Inspired Birth and Families is a breastfeeding-friendly environment! We encourage breastfeeding at all our events. Our free 2nd Nine Months Tea is meant to be a place of support for all parenting issues, especially breastfeeding. At each tea we have our Lactation Specialist, Rebecca Servoss, available to help with common breastfeeding issues. We also have Breastfeeding Basics and Back-to-Work with Breastfeeding classes regularly. Some issues do require more in depth counseling and assistance. Please contact us for help if you encounter problems. Successful breastfeeding requires the right information at the right time, so please seek help!
Why Would I Benefit from a Lactation Specialist?
Our Lactation Specialist is also a Certified Lactation Educator and Postpartum Doula and can offer one on one counseling to a mother who is in need of guidance with breastfeeding. She is trained in breastfeeding support and knowledgeable about the physiology of the mother baby connection in breastfeeding. She is apt at recognizing problems that would need the expertise of a Board Certified Lactation Consultant.
With a Lactation Specialist, you do not meet in a hospital, but in the comforting environment of our space at Inspired. She will sit with you and discuss any challenges you may be having and provide help or referrals right away. Some mothers simply need a compassionate, well-informed caregiver who has the time to spend with her, and many “problems” with breastfeeding can be easily solved. The postpartum period and initiation of breastfeeding can be emotionally and physically challenging, and a visit with our skilled Lactation Specialist can really put your mind at ease and get breastfeeding off to a great start.