Breastfeeding support

Poor latch? Sore nipples? Engorged breasts? Insufficient milk production? Slow weight gain?

Help is on the way.

Angela is committed to getting to you as soon as possible, so that breastfeeding complications can be assessed sooner rather than later, and to give you the relief you so deserve. Angela offers consultations during off hours and weekends and holidays. She is known for her long home visits that exceed each client's expectations. In addition to helping you to rescue and establish breastfeeding, Angela offers newborn know-how that will give the whole family peace of mind.

  Photo by 13th and Madison

Photo by 13th and Madison

The services work as follows: 

* By email you will receive a questionnaire so Angela can get familiar with your particular needs and start to design a program of support just for you.

* After reviewing your concerns and needs, Angela will call to clarify some points and give you tips that might offer immediate relief. 

* During the home visit, she will observe at least one full feeding  to make sure baby is transferring the milk well and swallowing it, check positions, latch, offer baby tips, help with new routine arrangements, check mother's self care routine, and explore other potential sources of the present breastfeeding difficulty. This visit lasts from 2 to 2.5 hours in the comfort of your home. 

* Angela will check with you 24 hours and 72 hours after the home visit, and one last time 1 week later, by texting. During this first week, you can text Angela to clarify issues that have been discussed during the home visit.

Texting is the faster way to reach Angela. She will gladly respond with warmth that will quiet your heart and lead you to the first steps of confidence you will need to reach your goal.

Prevention is better than remediation -- for pregnant women

Angela is very confident to state, after supporting nearly a thousand new moms, that at least 70% of early breastfeeding difficulties could be prevented with prenatal information. Parents are often unprepared to deal with the reality of early postpartum needs -- of both parents and babies. Parents are also being overloaded with techniques and methodologies that leave aside what will really make breastfeeding work -- conexão with their babies.

The Prenatal Breastfeeding Talk with Angela is designed to change this. Beyond techniques and methodologies, the PBT will give you the readiness necessary to succeed in breastfeeding your baby. Taking into consideration your individual needs, Angela will explore with you all the avenues you can take to achieve your goal.

Your breastfeeding talk with Angela can take many forms ...

1- PRENATAL BREASTFEEDING TALK

* 30-minute pre-visit over the phone, plus 150-minute home visit  

2- PRENATAL BREASTFEEDING TALK + IN-HOME BREASTFEEDING CONSULTATION

*  30-minute pre-visit over the phone, plus 150-minute home visit prenatally

* 30-minute talk over the phone postpartum, plus 90 minutes home visit during the first week postpartum

3- PRENATAL BREASTFEEDING TALK + IN- HOSPITAL POSTPARTUM DOULA SERVICES AND BREASTFEEDING ASSESSMENT

*  30-minute pre visit over the phone before the 150-minute home visit

* a 12-hour immediately after birth doula postpartum service and continuous support during the most crucial time of breastfeeding

4- PRENATAL BREASTFEEDING TALK + NEW MOM 1/2 DAY SPA + BREASTFEEDING ASSESSMENT

*  30-minute "pre" visit over the phone before the 150-minute home visit

*  4-hour home visit of mother's care (massage, herbal bath, preparation of a organic fresh meal, meditation, light yoga with deep relaxation, baby tips, birth experience review) and breastfeeding adjustments  

5-PRENATAL BREASTFEEDING TALK + POSTPARTUM DOULA SERVICES

*   30-minute "pre" visit over the phone before the 150-minute home visit

* Daily ( 4 hours minimum a day) home visits for a week -- Mom care plus breastfeeding adjustments

Over her many years supporting breastfeeding moms from diverse backgrounds, Angela has developed a unique way to help new moms build up the confidence necessary to feel competent to nurse and care for their babies. Using diverse tools -- meditation, visualization, touch points, family history, dancing, and journaling -- Angela will be with you from pregnancy to weaning, navigating through all possibilities breastfeeding has to offer you.