Maria Fernandez RN, BSN, IBCLC, CFT, CIMI
A private lactation consult is helpful when
Your baby is not latching on or is not nursing well within 48 hours
You have sore nipples
You have a low supply of breastmilk
You have an oversupply of breastmilk
You want to start combo feed (breast and bottle)
You want to start pumping
You want to exclusively pump
Your breasts are engorged
You have a plugged duct or a red area on your breast
You have had two or more difficult feeds in a row
Your baby is refusing to nurse
Your baby is not having at least two yellow bowel movements in a 24-hour period, after the third day
Your baby is sleepy and has fewer than 8 feeds in 24 hours
Your baby chokes or gags at the breast
You are planning to return to work or school
Breastfeeding isn't an all-or-nothing journey. With support and practice, you'll discover what works best for both you and your baby.
I'm a mom too! I've had many challenges and know how difficult it can be to provide breastmilk to your baby without adequate support.
I've helped and provided lactation support to a myriad of mothers and families with breastfeeding difficulties and have witnessed how many mothers second guess their abilities.
My mission is to empower you to trust your instincts and believe in yourself. I would be honored to be part of your breastfeeding journey. Let's do this together!