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Breastfeeding & chestfeeding support services

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Lactation consults

Comprehensive, at home and virtual lactation consultations that support parents in meeting their infant feeding goals.

As a trained lactation consultant (IBCLC), I work with clients that have questions about the best way to feed their babies. These can include newborn feeding, breastfeeding while pregnant, using breast pumps, breastfeeding or chestfeeding older babies, or inducing lactation.

I am also able to give support to parents experiencing breastfeeding pain or chestfeeding pain—or who are dealing with other problems, such as low milk supply.

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      their breast and tummy
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    In home consultations

    Home visits allow me to accurately weigh your baby to make sure they’re gaining enough—which can give new parents confidence. When needed, we also can measure the amount of milk delivered, and do a full breast exam and oral exam for your baby.

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    Online lactation consultations

    Virtual consults can be great for taking histories and troubleshooting common questions and problems. Most of what we do in-home can be effectively replicated online. Read more about what to expect from a lactation consult during COVID-19.

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    Bottlefeeding & pumping

    I advise clients on bottle-feeding technique, pumping schedules, and strategies to fit your family. Together we can select pumps, bottles, and other feeding equipment, as well as how to use and clean it—and store excess milk!

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    Comprehensive care plans

    All our appointments end with a comprehensive care plan, which includes notes on everything we talked about, and links to resources and videos on key topics—as well as when to follow up.

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    Patient portal

    Clients can access a HIPAA-compliant patient portal to book appointments, make secure payments, view care plans, and message me directly.

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    Insurance billing

    I bill direct to Aetna. With all other HMOs and PPOs I supply you with a standard superbill which you can submit for reimbursement. I can accept payments from health spending accounts.

Lactation vidoes

Get instruction and advice on breastfeeding and chestfeeding, and tips to avoid common problems. More to come! Follow for updates.

Latest posts

  • Preview of infographic which summarizes the benefits of breastfeeding, chestfeeding, and bodyfeeding

    Chestfeeding & breastfeeding facts infographic

    Here's a resource I made to outline the facts (without pressure or judgement) about breastfeeding, chestfeeding, and bodyfeeding. It's also LGBTQIA+ inclusive. Please share freely if you find it helpful!

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    How to become a lactation consultant

    I get asked all the time, what it takes to become an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). This post reviews the 3 pathways.

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Testimonials

I saw 4 lactation consultants for my son's breastfeeding issues before meeting Laura Howells, and I cannot recommend her highly enough.

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