BABY AND ME LACTATION SERVICES OFFERS;
The hospital I had my baby at was very breastfeeding friendly, and I used a lactation consultant every chance I could. However, when we went home I was not confident enough in my child's feedings and concerned about whether or not he was gaining weight. It was very hard on me, feeling like I was not giving my child his nutritional needs. I tried calling the lactation consultation hotline provided by the hospital but I still did not feel reassured. When Ann came to our home, I was so impressed by her skills, how comfortable my son was with her, Ann’s passion for your job, but mostly how sincere Ann was in actually caring. I felt that she was not just "doing her job" but that she was there to make sure I had achieved my goal of breastfeeding. It was as if my goal was her goal. We recently had our one month check-up and my baby is doing great. Thank you so much for your help and for caring.
-Dr Eman January 2012-
Baby And Me Lactation offers the following services at the moment. However if you have
special needs / requests, that are not listed under our Services please do not hesitate to
contact us. We may either be able to make special arrangements for your needs
or can help you find some other names or directions.
Due to increased gas charges; we have to add an additional $25.00 travel fee to any home visit out side of 20 mile radius of 21045 zip code. Thank you for understanding.
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NEW WORKING AND BREASTFEEDING LOCATION
When I contacted Ann for lactation help, I can say that I was truly desperate. My daughter was just over a week old and I had gotten so much advice from so many different lactation consultants that I was literally dizzy. Since birth, I had been using a nipple shield to nurse and pumping to store milk for when I went back to work at the University hospital. The combination on my new mom nipples had left my nipples sore, cracked, and bleeding. Every attempt at breast feeding left me in tears. The first thing that Ann provided was reassurance. Assurance that my child was healthy, that breastfeeding was extremely doable, and that I was going to succeed. Then she showed me how to use the shield more effectively and how to get my daughter latched properly so that pain could be avoided entirely. 24 hours later, I was a happy breastfeeding mother. Ann's gift is not just what she knows, it is how patiently and thoroughly she explains herself. She also seems to believe in multiple versions of success, not just ONE way of getting the job done.
5 weeks later as I was returning to work, Ann again re-entered our home. She gave our daytime caregiver tips on how to bottle feed in a way that promotes successful breastfeeding, and again reiterated the lessons she had taught me about breastfeeding. She added additional advice about pumping at work and how to be successful that I am still relying on.
If you are having challenges in breastfeeding-which I am beginning to believe is more common than not- Ann is the answer. She is a true blessing.
If you are low income, or having financial difficulties please do not let this to be a barrier to getting the services you deserve.
A sliding scale consultation may be available to you, to ensure lactation help and information is accessible to all who need them.
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