To honor where you are on your unique breastfeeding journey and to support, empower and guide you along your way, without judgement or pressure.
Our intent is to serve you and
your family with compassion, joy
and evidence-based information.
DESPITE THE LOVE AND EXCITEMENT INVOLVED WITH BREASTFEEDING, IT CAN STILL HAVE ITS CHALLENGES...
BSN, RN, IBCLC
Let me help you prepare prenatally so you can feel knowledgeable and empowered with our class series:
Lactation and Breastfeeding: The Top 5 Things to Know
LIVE classes offered monthly. On-Demand classes available for viewing for one month.
Upcoming LIVE classes:
June 6 at 7:30 p.m. - [VIRTUAL] Part 1: Connection, Commitment & Intro to Milk Production
June 8 at 7:30 p.m. - [VIRTUAL] Part 2: Milk Production Continued & Latch
June 10 at 7:30 p.m - [VIRTUAL] Part 3: Positioning & Support
July 11 at 7:30 p.m. - [VIRTUAL] Part 1: Connection, Commitment & Intro to Milk Production
July 13 at 7:30 p.m. - [VIRTUAL] Part 2: Milk Production Continued & Latch
July 15 at 7:30 p.m - [VIRTUAL] Part 3: Positioning & Support
August 8 at 7:30 p.m. - [VIRTUAL] Part 1: Connection, Commitment & Intro to Milk Production
August 10 at 7:30 p.m. - [VIRTUAL] Part 2: Milk Production Continued & Latch
August 12 at 7:30 p.m - [VIRTUAL] Part 3: Positioning & Support
HAVING THE SUPPORT TO GUIDE YOU THROUGH THE NOT-SO-EASY TIMES CAN MAKE ALL THE DIFFERENCE...
Common issues with which we can help:
• Latch on and positioning challenges
• Breast and/or nipple pain
• Plugged ducts, engorgement and mastitis
• Bottle feeding and safe formula prep
• Pumping by choice or necessity
• Post frenotomy oral rehabilitation, suck training
WHAT TO EXPECT...
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a tremendous impact on all of us and has altered much of what
we have been accustomed to. What it has not altered is the need for support through your
breastfeeding journey. We are here to provide that to you!
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, please note the following actions
we are taking to keep our clients and lactation consultant as safe as possible:
Renia is fully vaccinated agains the COVID-19 virus
We triage all clients to determine whether a Telehealth or home visit is more appropriate through the use of the CDC COVID-19 screening questionnaire
Limit social exposure and gatherings (both professional and personal)
Wash hands regularly
Wear clothing/scrubs exclusive to your home visit
Use EPA approved disinfectant to disinfect computer, scale, consult bag and all other equipment used between visits
Assess client and support person temperature immediately prior to in person consultation
Permit only 1 primary support person for duration of consult
IBCLC wears N95 and surgical mask for duration of consultation
Support person at consult required to wear a mask at all times
Although home and virtual visits differ much remains the same.
Virtual visits will provide the same:
- Compassion and care from our IBCLCs
- Attention to your needs and concerns
- Review of your health history
- Assessment of latch, positioning and breastfeeding overall
- Development and receipt of a plan of care to help you along your way
- One week of communication with an IBCLC, through text, for
additional guidance if needed
What differs with virtual visits:
- The ability to complete oral exams, although much can be found out with good lighting and different camera angles
- Providing you with weight checks of your baby before and after the feeding
(the intent of doing so allows for us to determine if baby was able to transfer milk effectively from the breast)
For a virtual visit to be effective we need:
- Internet connection with appropriate speed
- An additional adult who has the ability to move and angle the camera
- Sufficient lighting
- A virtual platform that protects your privacy (I use HIPAA-compliant Zoom)
- Intake forms completed 6 hours, at minimum, prior to the visit