From planning before birth to weaning later on, we’ve got you covered: Emerald Doulas is now offering in-office Mini-Visits and Weaning Consultations.
Our vision for Emerald Doulas has always included offering comprehensive support options for families before a baby arrives to well beyond birth, and into the first year of parenthood.
This vision now extends into our lactation services, too!
You already know about our Prenatal Consultations with our board certified lactation consultant, Victoria Facelli. These hour-long visits are a chance to ask personal questions, make a detailed personal infant feeding plan and have someone take a look at anatomy and medical history to check for red flags. We recommend these visits to all prenatal families and are making a big difference postpartum in helping families meet their feeding goals and get started with confidence.
Why schedule a Prenatal Consult? Find out why here.
After your baby is born, our lactation support is offered at home in the first few days to address your initial questions and help establish feeding in your own space, and later, in our office provide continued support and trouble-shooting. During both postpartum visits, full 90-minutes of hands-on personalized attention, assesses a full feeding and gives you time to get all of your questions answered. This is a big help in the beginning when nursing is slow, latch pain might be present, and supply issues and bottle feeding might need time to sort out and make a plan to be addressed.
But what happens later on, maybe when your baby isn’t such a teeny baby anymore? How about when you have a little question about how to assemble your pump? What about questions when your baby starts teething? Or, you’re ready making a plan for weaning when it is right for your family? Or, you’re ready to begin moving from bottles or nursing to solid foods?
We’ve got that covered too!
We now offer shorter, 45-minute consults for these kinds of questions. These Mini-Visits and weaning visits are the perfect opportunity to kiss Dr. Google goodbye and get your questions answered, and your goals met with the same professionalism and personalized service you’ve come to expect from Emerald Doulas.
Call or email today, and you’ll continue to make a personalized plan that meets your families goals and needs; without judgement, and with full our support every step of the way.