Teach your baby to eat local. Breastfeed.
Individual lactation consulting includes an initial assessment and evaluation with a personalized plan containing goals and action steps as well as any applicable handouts or resources.
Follow-up sessions come individually or in packages. During this time we will continue to discuss your specific lactation needs.
Initial consults are approximately 1.5 – 2 hours in length.
BREASTFEEDING IS WARMTH, NUTRITION AND LOVE ALL ROLLED INTO ONE.
AND YOU DON'T HAVE TO DO IT ALONE.
Nourishing your baby is an intimate matter, but it can be a tricky one to approach alone. Whether it's your first baby or your fourth, Rachel can help you achieve the breastfeeding experience you want. Her services include but are not limited to...
Family Lactation Education
Why breast milk?
Provides the best nutrition for your baby.
Breastfeeding is the way all babies are meant to be fed. It is the safest way to feed your baby and can make life easier for the whole family. Breast milk is always ready and contains live cells. It has over 200 vitamins and minerals that your baby can digest easier than those in formula or cow's milk and is essential to your baby's brain, nervous system and visual development.
Helps develop a close bond between you and your baby.
The loving interaction between a mother and her baby often helps the two get to know each other better, and helps newborns feel safe, learn to socialize and decreases their risk of failure to thrive.
Decreases the risk of your child becoming overweight.
Breastfed infants tend to have better control over the amount of milk they consume because they rely on internal hunger cues to eat rather than external cues to finish eating.
Helps protect against illness and disease.
Breast milk contains antibodies that help reduce the chance and/or severity of common childhood illnesses, such as diarrhea and ear infections. Breastfed babies also have lower rates of diabetes, sudden infant death syndrome, allergies, and asthma when compared with formula fed babies.
Is beneficial to moms.
Breastfeeding reduces your risk of breast and ovarian cancers.You may also have stronger bones, and quicker weight loss and recovery from childbirth.