Virtual Consultations

with Katie Madden RN, IBCLC

(In-person consultations begin January 2020)

*No, I will not provide virtual consults for an actual evaluation of breastfeeding. I don’t believe this can be done well virtually. If you are local to Delaware you need an in-person consultation before January 2020, please call 302-658-2229 Option 4.

Prenatal

If you are pregnant and planning to breastfeeding, you should consider a consult. If you have a breastfeeding risk factor, you should definitely schedule a consult. 

A vast majority of women are not “normal” and will have one or more breastfeeding risk factors:

How many do you have?

  • First baby
  • Older than 35
  • Use of infertility treatments
  • Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
  • Type 1, Type 2, or Gestational Diabetes
  • BMI > 29 pre-pregnancy
  • Flat or inverted nipples
  • Past history of breastfeeding difficulty
  • Depression/anxiety
  • Carrying multiple babies
  • Planned C-section
  • History of breast surgery
  • Lack of noticeable change in breasts during pregnancy

Planning 

What’s coming up that you need help planning for?

Adjustment conversation

Where are you struggling to find balance?

Troubleshooting conversation

What’s not working? Let’s fix it. 

Weaning

Feelings, strategy, whatever you need around the phase of weaning. 

Post-weaning reflection

Let’s talk about that amazing breastfeeding journey you once took, no matter how long ago it was.