AT HOME PRENATAL BREASTFEEDING VISITS
We do offer private Breastfeeding classes in the comfort of your own home.
- In this, one-on one, comprehensive class we cover;
- Why, how and when to breastfeed,
- Normal infant behavior,
- What to expect when expecting and after delivery, as well as common breastfeeding problems.
- LGBTQ+ lactation counselling including chestfeeding, gender specific questions.
We discuss the importance of when and how to seek help if things don't go according to plan. We will explore breastfeeding myths and truths. This is an especially desirable class if there are other siblings or helpers at home. We pay extra attention to any question or special circumstance you may have. This consult is also ideal for families with multiples, previous breastfeeding problems, or possible production issues like breast surgeries, hormonal issues, etc.
During the consultation we do have a thorough examination of the breast tissue, and if there are any concerns we pay special attention to the tell-tale signs of problems, too.
This is one of our most talked about and enjoyable classes for the expectant families!
The fee for this service is $135.00/per visit
PRENATAL OFFICE VISITS
We recommend clinical pre-natal consultations to mothers who are anxious about breastfeeding or have specific conditions like previous breast surgeries, illnesses, or previous breastfeeding problems. Also, experienced mother who have had issues while breastfeeding their previous children, or mothers who were not able to breastfeed the previous babies.
During the visit, we will talk about how to get prepare to breastfeed, full breast exam (for inverted nipples, breast structure, etc), making sure you are ready to have a good start, when the baby comes, simple latch techniques, and address any questions the expectant families may have. This visit usually takes about 30-45 minutes.
The fee for this consult is $85
Induced lactation, Adoptive Lactation, Re-lactation
Although induced, adoptive or re-lactation has started to make more appearances in the media within the last couple of years, it is not a new concept. Mothers, aunties, and grandmothers around the world have re-lactated to feed their babies for centuries.
Nursing a baby is a very special bond. Breastfeeding is not only putting food into baby's belly, it is about nurturing, it is about reconnecting, finding a language to communicate even when you say nothing at all. However, please remember that like any good, and solid relationship, it may take some work.
Within the last 10 years Ann Faust, IBCLC has had joined many mothers who managed to breastfeed their babies against the odds.
We also have had the privilege to work with many same sex couples and transgender moms to achieve their goals to breastfeed their babies.
If you are planning to adopt or trying to re-lactate for your baby please give us a call so we can talk about your goals and the best ways to achieve them.