Amy Bourne MSN IBCLC
Private breastfeeding classes and consultations in your home
Historically, women grew up watching their mothers, sisters, neighbors and friends breastfeed. By the time they had their own baby, they were well aware of how to make it work.
Our culture is very different, and many new parents may have never held a newborn, let alone see one nurse. While breastfeeding is natural it can take some time for mothers and babies to really get the hang of it. During these early days some education, and lots of support, are often what it takes to help babies do what they are born to do.
I have been working with
mothers and babies for over eleven
years. I graduated
with a Bachelors Degree
in Nursing from the
I describe my approach as personal, supportive, educational and non-judgmental. Whether you plan to breastfeed for a year, a month, or express milk and bottle-feed, I can help. Because every woman, child and family are different, private breastfeeding classes and follow-up consultations can be invaluable.
My goal is that through education and support you meet your goals, and that your breastfeeding experience is an enjoyable one.
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Services and Prices
Prenatal Breastfeeding Class
This private class is about 60 minutes long. Much of the focus is on the first two weeks of breastfeeding and getting off to a good start. Topics include (but are not limited to) latch, milk supply, feeding positions and newborn behavior.
Upon booking a class I will ask you to fill out a questionnaire with both medical and general questions so that I can design a class to meet your needs. For example if you know you are going to deliver early, or have twins, or had a low milk supply the first time around, we’ll spend time focusing on your particular situation. Included is one 15 minute follow-up phone call after the baby’s birth.
Postpartum Breastfeeding Consult
There are many reasons moms and families may want, or need, a postpartum consult. Some new parents may want a check-up just to make sure things are going well. I use a special scale and can determine how much milk your baby is drinking during a feeding. This information alone is tremendously helpful to uncertain parents.
Other reasons for consults include latch problems, sore or painful nipples, milk supply issues, or maybe getting a baby to breastfeed who has been bottle-feeding. If you are at all uncertain and would like some help and support, contact me. Breastfeeding problems are often easiest to fix the earlier they are addressed. Initial consults typically take between 60 and 90 minutes. Sometimes two to three visits are needed to resolve more complicated problems.
$100 (supplies extra)