Breastfeeding and bottle feeding support Middle Tennessee

Breastfeeding Support

Breastfeeding is natural, but for many, it doesn’t come naturally. At Music City Doulas, we offer in-home lactation support to help get your breastfeeding journey off to the best start possible. This supportive service is available during pregnancy as well as after the birth of your baby through an in-home consultation with our highly-qualified and experienced lactation counselor. Through individualized in-home consultations, the care and support you will receive will be as unique as you and your family so you can grow confidently in your new role as a mother.The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends all women planning to breastfeed see a lactation specialist within 3-4 days after birth to assist in proper latch, discuss milk supply, and to weigh baby before and after a feeding with a special scale that measures in grams to properly assess baby’s precise milk intake. Whether you are still pregnant and wish to discuss your plans or concerns with breastfeeding or you have had your baby and need gentle guidance and encouragement, our lactation counselor is committed to helping you reach your breastfeeding goals.


Happy Mother Breast Feeding Her Baby Infant

Prenatal Lactation Consultation (1 hour)

Learning how to establish a healthy feeding relationship will provide peace of mind and prepare you for when your baby is here. Prior to giving birth, many women have questions and concerns about how certain lifestyles, medications, or surgeries may affect their breastfeeding relationship. This one hour, in-home consultation provides the perfect opportunity to discuss these concerns and come up with an action plan for when baby arrives.

Initial Breastfeeding Visit (2 hours)

From the moment your star is born, our Certified Lactation Counselor is here to help with anything from latch, painful nursing, breastfeeding with flat or inverted nipples, newborn weight gain, milk production, and more. But don’t wait until there is a problem to bring in the support of our breastfeeding specialist. Initial breastfeeding visits are also meant to be used as a preventative to avoid issues with feeding and to grow confidently in your breastfeeding relationship.

Follow-Up Visit (1 hour)

After your initial visit, you may feel like you need to have your lactation specialist back into your home to check in on how things are going, help formulate a plan for pumping or going back to work, for continued support in infant weight gain, or a variety of other reasons. A follow-up visit is a great option for those who have already had an initial visit but need a bit more support later.

Let Music City Doulas help with all of your newborn needs

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