Modern Lactation Consultant Services to Help You Enjoy Your Preferred Lifestyle while Breastfeeding or Pumping Precious Breastmilk for Your Child
The benefits of breastfeeding for both baby and mother are aplenty. However, not many new parents realized just how hard breastfeeding OR expressing milk 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.
Why Consider Breastfeeding Support Services?
Regulating Your Supply
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 mental stress. Let our Baby Planner explain how to regulate your milk supply through nursing or pumping, 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.
Saving Time and Money
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). Lactation consultants in hospitals may have varying experiences and biases, while private lactation consultants are expensive. Yet, many may not be familiar with pumping techniques nor new useful accessories. Our Baby Planner’s tips and hacks can thus save you lots of time, heartache and money!
Preventing Pain and Sickness
Not many people share that breastfeeding can be a painful experience, but it can be. Our Baby Planner will share tips on how to:
- Reduce the chances of experiencing sore nipples
- Help bleeding nipples recover
- Reduce the chances of engorgement and lumps
- Deal with blocked ducts and lumps effectively in order to reduce the chances of getting mastitis
- Hand express effectively
Choosing Pumps and Accessories
Pumps and pump accessories are totally foreign objects to new parents, and every year new brands or accessories come out. However, few people teach you how to use them well. Our Baby Planner is familiar with many different brands of pumps, where to buy them, and will be able to share the pros and cons of each.
Many new mothers struggle babies refusing to latch again after being offered milk in a bottle, or babies refusing a bottle when they go back to work, or babies refusing a transition to frozen breastmilk or formula milk. Our Baby Planning Consultant can share tips and strategies which prevent such issues.
Managing a Freezer Stash
Learn to build up your breastmilk supply to be able to freeze some for a rainy day. Our Baby Planning Consultant can also share various space-saving and time-saving ways to manage your frozen breastmilk to ensure you can keep every precious drop in optimum freshness and rotate your frozen stash easily.
Alternatives to Hiring a Baby Planning Consultant for Lactation Support
While a 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.
A Baby Planner, 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.
How much does such Lactation Support Services Cost?
Our Baby Planning Services are bespoke, tailored according to your needs. It is largely a time-based service, so everything described on this page above could cost between $200-600, depending on how much support you prefer from us. Our philosophy is you should be able to save more than what you have spent by hiring us!
In all we do, Baby Planner SG respects your family's preferred choices
Our Baby Planning Consultant is especially experienced in both exclusive pumping and latching issues, and has struggled with and overcome both undersupply and oversupply issues. Read more about how she managed breastfeeding on our blog.
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