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BREASTFEEDING COUNSELING

Helping Mothers Have A Positive Breastfeeding Experience

Are you struggling to breastfeed? Do you have sore nipples and a hard time to get baby to latch. Are you worried about having low milk supply and are looking for help and professional breastfeeding support? If so, you've come to the right place.

Take a deep breath, it's ok, we can help. We have learned there is almost always a learning curve to breastfeeding for most moms and babies. If you face challenges, it is important to not wait and ask for help right away.

 

Over the years we have learned that moms and babies benefit most from private in-home lactation visits. We have two options to asses the problem and  work with you to come up with a realistic plan to correct the issue. 

Lactation Counselor Visit

60-120 minutes

Fortunately, many common breastfeeding issues can be overcome with some hands on support and encouragement. A counselor visit is especially helpful in the early days up to 4 weeks. Things the counselor will help with are:

  • emotional support

  • setting realistic expectations (what's normal)

  • positioning for both mom and baby for comfort and effective milk transfer

  • quality of latch, i.e. without pain and productive

  • education on feeding cues

  • pumping tips

  • assessing if more specialized care from an IBCLC is needed

  • more

After the visit, you will have the option to text or call for follow up questions. ​ Breastfeeding problems can be complicated and may take some time to work things out. You can also schedule a follow up visit with your counselor.

Investment:

$50/hr. Minimum of 60 minute visit. 

After initial 60 minutes, visits increase in 30 minute increments at $25/5-30minutes

*fee subject to HI GE tax 4.712%, travel fee may apply

International Board Certified Lactation Consultant

Breastfeeding Initial Visit (~90 min)

Some moms and babies need a little more help. If you are struggling with milk supply, a persistent painful latch, a lip or tongue tie is expected or you have been struggling for a month or more,  help from an IBCLC is what is needed.

What happens at a visit will depend on the type of challenges and concerns you are having. To give you an idea, most visits include the following: ​

  •  Mom and baby's medical history

  •  Weight check for baby (before and after feeding)

  • Examine baby's mouth

  • Examining mom's breast

  • Latching and positioning assessment

  • Nutritional info for mom

  • Coming up with a care plan

  • A report to mother's physician and/or baby's pediatrician  

  • As needed: assessing pump techniques & flange sizes, teaching of hand expression, usage of nipple shields, etc.    

After the visit, you will have the option to text or call for follow up questions. ​ Breastfeeding problems can be complicated and may take some time to work things out. That is why you will have a follow up visit available at a reduced rate so that we can work together to improve your situation! 

 

Many insurance companies will now (partially) cover lactation support. Ask us for details.

Other wise this is your Investment:

$195* initial visit

$160* follow up

Combo plan

2 visits $320* ($35 off)

3 visits $465* ($50 off)

after 4 visits each follow up will be $155*

*fee subject to HI GE tax 4.712%, travel fee may apply

If you are still pregnant and want to learn about getting of to a good start and avoid many of these common challenges, we offer a 3hour breastfeeding class in Honolulu and Kapolei that will help you and your partner understand the instinctual behaviors of your baby at birth and make breastfeeding easier. Common challenges and what to do about them will also be discussed.

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