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BREASTFEEDING COUNSELING

Helping Mother's 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 last year we have learned that moms and babies benefit most from private in-home lactation visits. We therefore no longer offer visits at our center. To have an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant(IBCLC) come to your home to asses the problem and  work with you to come up with a realistic plan to correct the issue, please call the following numbers:

Crystal Cooper

 (808) 223-0057

Julee Portner

(808) 222-8410

Janel Takasaki

(808) 358-5205

  About 80% of women who give birth intend to exclusively breastfeed for 4 months or longer. However, many face challenges and the majority of these moms end up supplementing with formula or stopping all together. It has been shown that getting off to a good start makes an enormous difference, not only in mothers reaching their goals, but also in their breastfeeding experience being more positive overall.

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 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.