Lactation & Breastfeeding Support
DEDICATED DOULAS FOR LACTATION JOURNEYS
Our lactation counselors and consultants support breastfeeding individuals at any time during the breastfeeding/lactation journey, but most frequently in the early days and weeks following the baby’s birth. We support new parents and babies in optimizing the feeding experience. We provide reassurance and perspective to you and your partner, make suggestions for infant feeding and sleeping, and offer new-parent support and community referrals.
We can provide a physical assessment of your breasts and an assessment of how your baby breastfeeds (including, by lactation consultants only, an examination of his/her mouth and tongue), provide instruction the use of breastfeeding aids and equipment, and offer helpful hints and other educational information to help you breastfeed and/or express breast milk.
Lactation Support Bookings
DEDICATED DOULAS FOR LACTATION SUPPORT
Family Ways LLC offers multiple avenues for breastfeeding/lactation support. Our team includes both International Board-Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLCs) and Certified Lactation Counselors (CLCs). Our CLCs and IBCLCs have trained and are certified as breastfeeding and lactation specialists. We are independent and self employed; we work for you and not for your physician or hospital.
Lactation/breastfeeding support can be provided in our office in Rockville, MD; we can also provide services in the comfort and privacy of your home in the greater Washington DC area for an additional fee. Let us help you bring healing, harmony, connection and empowerment to your breastfeeding/lactation journey!