Breastfeeding and Chestfeeding Support
Sometimes nursing is harder than we expected it to be. Rather than trying to reinvent the wheel by struggling on your own, call in some professional, kind, compassionate help. Liz is an IBCLC (International Board Certified Lactation Consultant) and a CLC (certified lactation counselor) with years of experience working on a hospital maternity unit, including training medical staff in best practices around lactation. She nerds out about the science of human lactation and reads research studies for fun, so she's well-grounded in the research and in evidence-based practices around breastfeeding.
Home visit: 1-1.5 hours of expert support, including a feeding observation with support for whatever issues you may be having, as well as teaching about what to expect and what's normal. We'll weigh your baby and talk about how to know they are getting plenty of milk, since that's a question many new parents have. We will work together to create a plan that works to help you reach your own breastfeeding goals, and phone support for continuing questions is always included, for as long as you need it for. I will also provide you with a superbill to submit to your insurance company to request reimbursement (I can't guarantee anything, but it's well worth a try.)
New Parents' Group
Because we believe in creating community, we offer a free drop-in group at the Eastham Public Library from 10am to noon every Tuesday. Liz is there to offer breastfeeding and chestfeeding support, or just encouragement and good company if that's what you need. We meet in a sunny room with access to lots of toys in the library's children's room, and it's even enclosed in case of wandering toddlers. As a bonus, it's one of a select few rooms in the library where you can bring your coffee and a snack for your little one.
You can check your baby's weight and get support from Liz, or just show up to talk to other people who are wearing yoga pants and wrangling babies all day. Please check our facebook page for cancellations or changes.
You are welcome at this group whether you breastfeed or not; we are fiercely protective of this nonjudgmental welcoming space.
*Please note that Liz lives in Brewster and may need to charge a travel fee of $75 to $100, depending on distance, for families outside her usual service range.