How we do what we do

When you work with Advanced Breastfeeding Support you get the benefits of working with a highly specialized and motivated team to meet your breastfeeding goals. 

 We work with women from all aspects of their breastfeeding journey- prenatally to postnatally.   Our assistance to clients begins from the first phone call, and lasts until they have met their own personal goals.  During the initial prenatal consultation, we spend about 1.5 to 2 hours going over history, assessing risk factors and discussing techniques to optimize breastfeeding success.   If we meet a client prenatally, we often times help them in the hospital right after the baby is born and we develop a plan of care that is specific to the needs of each individual client.  If we are contacted after the delivery, and there are breastfeeding problems such as jaundice, supplementing, low milk supply, nipple pain/wounds or excessive weight loss, I meet the family in the office or at home.  After assessing a feeding, we weigh baby before and after to determine amount of milk the baby is able to transfer.  As well as doing a physical assessment of mom and baby, we formulate a plan that is tailored to each dyad (mom/baby/family’s needs).

Since

Autumn has started the journey to be an IBCLC, she has had the honor of working with many individuals to help reach their breastfeeding goals.  She has extensive experience working with multiples, mother’s with low milk supply, induced lactation, breast surgeries, breast abscess, cleft palate and other congenital malformations.  She is specially trained in functional assessments of structural issues, and has been TOTs Specialty Trained to identify signs and symptoms, and refer infants with Tethered Oral Tissues.  She specialize in babies with oral restrictions (commonly referred to as tongue and lip ties).  Working often with a team approach to care, she works with many members of the healthcare community (with family’s understanding and proper signed legal approval). We as a team, often coordinate with Pediatricians, Obstetricians (OBGYN), Speech Language Pathologists, Occupational and Physical Therapists, Pediatric Dentists, Body Workers, Pediatric Chiropractors, Lymphatic Breast Massage Therapists, Doulas, Midwives and even some Holistic Practitioners- depending on the needs/requests and medical beliefs of each specific client.

What to bring to your appointment:

If you are coming to our office, there are a few things that you may want to bring in order to optimize our time together. These items include: Pump and pump parts, nipple shields if you have them, as well as bottles. We have breastfeeding pillows, and tools to help aid in your breastfeeding success. Please do not bring your stroller in for your appointment. Car seats are perfect, and let us know when you arrive and we will come out and walk you in and carry your belongings! We also have toys for siblings to keep distracted and bottled water if you get thirsty.

Speak to a Lactation Consultant Now – 702-764-9290