Private, in-home sessions are currently available!
Lisa Grossman, owner of South Bay Baby Care, is fully vaccinated and boosted.
A COVID-19 Policy remains in place, please inquire within for more information.
Telehealth and Virtual Lactation Consultations remain available for those who need breastfeeding and/or lactation assistance and prefer to do so remotely. South Bay Baby Care has secured a HIPAA compliant platform for virtual consultations and educational sessions.
In home & virtual baby care + breastfeeding and lactation consultations
The After Baby Consultation is tailored to meet your needs! This is a 2 hour private in-home consultation with a focus on infant feeding (breastfeeding, lactation, pumping, bottle-feeding and supplementation) and baby care.
My goal is to meet you where you are and create a plan that works for you and your baby. Every family is different and I am here to support you in meeting your own goal. I have a flexible approach to breastfeeding and lactation. I simply want to make sure you and your baby are comfortable while helping you meet your goal. I find that this often includes being flexible with our plan and for this reason I include a follow-up communication period to make sure that the plan we make together is working for you and your baby... if not, we revise it. There is no "one size fits all" when it comes to feeding your baby and I am here to help you figure out what works best for you, your baby and your family!
I will also provide you with a folder with printed information about lactation and infant feeding for you to keep because I know that it can be challenging to remember everything discussed during the consultation (especially when you have been up with your baby during the night). I also provide a detailed assessment and summary form that includes recommendations discussed during your consultation that are personal to you, your baby and your family. These recommendations can be revised during the follow-up period as needed (see below).
After Baby / Lactation Consultations include:
Lactation services: Comfortable positioning for you + baby, latch-on technique, assessment of latch, education regarding prevention and treatment of sore and/or injured nipples, plugged ducts and transient or recurrent mastitis, anatomic and functional oral assessment, tongue and lip tie (lingual and labial ankyloglossia) assessment, suck training and latch-on assistance post-frenectomy (lip/tongue tie release), how to manage over supply, strategies to increase breastmilk supply, implementation of breastfeeding interventions as needed (i.e. breast shells, Haakaa, SNS, breast pump (including personal flange sizing), nipple shields [instruction and weaning], etc.).
Weighing baby: Weight checks as well as pre/post-feeding weights (to determine how much your breast milk your baby has transferred during the feeding) using a specialty infant scale.
Breast pump services: Including setup, instructions regarding settings and first use, flange sizing, and sanitizing of pump parts & bottles.
Guidelines regarding storage and preparation of expressed milk
Baby care education
Baby care services: Assistance with swaddling, bathing, diapering, diaper counts, calming and soothing baby, burping, gas relief, umbilical cord & circumcision care, identifying signs and symptoms of an infection, sleep routine advice, sleep safety, infant safety guidelines, understanding jaundice, bottle-feeding and any additional care that you would like provided.
Bottle-feeding services: When and how to introduce a bottle to your baby, feeding and pumping frequency, bottle-feeding methods, education regarding different bottle types currently available on the market, sample bottles to assess and determine which work best for your baby before purchasing bottle-feeding systems.
Preparation for returning to work & how to manage pumping
Any particular topic(s) that you would like to discuss… this is your session! If there are additional topics or care services that you would like provided we will focus on these areas. This session can solely be used for lactation services if preferred.
Duration: 2 hours (additional time/hours or sessions available for purchase)
Includes a specified period of follow-up communication. We will communicate frequently to make sure the plan that we create together provides results that align with your goals.
Lactation Phone Consultations
Certain breastfeeding, lactation and infant feeding inquiries may be addressed over the phone. I provide 30 minute phone consultations when an in-home visit may not be necessary. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Phone consults may cover the following topics and more:
1) Preparation for returning to work & creation of a personal pumping and feeding schedule
2) Concerns regarding breast milk supply and/or production (i.e. low milk supply, oversupply)
3) Management of an Overactive Milk Ejection Reflex (OMER) (fast milk letdown)
4) Bottle-feeding (refusal and introduction)
5) Nursing strikes (refusal to breastfeed)
6) Personalized plan for weaning
7) Management of transient lactation-related pathology (i.e. engorgement, plugged ducts, milk blebs/blisters)
8) Personalized plan for exclusive pumping
9) Breast pump usage and flange sizing (function, frequency, milk storage guidelines and video assessment of flange fit/size)
10) Establishment of personalized infant sleep routines and daily schedules
11) Starting solids (safety, mild versus severe airway obstructions, feeding suggestions, continuation of breastfeeding)
12) Lactation and sleep routine combination consults (click here for more information)
For urgent requests please include:
1) Your name
2) Baby's age
5) Availability & urgency
6) Any additional pertinent information
**If you have a fever of 100.4 F or greater and/or have flu-like symptoms (body aches, chills, etc.), breast pain & redness, foul smelling discharge or excessive vaginal bleeding, please contact your OB-GYN immediately.
**If your infant has a fever of 100.4 F or higher or a temperature below 97.6 F, bloody stools, inadequate wet/dirty diapers, is projectile vomiting, vomiting excessively or is refusing to eat and is lethargic, please contact your Pediatrician immediately.
As a RN I can assist you with many concerns beyond lactation and breastfeeding; however, any serious concerns should be directed to a licensed physician first.
Credentials and scope of practice: I am a Mother/Baby Registered Nurse (RN), International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), CLC (Certified Lactation Counselor) and a CLEC (Certified Lactation Educator Counselor). I was trained to provide lactation support in 2015 and I have assisted many mamas and newborns with the supportive services listed above both in the hospital setting and privately in-home. If your newborn requires interventions beyond my scope I will refer you to the appropriate practitioner.