Breastfeeding Problems-
When Do You Call The
Lactation Consultant?
Always follow your instincts!  If it feels like a concern for you, it usually has a basis. 
Call if you are unsure, and together we can decide
if a visit is needed.
Below are just a few of the reasons for a consultation...there are many more...
  • Sore nipples? Pain is a great indicator- it should NOT hurt to nurse! Not even in the beginning! Bleeding and cracking of nipples is NOT typical.
  • Engorgement (that rock solid feeling) that is painful, and you cannot empty the breast with baby or pump. Call sooner rather than later to avoid mastitis (breast infection).
  • Low or slow weight gain for baby.
  • If you need to learn how to use a breast pump properly, including an evaluation to see if the shield is sized correctly.  Faster speed and stronger suction is NOT better when it comes to pumping. 
  • Premature babies usually need a hand (so do their parents!).
  • Parents of multiples.
  • If your baby seems unhappy at the breast or won't nurse. Also, if your baby just falls asleep at the breast.
  • If you need guidance to help you manage and increase your milk supply and/or you have baby questions related to feeding and his/her/your well-being.
  • If you feel unsure if feeding is going well, and need further information and/or instruction...or just someone to check in with for reassurance. 
Appointments and Visits:
  • Patients are seen by a home visit or a scheduled consultation at Sweet Beginnings- 5767 S Rapp Street, Littleton, CO 80120.  
  • During the winter, with flu and cold season, I prefer to see you and your baby at home- this is also more comfortable and relaxed for a new mom.
  • Fees can be paid by cash or check. My rate is $75.00/hr. Home visits have a travel fee of $35.00 (up to 20 miles). Most appointments last 1-1.5 hours
  • You will receive a form to submit to insurance for reimbursement
  • Consultation times vary daily.  Please call 303-810-2669, or go to the link below, to schedule.
  • Generally, I can see you and your baby on the same day if you contact me by 10:00 am.  My phone does accept text messages, also.


If you are a grandparent or friend wanting to give a gift that keeps on giving, please let me know and we can arrange for my services with a gift certificate as a "special gift"  for that priceless mom and baby to receive excellent care and teaching!     

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