Breastfeeding can be a comfortable habit in your life. That takes patience and practice, not pain. Let’s find what works for you and your baby.
I offer lactation consultations at Anchored Women’s Health in Ellsworth, ME. An in-office lactation consultation is 60-90 minutes. There is time to answer your questions. Your support person can accompany you if you’d prefer.
At the lactation consultation, we’ll review your health history, the baby’s health and how things have been going. In addition, we’ll weigh your baby before and after a feed. That way, you’ll know how much your baby got at that feeding. At the end of our visit, I’ll give you a written plan that reviews what we discussed. We can easily schedule a follow up visit.
You can schedule a consultation through Anchored Women’s Health. These insurance plans are accepted:
Book a Lactation Support Package with Anchored Women’s Health. Six visits, starting with prenatal and the first days. That way you’ll already know who and where your support is when you need it. The six visits are tailored to your specific concerns. Here’s a general outline:
• Prenatal: The best start to breastfeeding. How milk is made, how babies feed.
• First Days: What’s working, what are your questions?
• First Two Weeks: Review your successes and challenges.
• The First Month: Signs of change, plan for the next weeks, returning to work.
• Six weeks: Pumping/Storing Strategies, your rights at work, changes in feeding patterns.
• 10-12 Weeks: Foods, growth spurts, look ahead to the next months.
I’m also part of The Lactation Network. They will bill your insurance company directly for our lactation consultation. Check here to learn if your insurance company is connected with The Lactation Network.
It’s likely your insurance will cover a visit with an IBCLC. It’s good to check with them first.
Come to my Tummy Time! Method sessions. Four Tuesday mornings in March 2023 at The Gatherings in Surry, ME. Please call, text, contact me to register.
I first saw how this TummyTime! Method was helpful for babies with feeding difficulties. The gentle sequence of movements helps your baby to gently unfurl and align their body. It’s easy to do and easy to learn. You’ll learn about your baby’s development. Equally important, it’s a pleasant way to connect with your baby, enjoy time together and meet other parents with a young infant.
TummyTime! Method is for babies up to four months old. It’s free. ($2 suggested donation goes to The Gatherings.) The group is limited to four baby/caregiver pairs. I suggest wearing a mask to reduce the risk of RSV for these especially young ones.
As I’ve met with families over the years, it’s always been true that time to talk and ask questions is so valuable. You deserve that time and support.
Contact me or call me at 617-435-0693.
Robin Snyder-Drummond, BA, IBCLC
Positive and Practical Breastfeeding Guidance for families… and those who support them.