LET US ASSIST YOU!
Breastfeeding can be a wonderful bonding experience for mother and child, but sometimes guidance is needed to get through the early days and weeks. Having someone to provide support and answer your questions, in your own home, for as many times as you need, can be invaluable. Our certified lactation educators and counsellors are for the mother who wishes to review her breastfeeding knowledge, or have the expertise of knowing that she has immediate help for short intervals of time.
So what does a lactation specialist do?
- EDUCATES YOU IN CURRENT BREASTFEEDING GUIDELINES.
- ASSISTS WITH TROUBLESHOOTING LATCH, POSITION, AND COMMON ISSUES.
- GIVES YOU THE TOOLS TO EMPOWER YOURSELF TO SUCCEED.
What It Looks Like...
You’ve spent a few days trying to figure out this breastfeeding thing and your nipples are sore, cracked, or inflamed. Your breasts feel like they’re about to explode. You’re exhausted, your baby is frustrated, and all you want to do is curl up and cry. Everyone makes breastfeeding look simple, why isn’t it easy for you? The information you received from family and friends is contradictory and everyone on the internet seems adamant that your baby should eat 23 hours a day to ensure a good milk supply. You want to quit, but you don’t want to quit. This is so not what you envisioned.
Enlisting the support of our breastfeeding professionals for an in-home lactation visit can be an important step for success. Elite Doula Group is available to support you in your own environment with all aspects of breastfeeding; the latch, positions, pumping, and troubleshooting. Do you want to know the length of a feeding? We’ll teach you to read your baby’s cues. You need ideas to deal with the pain of engorgement? We’ll offer tips and tricks to empty your breasts without causing potential issues later on. You want to pump, but haven’t got a clue how all the pieces fit together or even how it all works? We’re there to guide you.
We’ll have you feeling confident in no time!
When there are issues that a simple change in position, correcting a baby’s latch, or support won’t fix, we’ve got the necessary resources to quickly connect you with the professionals you may need to deal with low supply, tongue ties, and inverted nipples. Our goal is your goal, whether that’s exclusively breastfeeding, pumping and bottle feeding, using a supplemental nursing system, or helping you produce enough for your baby and donating your oversupply to a milk bank. However you define your success, we’ll work hard to help you achieve it.
Breastfeeding Services can include:
- Home Visits
- Assistance identifying common breastfeeding problems such as latch-on difficulty, positional adjustment, sore/damaged nipples, baby fussiness
- Coping with plugged ducts and engorgement
- Breastfeeding multiples
- Advice on breastfeeding equipment such as pumps, sterilization, and storage information
- Tandem nursing
- Milk Bank donation
- Referrals to breastfeeding professionals for supply issues, anatomy of tongue and lip ties, breast or nipple anatomy, mastitis, and more advanced problems
"You've helped me deal with latch issues, low supply, and frustration. You are such a valuable resource! I would have given up without having the assistance you provide."