guidance.
To succeed at breastfeeding, here's what you will need:
Determination and the desire to breastfeed;
Support and guidance from an expert;
Patience to keep trying when things don't go as you expected;
Tissues -- Long challenges can be very emotional!
If you need more information about your particular situation you can text or call me at (845) 750-4402.
Or you can send me an email and I will get back to you within 24 hours.
Here are my Policies:
"On my honor, I will try, to do my best Policy": I will do my best to get breastfeeding right for you and your baby.
"Love The One You're With Policy." I will bring respect, love and caring into every interaction.
"Laughing and Crying Policy.". Yes, both, of course, and sometimes together.
"Talk-Dirty-To-Me Policy" We will be discussing your baby's wet and soiled diapers.
"Dress Code" PJ's are expected, showers are optional, hairdo?...not likely...(I will be showered, professionally dressed and hair tied back.) When you feed the baby, I will look at your breast to see how your baby latches on.
"The Shovel-It-In Policy" You and I don't like being force fed and neither does your baby. I don't do it.
"It Takes A Village Policy" There is no one lonelier than a new mom. I will get you connected with other breastfeeding moms.
"Personality Policy" I want breastfeeding to work for You and Your Baby, not for some "Gold Star" A++, Idealistic, Vision that Someone...Somewhere... had Sometime...
Here are my standards:
My first concern is to make sure your baby is fed. My first choice of food is your breast milk, either at your breast, expressed or from your stored supplies. My next choice would be donor milk from a milk bank or other donor. If that isn't possible, we will use formula.
I fully expect for you to be nursing pain free or almost pain free in 1 visit.*
You, your baby, your breastfeeding goals, opinions, culture, lifestyle, and family will be respected when we work together.
I have an evidence-based practice. What we do has been studied and shown to work and you don't get stuck with some folklore, bizarro habit.
You are the expert in your baby, (even if you don't feel like it, yet.) You set the pace and decide if you like something or don't.
Keep the baby calm. It is essential to be gentle with the baby and ease into breastfeeding rather than making lots of changes and upsetting your baby.
I follow current American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines and tracks weight, stools and wet diapers, so you are confident your baby is getting enough milk.
Your situation, problem, solution, and story are private, except where I, like other health care providers, have legal responsibilities mandated by law.
To make an appointment, text/call me at (845) 750-4402. You can call even if it's 2 in the morning ... (especially if it's 2 in the morning.)
Click to send me an email. I will get back to you within 24 hours.