Breastfeeding Support Services

During pregnancy it is common to focus on the prenatal period and the birth.  When the baby comes and it’s time to watch for “feeding cues”, often mom’s feel under prepared and challenged.  At the time of birth, there are several things you can do to get off to an optimal start.  Some babies come out and self attach to your nipple, while others have a steep learning curve.  There are things you can do to improve the success of breastfeeding. You are already taking the first step: EDUCATION!

Take a look at What is a CLC? to understand the scope of my credentials.

I provide breastfeeding support, including:

  • poor or dysfunctional latch
  • low milk supply
  • over-supply
  • sore nipples
  • slow growth
  • premature babies
  • twins
  • breast surgery
  • returning to work
  • lactation induction for adoptive parents

My job is to midwife you, and help you give birth to solutions while figuring out breastfeeding.

I can come to you for a in-home lactation consult. This meeting typically consists of me listening to your experiences and concerns.  I weigh the baby, watch a complete feeding, then I weight the baby again to see what the baby took in during the feeding.  From there I use a eclectic mix of natural modalities and evidence based techniques to help you create the optimal experience for feeding your baby.  When I leave you will have a plan and  I will follow up with a phone call.

I teach quarterly prenatal breastfeeding classes in The Coffman Streeet Classroom (in the basement of Community Roots Midwife Collective in Longmont.  I can also come to you for a private breastfeeding class.  This class will include information on any issue or concerns you may have prior to birth.  As well as walking you thru the proven steps to increase the likelihood of keeping the instinctive stages after birth uninterrupted.  I will leave you with handouts for partners and support people as well as ones on the basics of breastfeeding.

I also host a FREE and WEEKLY Milk Circle for community and questions.  Come have a cup of tea and sit in circle with others learning the tricks of feeding our wee ones.  You can weight your baby if you want and connect with folks working through similar milestones.  From the prenatal period in preparation, to the time of weaning this is your place to gather.


For more information: 

Call Nichole: (303) 669.9605

or

www.midwifecollective.com

to sign up for the :

Prenatal Breastfeeding Classes or

Weekly Milk Circle Thursdays @ 10:30-11:30am