In-Home and Virtual Infant Feeding Support
Serving Howard County and Central Maryland, including:
Columbia, Ellicot City, Elkridge, Glen Burnie, Baltimore, Laurel, Olney,
Hyattsville, Cheverly, Glenmont, Jessup, Catonsville and Severn
Home Visits available within 20 miles of Columbia, MD. Areas outside of travel radius subject to travel fee.
Common issues a lactation consultant can help with
Sore or Cracked Nipples
Positioning and Latch
Low Milk Supply
Bottle feeding and supplementation
Induced lactation or relactation
Pain with latching
Low milk transfer at the breast/chest
Returning to Work
Mastitis and Plugged Ducts
Infant feeding after Breast Reduction, Top Surgery, or Breast Augmentation
Wherever you are in your journey, we can help.
What to expect during your home visit:
At a home visit, we will talk through your history and your birth story. I'll learn more about how feedings have gone so far, and we'll weigh your baby. Then we'll work together on feedings - however that works best for you and your family. After the feeding, we'll weigh baby again.
If pumping is involved, we will make sure that your pump is working well for you, fit you for flanges, and talk through milk storage.
At the end, we'll talk through a care plan, address any questions and concerns, and work towards a feeding plan that is realistic and nourishing for you and baby. I'll send you the care plan (so you don't have to remember anything!) and resources that are appropriate to your situation.
A prenatal consult is a great time to talk through all of your breast/chestfeeding questions prior to baby's arrival. We'll discuss what to expect in the first few days of life so that you're more prepared when baby comes. Then we'll walk through a plan that works for you!
Virtual Visits are similar to home visits - just without the weighing! We will talk through your history, go through a feeding, come up with a care plan and address all of your concerns.