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Phase 1: Prenatal consultation at 34 weeks gestation (30 minute consultation):
Phase 2: Four days after birth (60 minute + consultation):
Mother and baby are evaluated together to prepare an individualized plan. Full milk production and milk flow starts on day 3 or 4 from birth. Baby’s physical ability to: search for the breast, latching, suck, swallow are observed with the mother in action. Solutions to problems are resolved quickly, and accurately, whether the baby or mother or both are having problems. This session increases the mother’s trust that her breastfeeding specialist understands her problems and has the patience and compassion to reduce her physical and emotional pain.
Phase 3: Three weeks of age (30 minute consultation):
Phase 4: Two months of age (15 minute/30 minute consultation):
This follow-up visit provides how to manage growth spurts and mother’s returning to work or school. This session covers how to deal with fears of unusual situations and with her employer. Pumping and storage of milk are reviewed. Breastfeeding directly or breastmilk feeding with a bottle or other method provides the best quality of nutrients and most easily digested food for baby. In addition, the special health protection to mother and baby can’t be duplicated by any formula. Mother provides special antibodies and enzymes to protect baby from infections and diseases in the future; mother improves her own protection against cancers, obesity, and other medical conditions. Mother experiences the power of her unique ability.
Phase 5: Five months of age
(15 minute/30 minute consultation):
This follow-up visit instructs how to transition to starting foods and breastfeeding or breastmilk feeding for up to 1 year or longer. Baby achieves a special bond with parents when he/ she feels the skin-to-skin touch while feeding. Baby feels secure, loved, and protected and ready to try new experiences. Plastic pacifiers can’t replace that bond.
15 minutes, 30 minutes, 60 minutes