COVID-19 update (6/17/2020):
South Bay Baby Care will resume in-home services on a limited first come, first served basis. A COVID-19 Protocol has been implemented and will be provided for review and signature prior to scheduled appointments. Please contact email@example.com for more information.
Telehealth and Virtual Lactation Consultations remain available for mamas who need breastfeeding assistance and prefer to do so virtually. 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
This session will take place in your home at your convenience. The ideal time for the After Baby visit is within the first two weeks after the birth of your baby; however, if you are solely interested in a Lactation or Breastfeeding Consultation then this does not apply.
A personalized folder with educational documents will be provided. A thorough history and assessment will be taken and documented and a detailed assessment and summary form will be provided that includes recommendations discussed during your visit. These recommendations can be revised during the follow-up period as needed (see below).
Lactation services: Proper positioning, latch-on technique, assessment of latch, education regarding prevention and treatment of sore and/or damaged 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 frenulectomy (lip/tongue tie release), how to manage over supply and, conversely, strategies to increase breastmilk supply, implementation of breastfeeding interventions as needed (i.e. breast shells, Haakaa, 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). I use a specialty infant scale that is able to measure weight up to the 0.001 lb, meaning that every drop of breast milk that your baby transfers is measured!
Breast pump services: Including setup, instruction, first use and sanitization of pump parts & bottles.
Guidelines regarding storage and preparation of breast 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, 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 via text. We will communicate frequently to make sure the plan that we create together provides results that align with your breastfeeding and/or lactation goal.
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) Establishment of personalized infant sleep routines and daily schedules
10) Starting solids (safety, mild versus severe airway obstructions, feeding suggestions, continuation of breastfeeding)
11) Lactation and sleep routine combination consults (click here for more information)
To schedule a Lactation Consultation or After Baby session, please email email@example.com or call/text to (310) 650-9722. For urgent requests please text message with your name, baby's age, concern(s) and any additional pertinent information and I will respond to your message as soon as possible.
**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.
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.