My name is Amy and I am a registered nurse and certified lactation consultant. I work in private practice visiting families in their homes, offering breastfeeding support and education.
After birth, both you and your baby will be learning a new skill: Breastfeeding. As natural as it may seem, breastfeeding can be
difficult without the proper guidance. As a home-visiting nurse, I firmly believe your experiences as a new parent are better achieved in the comfort of your own home environment. I encourage all new parents to remain home as much as possible after the birth of their baby in order to recover and heal from the labor/birth, and to help establish breastfeeding and your relationship with your new baby.
My philosophy is to provide all new families with the information and "tools" they need to be successful in their parenting adventure and to help reach their individual goals for their family. I offer best practice guidelines and up-to-date information that is based on evidence from clinical practice and research on human lactation. Along with my solid medical/nursing background, I also follow an holistic approach to birth, breastfeeding and newborn care. I offer information on natural remedies (herbal, homeopathic) that can complement traditional therapies.
positioning & latch
establishing milk supply
understanding newborn behavior
breastfeeding after breast surgery
infant weight gain
breastfeeding pre-term infants/multiples
pumping your milk/storage of human milk/bottle feeding
returning to work & maintaining your supply
transitioning to a sippy cup
weaning and much more...