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Tulsa Breastfeeding / Lactation Education & Support

Classes, In-Home & In-Office Support

"Breastfeeding is far more than just a way to feed your baby. It's the way you're naturally designed to begin your mothering experience." -The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding


Breastfeeding 101 Group Class
Breastfeeding is the healthiest and most natural way to feed your baby. So, it should come naturally... right?

Sometimes...

Consider this

Running is a healthy and natural way to exercise but that doesn't make it easy! Training, tips, tricks and preparation is needed for success.

Same is true for setting yourself up for a comfortable and enjoyable breastfeeding experience where Mama is happy and baby is thriving on human milk.
Private Prenatal Education
Do you and/or your partner have a demanding work schedule? Not crazy about a group learning environment? Prefer dedicated 1:1 attention and instruction?

A private session is for you!
Private Family Lactation Education
Are you the first in your immediate family to want to breastfeed?
Do you want to make sure your support system is all on the same page with evidence-based lactation education?

This is an opportunity for anyone and everyone who will be apart of your postpartum period to get basic lactation education, have the opportunity to ask questions, and learn how to best support YOU and your commitment to breastfeeding.
1:1 Hands-On Lactation Counseling
Is breastfeeding painful or uncomfortable? Not sure if baby is getting enough? Thought things were going well and caught off guard with your care provider's comments about slow weight gain? Confused by all the conflicting information being thrown at you from your Mom/Mother-In-Law/Grandmother/Friends/a meme that keeps popping on on your FaceBook feed?

I come to you! l meet you at either your home or birthing location and offer hands-on support.

Options & Investment

I want to be prepared!

2hr Group Class $45 per pair

2hr Private Prenatal Session $75

Preparation + Planning Ahead

2hr Group Class + 90 min Postpartum Consult $120

2hr Private Prenatal Session + 90 min Postpartum Consult $150

Preparation + Extra Support

2hr Group Class + (2) 90 min Postpartum Consults $195

2hr Private Prenatal Session + (2) 90 min Postpartum Consults $150

Breastfeeding 101 Group Class

In a relaxed, casual environment you and your partner will learn:

How hormones control the making and releasing of milk

Newborn instincts, reflexes and behaviors; including the 9 stages all babies go through in the first hour after birth

How to achieve a "good latch" and why a proper latch it vital to breastfeeding success

Common challenges will be addressed along with concrete solutions

You will become familiar with what to expect in the days, weeks and months following birth

Pumping- when, why and how

The lost art of hand expression- how to do it and why

This isn't 'just' a breastfeeding class. You will also learn about newborn instincts and behavior and how it all ties together. We will also cover how your partner can be an active participant in the breastfeeding journey and bond with baby.

Private Prenatal Education

Will this be your 1st baby to breastfeed?

You and your partner will learn:
How hormones control the making and releasing of milk
Newborn instincts, reflexes and behaviors; including the 9 stages all babies go through in the first hour after birth
How to achieve a "good latch" and why a proper latch it vital to breastfeeding success
Common challenges will be addressed along with concrete solutions
You will become familiar with what to expect in the days, weeks and months following birth
Pumping- when, why and how
The lost art of hand expression- how to do it and why

Not your first go-around?

Have you experienced breastfeeding challenges in the past? Did you stop breastfeeding before your goal? Supplement with formula? Experience pain? Supply issues?

We will go over your previous experience(s) and identify possible root causes for common breastfeeding challenges/causes for stopping breastfeeding early and/or supplementing with formula.
We will pinpoint what worked, what didn't and how to best prepare for a new breastfeeding experience.
Your baseline understanding of the fundamental aspects of breastfeeding will be a starting point. Gaps will be filled and common misunderstandings explained.

Questions and concerns will be addressed as well as any anxieties or fears that you and your partner may have. This is especially important if your previous experience(s) were painful, stressful, traumatic and/or difficult.
You and your partner will gain a solid understanding of hormones, latch, positioning and what a thriving breastfeeding relationship looks like while creating a plan for success.

Private Family Lactation Education

Mom, Dad, Grandma, Grandpa, Mother-in-law, Father-in-law, Sisters, Aunt... anyone who will be apart of your postpartum support system, gather them up!

You and your loved ones will:

Learn how to get breastfeeding off to a great start

Have a basic understanding of what is needed to foster and maintain a healthy milk supply

Learn how to watch for and identify infant feeding cues

Proper latch and positioning techniques

Be able to voice concerns, ask questions, get clarification and most importantly be able to come together with the goal of understanding your wants, needs and goals when it comes to your breastfeeding journey.

1:1 Hands-On Lactation Counseling

First we will chat on the phone about what's going on and I'll collect some information from you. In most cases I can see you same day. If this can not be achieved I will help you troubleshoot and offer suggestions to get you by until I am able to see you, within 24 hours.

During your lactation consult I will:

Take a pre & post feed weight (if desired) to get an idea of milk transfer.

Observe a feeding at the breast. Evaluate and assess latch, positioning and baby's suck/swallow/breathe pattern. I will offer suggestions for deeper attachment and positioning while educating you on how to interpret baby's behavior at the breast.

I will provide you will a personalized care plan based on your unique circumstances and goals.

I will follow up with you the following day to check in on what's working and what's not and help trouble shoot over the phone. Summer Special $75 for up to 90 minutes of 1:1 support.

Meet your lactation specialist

Amy Walton, CLC