Frequently Asked Questions
Why do we offer a free 15 minute consultation?
This call is to help us and the mother to determine if she needs further counseling or if she is on the right track with her thoughts and methods. Sometimes a mother just needs to know she has done the right thing and this call can be reassuring.
What if I know I need a consultation?
If you are sure you need a consultation then feel free to call us or go to the booking page/ services page and select the best option so you can be scheduled to see a trained professional that can answer your questions.
Often times pain or discomfort during a feeding can be due to a poor latch. Having a deep latch similar to the one described in the video can help eliminate discomfort during breastfeeding. If this does not help please call for an full assessment and consultation.
Combining pumping and massage can help a mother express more milk during her pumping sessions. The video demonstrates how to do this method of pumping.
Breast Compression is a good practice to keep sleepy babies engaged and feeding at the breasts.
Hand Expression can be used instead of pumping in the first days after birth. It can help entice the baby to latch. It is also good to use in case you do not have a pump or during power outages.
A good position for mothers with a fast let down and for babies that have a hard time staying latched on.
Most babies have a fussy period during the afternoon/evening from 4 pm to 9 pm. This fussy period can last two or more hours and can be very frustrating for new parents. This hold, as well as other coping and soothing methods, can help calm your fussy baby.
We recommend not giving a baby a bottle until 3 to 4 weeks old and once breastfeeding has been well established. Once a bottle is introduced it a good practice to pace feed the baby so that they are not overfed and it simulates breastfeeding. The video gives a demonstration, if you are still having trouble with this method after viewing please feel free to call us to schedule an appointment to assist you with proper bottle feeding methods.