There is nothing more rewarding to me than being able to helps moms breastfeed their babies successfully! That is why I am pleased to offer you a comprehensive lactation consulting service as
well as pump rentals and breastfeeding supplies. Not only will you get the immediate help you need, you will also have your own personal lactation consultant to answer your questions and help you through any rough spots that may come along. I want to provide you with on-going support that will enable you to breastfeed your baby as long as you and your baby desire.
Throughout the 25 years that I have been involved in lactation professionally, I have become passionate about helping women breastfeed. Not only are there many very important benefits for you and your baby, but it will be one the most gratifying experiences of your life. Because breastfeeding my four daughters was such a positive experience for me, I want to empower other women to succeed in their efforts. This desire has motivated me to become well-educated in all areas of lactation.
I began as a breastfeeding counselor and educator with WIC in 1992 and then obtained my IBCLC while I was working at a local hospital as the Lactation Coordinator. I have been in private practice for over 15 years, and have also enjoyed working at the University of UT Breastfeeding Clinic, the only Baby Friendly Hospital in Utah.
I have extensive experience in every area of breastfeeding and great success helping so many moms and their babies enjoy breastfeeding . It is my hope that you will allow me to help you!
*Increasing Low Milk Supply and Insufficient Weight Gain in Infants-These two problems almost always go hand in hand. Your milk supply can be affected by many factors such as poor or painful latch, sleepy or sick baby, difficult delivery, medications, tongue and lip ties, and your general health. One of the first signs of insufficient milk supply is baby's failure to gain an adequate amount of weight. Other signs are decreased wet and messy diapers and increased bilirubin. We can work together to reverse low milk supply within days! Increased breastfeeding, pumping with a hospital grade pump, and/or adding herbs or medications can be very effective. I carry rental pumps and herbs that will help you be able to succeed at increasing your milk supply, and therefore, help your baby gain weight.
**Yeast Infections- If you suspect you have a yeast infection on your nipples or in your milk ducts, your need to take care of it as soon as possible. Sore nipples with burning or shooting pain in your breasts are two of the first symptoms. Other symptoms you may have include:
feeling like the baby is biting, sucking too hard
nipple itching or flaking
red and/or shiny nipple and areola
white substance inside creases of nipples or areola
blanched or white nipples after feeding
cracked nipples that do not heal
no symptoms but your baby has a yeast infection
- Your baby may have the following symptoms:
- White plaques in the mouth, inside the cheeks. or on the tongue
Diaper rash that has a red burned look with tiny lesions
Gassy and cranky, pulling off and on the breast
Refuses to nurse
"Clicks" when nursing
No symptoms but mom has a yeast infectionIf you and your baby have even 3 or 4 of theses symptoms between you, call as soon as possible.
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and get the help you need and the support you want!