For the mother planning to breastfeed, our comprehensive breastfeeding program offers ongoing support and information during the pre and postpartum periods. We recognize that breastfeeding is a natural experience but can be very challenging. Many mothers and babies need guidance and help in getting started and in making changes as the baby grows. To help promote, protect and support breastfeeding needs, we offer:
- Complimentary one hour visit with a Lactation Consultant with every Postpartum Doula plan (over 20 hours) or Labor Support plan (Experienced or Novice level). This visit can be in the hospital or in the home.
- Pre-Delivery Counseling.
- At-home instruction and support provided on an on-going basis as part of a full service postpartum care plan.
- In-home visits for help with breastfeeding problems (for those who are not registered for postpartum services).
- Telephone/Email Consultations with a Certified Lactation Consultant - if you just want to ask some questions and don't feel the need for a home visit.