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THE MISSION

In-Network with Aetna

Fully vaccinated against COVID-19 

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The Art of Breastfeeding offers in person AND virtual consultations!   201-733-3358 or admin@theartofbreastfeeding.org

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BSN, RN, IBCLC


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.

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DESPITE THE LOVE AND EXCITEMENT INVOLVED WITH BREASTFEEDING, IT CAN STILL HAVE ITS CHALLENGES...

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Let us help you prepare prenatally so you can feel knowledgeable and empowered with our class series:

Lactation and Breastfeeding: The Top 5 Things to Know

Upcoming classes: 
January 10 at 4:00pm - [VIRTUAL] Part 1: Connection, Commitment & Intro to Milk Production
January 12 at 4:00pm - [VIRTUAL] Part 2: Milk Production Continued & Latch
January 14 at 4:00pm - [VIRTUAL] Part 3: Positioning & Support

January 25 at 7:30pm - [VIRTUAL] Part 1: Connection, Commitment & Intro to Milk Production

January 27 at 7:30pm - [VIRTUAL] Part 2: Milk Production Continued & Latch
January 29 at 9:30am - [VIRTUAL] Part 3: Positioning & Support

February 7 at 7:30 p.m. - [VIRTUAL] Part 1: Connection, Commitment & Intro to Milk Production
February 9 at 7:30 p.m. - [VIRTUAL] Part 2: Milk Production Continued & Latch
February 11 at 7:30 p.m. - [VIRTUAL] Part 3: Positioning & Support

February 22 at 7:30 p.m. - [VIRTUAL] Part 1: Connection, Commitment & Intro to Milk Production
February 24 at 7:30 p.m. - [VIRTUAL] Part 2: Milk Production Continued & Latch
February 26 at 9:30a.m. - [VIRTUAL] Part 3: Positioning & Support

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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

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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

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VIRTUAL CONSULATIONS

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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

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