Lactation Support + Education
When breastfeeding is somewhat clumsy initially, as a Certified Doula, Midwifery Student and Lactatation Educator I can encourage and educate the mother, letting her know that breastfeeding is often an art learned by both baby and mother.
In the postpartum period, I can can come to the mother's home and can monitor the progress of breastfeeding and weight gain. I can assist with latch tricks, position changes, postpartum expectations and answer breastfeeding questions.
I am careful to refer to a more experienced provider when appropriate or supplementation is required.