Breastfeeding

Postpartum Doula

New mom. New baby. New experiences. Learning proper latch techniques is vital to the basis of your breastfeeding process. Babies may face some challenges in learning how to breastfeed soon after being born. We’ve taken care of so many mothers through challenges like sore nipples and fussiness. Get our expert doulas’ guidance when you need it, where you need it, and become an expert on your baby’s breastfeeding habits!

Most women give up breastfeeding within the first 2 weeks because they lacked proper support. That’s where we come in. We make sure that the mothers we help are able to support their babies through many changes and growth spurts.With proper education on breastfeeding, a new mother can address her baby’s lack of weight gain, painful latching, exhaustion, and fear they are not producing enough milk. We can assess a nursing session, provided before and after feeding weights, to ensure proper transfer, assistance with latch, a plan of care, and any necessary follow-ups. Lactation sessions are usually reimbursable by insurance companies.

Many mothers we’ve helped say that one of the greatest advantages to breastfeeding is having a convenient, built-in ability to calm their babies. Breastfeeding is the best way to immediately soothe babies who may be overwhelmed by the world around them. Properly breastfed babies also have stronger bones, fewer ear infections, fewer incidences of pneumonia, lower risk of asthma, lower risk of SIDS, and lower risk of cancer.

A doula can make the difference between anxiety and peace, comfort and discomfort, sleep and deprivation and more during those first few weeks at home with a newborn.

A doula’s role is to ease and support a smooth and healthy postpartum transition from pregnancy and birth to parenthood. With an experienced and sympathetic ear to your questions, concerns and feelings, your doula provides a non-judgmental, comforting, and calming presence.

She guides, informs, and empowers you and your family, enabling and encouraging you to focus your energy on your new baby, while validating your intuitive ability to be a nurturing, confident and competent parent.

When the mother is well cared for, the whole family benefits. Your doula individually responds to the needs of you and your family, helping to shape a memorable, joyful, and positive postpartum experience.

Sibling & Newborn care     |    Integrating babies into family life   |   Nursery organization   |   Errands & Grocery shopping   |   Household assistance & light housekeeping   |   Transition into parenthood   |   Emotional  & Physical health support   |   Birth recovery (cesarean, vaginal, premature)   |   Bonding with your baby/babies   |   Breastfeeding and/or bottle feeding support   |   Bathing & diapering   |   Babywearing   |   Soothing & Communication  |   Sleep strategies . . . and TIME TO SLEEP   |   Resources and/or referrals

Our education and consultation services are listed below:

BREASTFEEDING

Initial Visit (60-90 mins)

  • In-Home $100    |    Skype $50

Additional Visits (60 mins)

  • In-Home $65/hr   |    Skype $50

POSTPARTUM DOULA

In-Home Visits

  • Overnight Baby Care and Night Nursing  $40/hr (minimum 6 hours)
  • Day Support $65/hr (minimum 3 hours)

Services are offered within southern Worcester County. Please contact us for location accommodations.