Breastfeeding is a mother’s first challenge after giving birth. Providing adequate support and encouragement through the critical first weeks is vitally important to building a successful bond. Consider MotherTree doulas to be part of the professional support that can help bridge the gap from birth site to home. We provide home consultations, phone support and resources. Yes, we look forward to that 4 am call because we know it’s important!
Nature, in it’s perfection, has designed a woman’s Mother’s Milk to the special order of the needs of both mother and child. Breastfeeding is not only the best nutrition for your child but it provides a closeness that cannot be duplicated. Breastfeeding also protects the mother in many other ways including reducing the risk of breast cancers and osteoporosis, also there is a reduced risk of hemorrhage after childbirth, weight loss is easier for many mothers who breastfeed, and hormones that reduce stress and help families bond. Breastfeeding for as long as your child wants to is probably THE most important thing you can do for the health and well-being of your child after birth.
Stacey’s Breastfeeding Support Services:
Stacey is a certified Breastfeeding Counselor with over 250 hours of academic course work in her background and have been credited with over 400 breastfeeding-specific counseling hours. She offers home visits to those in need of services (evenings and weekends are also avail.) Rates are $30.00 an hour with an average consult lasting 90 minutes. Stacey will usually return breastfeeding-related phone calls within 4 hours of the initial call (unless at a birth) and schedule a visit once an over-the-phone assessment has been made.
Stacey helps mamas with:
- engorgement/milk production issues
- pain while nursing
- baby-weight gain
- feeding cues
- return-to-work plans and weaning.
“I do not work for a hospital and can offer an out-of-hospital perspective while still working collaboratively with your postpartum team. I teach an exciting and informative Breastfeeding and Baby Care basics for Mother Tree!” – Stacey Marshall