The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that infants be exclusively breasted (EBF) for the first 6 months. EBF means that nothing besides breastmilk is given to the infant unless medically necessary.
The World Health organization has the same recommendations but also adds that after 6 months when nutritious whole foods are started, breastfeeding should be continued up to the age of 2 or beyond.
Breastfeeding is hard work, and there are many things that can influence the breastfeeding relationship. It is important for the mother and her support person(s) to be educated on breastfeeding and have the appropriate support to be successful.
As a Certified Lactation Counselor my role is to support and guide you through your breastfeeding journey, helping you to obtain your breastfeeding goals. I will help identify any issues/obstacles and use the most up to date, evidence based information to develop a plan to get you back on track to meeting your goals.
Prenatally I can help you explore the benefits of breastfeeding and set up a plan to encourage a good breastfeeding relationship after birth.
I offer breastfeeding support in hospital or in the comfort of your own home.
-Home/Hospital visit (travel fees may apply)