Frequently Asked Questions
What is an IBCLC?
An IBCLC, or Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultant, is a healthcare professional specializing in the clinical care and management of breastfeeding. IBCLC's have received academic as well as hands on training working with families troubleshooting breastfeeding issues such as low supply, sore nipples, and infant weight issues. Together we'll navigate each families specific needs!
How should I prepare for my initial consultation?
While planning for your appointment each family is asked to fill out an intake form that includes maternal and newborn medical history as well as basic demographics. During the 24 hours prior to your appointment it is advised to make note of the frequency, duration, and method(s) of newborn feeding and routine. Next, plan to bring a hungry baby! Each visit will include a pre & post feed weight check, this works best when baby was last fed 2-3 hours beforehand.
What do Postpartum Services entail?
Postpartum doula services can vary depending on each family's unique situation. Dayshifts can be utilized to assist with newborn care questions, trouble shooting breastfeeding, light housework (baby laundry, dishes, tidying up), or even rest for the family. Our nightshifts are geared towards optimizing the doulas presence so the family can catch up on some well deserved rest while the doula tends to the newborn's needs.