What type of support do I need?
Being a new parent can be mystifying! If you’re not sure exactly what kind of breastfeeding help you need, here is a comparison to help you sort out the difference between a consultation with an IBCLC and attending a breastfeeding support group in the Denver metro area:
- weigh baby*
- weighed feeding*
- connect with other mothers
- ask general questions
- group discussion
- personalized evaluation (latch, feeding volume, etc.)
- weighed feeding
- detailed plan to address your needs
- oral exam of baby
- pumping evaluation if needed
- referrals as appropriate
What happens at support group?
Your baby is weighed and nurses while I connect with each mother to answer questions. After feeding, your baby is weighed again to determine how much milk he/she received. (Remember that this is just a snapshot of a single feeding, so don’t take it TOO seriously if your baby decided to just have a snack.) If several mothers have similar needs, we may discuss tips as a group. Topics frequently covered at support group include growth spurts, latch techniques, nursing positions, and other common questions.
Remember that if you are experiencing nipple damage, slow weight gain, a baby who will not latch, or other issues that require an exam or evaluation, you will need an individual consult to address your needs. I cannot provide exams, evaluations, feeding plans, or other clinical assistance in a support group setting.
Breastfeeding Support Group with Ana
Do you need some general support, some latching tips, or to be able to ask an IBCLC a few questions? Do you want to connect with other breastfeeding mothers and share experiences, tips, and tricks? Breastfeeding support group may be exactly what you need!
What does support group cost?
Support group is $15 (check or card) or discounted to $10 with cash payment. If you need pump flange size assessment or to have your pump’s suction checked, these services are an additional $15 and are provided at the end of group. Please email ahead to schedule these additional assessments.
(Breastfeeding Support Group does not meet on major holidays, or if schools are closed due to weather.)
Connecting with support is a key component of breastfeeding success! I hope to see you and your baby at support group. Remember, if you are struggling with milk supply, nipple damage, a baby who will not latch, or you need an exam or feeding plan to help you achieve your goals, please book a consultation. If you have questions, please feel free to email me.
If you need to be seen immediately, please call for an emergency appointment.