Breastfeeding Support Services

Modern Lactation Consultant Services

Enjoy your Preferred Lifestyle while Breastfeeding

The benefits of breastfeeding for both baby and mother are aplenty. However, not many new parents realized just how hard breastfeeding is. Contrary to popular belief, not many mothers find that breastfeeding “comes naturally”. It is entirely normal to struggle with various issues – baby not drinking enough, baby drinking irregularly, mummy in pain, mummy finding herself too tired to pump but struggling with guilt over it, new parents not finding enough time to deal with sterilizing bottle and pump parts multiple times a day, mastitis, THE LIST GOES ON.

Type of Lactation Consultant Services Offered

  1. Breastfeeding Readiness Support
    Best for expecting mums who want to be fully prepared to start their breastfeeding journey right immediately after they give birth.
  2. Lactation Consultant Experience
    Best for breastfeeding mums who want help with latching, pumping and/or supply issues
  3. Exclusive Pumping Support
    Best for mothers who would like to consider/have made the decision to exclusively pump breastmilk and want to do it more efficiently
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Best for expecting mums who want to be fully supported to start their breastfeeding journey right from Day 1 after they give birth

S$400 initial deposit includes:

  • Materials Provided

    • Understanding how breastfeeding works
    • Breastfeeding positions
    • How to get a deep latch
    • How to do perform hand expression
    • How to prevent engorgement, blocked ducts and/or cracked nipples

  • Up to 3 visits

    • Visits can be made to the hospital or your home anytime within the first 4 weeks after you give birth
    • Each visit will be up to 1 hour and should coincide with a latching and/or pumping session in order for Baby Planner SG to observe and/or walk through step-by-step:
      • How to get a deep latch
      • Flange sizing and other tips on how to use your pump and/or sterilizer efficiently
      • How to perform hand expressions to get rid of clogs and/or to check whether your breasts are fully empty
      • How to use a silicone milk collector effectively while latching baby to reduce time spent on pumping

  • Text support for up to 4 hours

    • Baby Planner SG will provide text support for up to 4 hours within the 4 weeks after you give birth to ensure you can get all the answers to any questions you have

Best for breastfeeding mums who are struggling with any latching, pumping and/or supply issues

S$300 initial deposit includes:

  • Materials Provided

    • How to manage or prevent engorgement or blocked ducts
    • How to manage or prevent cracked nipples
    • Understanding how breastfeeding works
    • How to get a deep latch
    • How to do perform hand expression
    • How to increase/maintain supply

  • Up to 2 visits

    • Visits can be made to any address in Singapore
    • Each visit will be up to 1 hour and should coincide with a latching and/or pumping session in order for Baby Planner SG to observe and/or go through any of the relevant topics, such as:
      • Your latching position and how to get a deep latch
      • How you massage your breasts before/after each pump session to ensure you are fully empty
      • Your flange fitting and pump settings
      • How to perform hand expressions effectively
      • Various techniques on how to get rid of clogs
      • Various techniques on how to manage pain

  • Text support for up to 4 hours

    • Baby Planner SG will provide text support for up to 4 hours beyond the visit(s) to ensure we get sufficient background to understand the key issue(s) you have and help you resolve them thoroughly

* Please note that our Baby Planners are still undergoing IBCLC Certification but are experienced with helping many mothers with breastfeeding and pumping issues

Nursing

You can choose to mix and match how much time you prefer Baby Planner SG to spend in face-to-face visit(s) with you to provide hands-on support or remote support via text.

Any additional time spent with you during any face-to-face sessions will be charged at S$25/30mins or part of thereof; any follow-up face-to-face sessions or support provided via text/calls will be charged at a rate of $50/hour or part of thereof.

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Free Resources: Lactation Support Group

Besides all the individualised support mentioned in the Lactation Consultant Services mentioned above, Baby Planner SG also offers unlimited community support at our Breastfeeding Support Facebook Group created specially for Singapore-based breastfeeding mothers.

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More Free Resources: Lactation Blog

Latest posts on breastfeeding and/or pumping:

The Ways Mothers and Fathers Say “I Love You”

By MinimalistMum | June 20, 2021

Fathers and Mothers express themselves differently, but they love their children and their family all the same. Here’s some different ways mothers say “I love you” to their babies:   Puts up with weight gain, dry skin, endless puking or hunger pangs, and more while carrying her baby   Spends 6 hours a day having…

How to get a deep latch

By MinimalistMum | March 21, 2021

The most important skill to learn when breastfeeding a baby is to ensure the baby gets a deep latch. But it’s often easier said than done. My favourite way of teaching this is the hamburger analogy. Huh?? Well, imagine you want to eat a very big and tall hamburger. And want to be able to…

Making Sense of How Much to Feed Your Newborn

By MinimalistMum | August 10, 2021

Your baby is usually born with stores of energy, and hence can survive without feeding for the first few days after birth. However a mother usually produces the ideal nourishment for her newborn immediately after giving birth, called colostrum. Colostrum is a yellow sticky liquid which is full of antibodies, vitamins and minerals, so it…

Beyond Lactation Consultant Services

Besides the 3 Types of Lactation Consultant Services described above, Baby Planner SG also offers the following areas of Breastfeeding Support. Please contact us or chat with us via the pop-up in the lower right corner to discuss more.

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Choosing Pumps and Accessories

Pumps may cost hundreds of dollars, and you might need multiple sets of accessories to save time as you pump in different places (eg. office, mother’s house, etc). However, they are totally foreign objects to new parents, and few people teach you how to use them well. Our Baby Planner is familiar with different pumps and will be able to share the pros and cons of each. More importantly, she will share many tips and hacks to save you time and money using what you already have!

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Mental and Emotional Support

Many new mothers are ill-advised that they need to spend a lot of time nursing or pumping many times a day, especially in the first 8-16 weeks post-partum. This is misleading and often causes new mothers unnecessary fatigue and negatively affects her mental health. Let our Baby Planner explain how to regulate your milk supply and get into a sustainable routine to ensure you can still get a reasonable amount of rest to sustain your mental and physical well-being.

Support and Validation

Ensuring Easier Transition

Many new mothers struggle nipple confusion (i.e. babies not latching well after being offered milk in a bottle or using a pacifier), or babies refusing to drink milk from a bottle/frozen milk after getting used to the comfort of nursing/freshly expressed breastmilk. Our Baby Planning Consultant can share tips and strategies which prevent such issues. She can also help you with maintaining your supply while dropping the number of pumps per day and/or weaning naturally.

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Alternatives to Hiring a Baby Planning Consultant for Lactation Support

While an IBCLC lactation consultant can provide a few pointers on latching positioning issues, and a postnatal massage lady might be able to help you massage engorgement lumps out from time to time, most new parents find it difficult to call on these specialists’ help continually through the intended breastfeeding journey.

Baby Planner SG, on the other hand, can journey with you for a longer period of time, possibly without increase in cost, by providing troubleshooting advice over text messaging or videos, or visiting your home to demonstrate different techniques as your needs evolve. For example, your baby’s size/weight increasing may require a change in latching or expressing technique; changing pump brands may not always mean you cannot use pump parts from what you are used to; you may have to deal with the onset of oversupply or undersupply as your lifestyle circumstances change, etc.

In all we do, Baby Planner SG respects your family's preferred choices

If any of the Lactation Consultant Services described above do not seem to really fit what you need or what you have in mind, please feel free to reach out to us and we can discuss more. Our services are bespoke and can always be customised to what you need.

Contact or chat with us via the pop-up in the lower right corner to find out more.