Lactation and Infant Sleep
Do you need assistance with lactation, breastfeeding, general infant feeding or infant sleep routines but do not need an in-home consultation? South Bay Baby Care offers phone consultations in addition to in-home services! Simply contact South Bay Baby Care to arrange a phone consult!
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. This service includes 2 weeks of follow-up via text so that we can revise our plan as needed to make sure you are meeting your lactation goals.
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 information, feeding suggestions, mild versus severe airway obstruction, continuation of breastfeeding)
Newborn and Infant Sleep Routine Phone Consultations
Routines play a big part in the role of sleep for young infants. I have created a Sleep Guide explaining the importance of establishing routines early-on and how you can assist your baby in developing good sleep habits. Portions of the Guide are research-based while other sections include suggestions for practices that you can incorporate into your baby’s sleep routine. This service includes an optional 30 minute phone consultation during which we will discuss and develop your baby’s personal sleep routine. This service is primarily targeted for newborn infants. Text follow-up can be added to this service for a fee. No "crying it out" included here!
Combination Lactation + Sleep Phone Consultations
Infant feeding and sleep often go hand-in-hand. This service includes a 45 minute phone consultation incorporating lactation and sleep advice (see above). Sleep Guide included. This service includes 2 weeks of follow-up via text so that we can revise our plan as needed to make sure you are meeting your lactation and infant sleep goals.
Questions about Insurance, HSA or FSA reimbursement for these services? Please click here.
Phone consultations can be completed anywhere within the United States (if you reside outside of the United States please inquire with your phone carrier regarding international fees and rates).
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: I am a Mother/Baby Registered Nurse, IBCLC (International Board Certified Lactation Consultant), 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, newborns and families 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.