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Lactation Consultation is provided in Home - in my Office - or by Virtual Visit
Classes offered: *Birth Preparation *Breastfeeding *Parenting Your New Baby
As the founding IBCLC for Natural Beginnings' Lactation Services, I gathered a small group of like-minded professionals educated in the 'Womanly Art of Breastfeeding', who had years of training & personal experience guiding new mothers. Our lactation practice is the culmination of my long term goals for mothers needing evidence-based breastfeeding help.
In my practice the last 35 years as Perinatal Educator working with expectant parents, 'prenatal to postpartum', I've provided breastfeeding assistance to many hundreds of nursing mothers and babies. As long as a mother desires a nursing relationship with her baby, I will support her in finding solutions to her challenges. As your Lactation Consultant, I promise to:
Find both causes and solutions to your breastfeeding challenges
Use my knowledge, experience & creative ideas to resolve issues
Support & protect all mother's goals and mother & baby's health needs
Teach about our normal, healthy body processes to support maternal skills/confidence
Provide current, evidence-based knowledge to address problems - like:
Latch - Low Milk Supply - Effective Milk Transfer - Normal Newborn Behavior - Engorgement - Blocked Milk Duct - Mastitis - Poor Infant Suck - Lip & Tongue Tie Assessment and Referral - Referrals for Manual Therapies to correct Sucking Issues - Management of Nipples/Breast-Pain
My home based office in Garland is roomy, private and comfortable as well as less costly for those mothers who prefer to come to me. Appointments are made here.
As a Medela® Equipment Rental Station, I offer services to new mothers in the DFW area, meeting our community's needs for Medical breast pumps & BabyWeigh® Scales for use outside the hospital. I am a provider of pump equipment for Employee Mother's Rooms at Texas Instruments, and formerly for other Corporate Employers (Raytheon & J C Penney).
Breastfeeding In-Service Programs for professionals is a passion I enjoy. As a guest lecturer, I've provided ongoing breastfeeding education for Parker University during the Pediatric rotation in chiropractic training, and for many area Midwives at local birth centers.
Personal breastfeeding experiences with our sons, and years of service in La Leche League during my younger, mothering years led to my search and acquisition of my IBCLC Certification as a Lactation Consultant and also as a Bradley® Method Childbirth Educator.
My husband Paul and I are proud parents of our three grown sons. They and their terrific wives have given us five wonderful grandchildren who are such lovely gifts from God.
My personal experience with breastfeeding and natural birth, and my years working as a doula, have given me added insights into the special needs of expectant women, women in labor and new mothers. I bring this special understanding to my birth education courses, preparing expectant parents for a positive experiences in pregnancy, labor, childbirth, postpartum adjustment, and breastfeeding and parenting their newborns!
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