This initial consultation, usually about 2 hours in length, includes a thorough health history of both you and your baby, observation and assessment of how your baby feeds at the breast, as well as a gentle examination of you and your baby as needed.
We allow plenty of time for you to share your story, as well as all questions, concerns and insights you have pertaining to any challenges you are facing. At the end of our consultation, a written care plan that is feasible and workable for you and your family.
While some breastfeeding challenges may be addressed in only one initial visit, some challenges may require additional meetings. Follow up consultations are generally 1 hour in length, during which time we will assess your progress and make adjustments to your care plan as needed.
To encourage continued close communication we offer two complimentary 15 minute phone consultations with each follow up visit.
Rosemary is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant and a Certified Postpartum Doula. Rosemary’s love for working with babies, birth and breastfeeding began in childhood – being raised by her natural childbirth and breastfeeding advocate of a mother, and helping to care for her younger siblings. When a new mother herself, Rosemary was struck by how much can be done to make the breastfeeding and postpartum experience more enjoyable with a little (or a lot) of help from those gathered around a newly formed family.
“Our son is 8 weeks old now and I’m cuddled up in bed breastfeeding him with ease. Without her assessment and help, we wouldn’t be here. We’re very grateful! She treated us with such care and I felt she really tailored her recommendations to our needs/family instead of putting us in a breastfeeding box. I loved that!” -Mariana