1. to nurture, 2. to promote growth, 3. to sustain with nutriment, 4. to supply with what is necessary, 5. to cherish, foster, keep alive, 6. to strengthen, build up, promote
PHILOSOPHY OF CARE
Babies are born with an instinctual motivation to feed.
Yet despite this, there can be SO MANY barriers to successful infant feeding. ...situational barriers, anatomical barriers, lack of support and information....
And it can be hard.
But it can also be beautiful, and enjoyable, and rewarding.
Seeking help if you or your baby are having difficulties with feeding is so important.
Establishing a relationship with a knowledgeable professional can be a critical step in your journey to reach your feeding goals- whatever they may be.
If you are struggling with breastfeeding, with pumping, or with bottle feeding, I can help you.
A tree is just as much nourished and grounded by its roots, as it its roots are nourished and grounded by it- much like a parent and child that grow from one another.
WHY SEE AN IBCLC?
IBCLC stands for International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. IBCLC is the highest designation of lactation support that an individual can receive. IBCLC certification requires extensive academic education and hundreds of hours of hands on experience. IBCLCs work as integral members of the healthcare team, offering comprehensive assessments, detailed plans of care, experience backed referrals, diligent follow up care, whole-hearted encouragement, and genuine emotional support. IBCLCs work with breastfeeding, chestfeeding, breast milk feeding, and formula feeding families.
By choosing to see an IBCLC for your infant feeding needs you can be assured that you are working with an insightful professional with a genuine desire to help you reach your goals, and the knowledge and tools to do so.