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Breastfeeding Problems-
When Do You Call The
Lactation Consultant?

First of all...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 and help with management of feedings
 
  • 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 usually need a hand too, (or more!)
 
  • 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

  • I am here to help!!
 
 
 Appointments and Visits:
 
  • I am currently seeing patients in the Redlands, San Bernardino, Highland and surrounding areas by home visit only at this time.
 
  • During the winter season I prefer to see babies at home only, due to cold and flu season.  This a much more comfortable visit as you are in your own environment with your own pillows, chair, etc.
 
  • Fees can be paid by cash, check or credit card. My rate is $100/hr. (plus travel fee of $40 up to 20 miles). After first hour, fees are prorated in 15 min. increments.  ($25.00/15 minutes)

  • You will receive a form to submit to insurance for reimbursement. Contact your insurance company prior to our appointment to check and see if you have any restrictions, to be confident of your benefits. I do not accept or submit your insurance.
 
  • Consultation times vary daily.  Please call 303-810-2669, text me, or go to the link below, to schedule.
 
  • If you do not see an appointment time that works for you, please call me and we can work out the time frame.

              303-810-2669
 
  
 

 
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 as a "special gift"  for that priceless mom and baby to receive excellent care and teaching!     
 
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