Low Milk Supply
Let's figure out the cause of your decreased milk production, methods to increase your supply in time, and things you can do now to help.
Oversupply & Forceful Letdown
While having some extra milk may be a good thing, an excessive amount can cause problems. Let's make a plan to safely regulate your supply without compromising it. Positioning, feeding technique, and other tools can have an immediate impact.
A painful latch can be the symptom of different issues and the cause of others. I will help you correct the latch, may change your positioning, assess infant oral anatomy, and suggest products or care plan to stop any damage that may be present
How do you know if you are using the right size flange? How do you store milk and for how much time? How long and how often should you be pumping? I can help guide you on these and other pumping related questions.
Tongue & Lip Ties
Tethered oral tissue (TOT) can cause several breastfeeding issues. It's important to look at both structure and function to determine whether intervention is needed. Short term solutions can include change of positioning and use of tools to assist latch and milk transfer. Sometimes a referral to an ENT or Dentist who specializes in release of TOT may be recommended.
Prematurity & Medical Complexity
These babies are near and dear to my heart and among my specialties. In addition to my own personal experience as the mom of a preemie, I have worked with many premature and medically complex NICU infants. on all aspects of feeding, swallowing, and sensorimotor development. And I truly love seeing the big changes that come with small steps.
This can be very frustrating for parents and baby. The good news is there are ways to avoid this (if it hasn't already happened!) and ways to work towards fixing the problem.
Whether due to prolonged separation resulting in delayed breastfeeding at birth, a nursing strike, or a new issue, we can work together to develop the right solution.
Back To Work
Going back to work can be both an exciting and stressful time. Let me help you figure out a plan for pumping and storing your breastmilk at work. We can figure out what items may be helpful to you and a plan to get started with the process before returning to work. Visit my Resources page for a link to go over your rights as a breastfeeding mother in the workplace