Nurturing and Supporting Families on their feeding journey
Let Thy Food Be Thy medicine
Did you know that Colostrum , a thick, sticky, concentrated yellow substance (often reffered as the golden milk) begins production around 16-22 weeks of gestation? It can be used to treat or prevent infections of the gastrointestinal tract. Colostrum provides your baby with immunity to the germs that are present in their surrounding environment and provides a protective coating within the intestines to prevent such germs from being absorbed into your baby’s system. critical people in the mission
Off to a Good Start
Have you heard of the breast crawl? Every newborn, when placed on the mother's abdomen, soon after birth, has the ability to find its mother's breast all on its own and to decide when to take the first breastfeed. A babies' tummy is about the size of a cherry the first 2 days. Without any intervention, your milk will come in about 48 hours after birth. As wonderful as this natural process sounds, sometimes this might not be the case. It can come with sore nipples, difficulty feeding, poor latch, or a low milk supply. With the right intervention and management, families can forge a strong breastfeeding relationship from the start.
Breastfeeding does not have to be painful!
As a new mom, swamped with midterms and work, I did not realized that sore bleeding nipples were not normal. I naively believed the pediatrician when told "you will get used to it". Breastfeeding does not need to hurt, nor does it need to be uncomfortable. That's why I am very passionate about supporting mothers to get well on their journey. Each child, as well as each mother is a unique and wonderful individual with specific needs. Thus, the support will look different for each family in the first days of breastfeeding. I am available to come and access a feeding and give the best recommendations for your situation.
Assistance to help your baby latch on properly
Assessment of feeding session
Support to protect breastmilk production
Returning to Work?
Do you know how long you'll need to pump for or how many ounces you'll need to provide for your baby? Are you a freelancer and need some creative ways for supplying milk for your baby?
Returning to work or even giving a bottle just so you can get a nap does not mean your breastfeeding relationship is over.
I can assisst you to make a plan around your return back to work. We will discuss various pump types and all the possibilities around work and continuing to nurse. We will also discuss storing, handling pumped milk and feeding a breastfed baby a bottle.
Do you need guidance on when to wean your baby?
Introducing solids, weaning, sleep training, and returning to work