Tulsa Breastfeeding / Lactation Education & Support

Group & Private Classes, In-Home & In-Office Support

"My daughter was struggling to gain weight and her doctor mentioned "failure to thrive", Amy was there to support us both. I was an emotional wreck and she loved me through it. Which I needed so much at that time. She was gentle and caring. She provided me with the skills and tools I needed to help my baby and my supply. We still have work to do but my baby is now on track. I cannot recommend Amy enough. She saved my breastfeeding relationship and I am forever grateful." Nikki P.


Breastfeeding / Lactation | Prenatal | 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 long term success.

Same is true for setting yourself up for a comfortable and enjoyable breastfeeding experience where Mama is happy and baby is thriving on your 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!
Breastfeeding / Lactation |Postpartum| Group Class
This session is for parents who are experiencing breastfeeding challenges/needing lactation support and information in the early weeks following birth..

Is your new breastfeeding experience challenging/ painful/ uncomfortable/ stressful? This session is for you!

Bring your baby and your support person!
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


*A SuperBill will be provided upon request to submit for reimbursement from insurance. HSA cards also accepted.*

Preparation + Extra Support

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

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

Breastfeeding / Lactation | Prenatal | 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 is 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.

Who is this class for? Anyone who is planning/wanting to breastfeed their baby, anyone who is considering breastfeeding their baby but heard it's super difficult and painful and anyone who will be supporting a breastfeeding family.

When should you attend? Anytime in pregnancy is fine but 3rd trimester is ideal so that the information is fresh in your mind.

DISCLAIMER: This is an interactive setting. I will not be talking AT you! Dialogue and questions are encouraged! And there may or may not be technicolor fabric boobs involved :)


For a full listing of upcoming Expectant Parent classes, visit our Events Page on FaceBook.

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.

Breastfeeding / Lactation |Postpartum| Group Class

Is your new breastfeeding experience challenging?

Do you have sore/cracked nipples?

Are you having difficulty getting baby to latch?

Were you handed a nipple shield at the hospital?

Did you take a hospital breastfeeding class?

Did you assume that since breastfeeding is natural that it would come naturally for you & your baby and it hasn't?

Are you wanting to ensure that you are setting a solid foundation for a satisfying nursing journey with a goal of nursing beyond 6 months?

If you answered "YES!" to any of the questions above-- this class is for you!

I use the word "class" loosely. I will present information that will connect with all learning styles (written, verbal, video and lots of visual aids) but the floor will always be open for questions & discussion.

What information will be covered?

-Basic lactation including how you make milk and how to make MORE milk

-Latch & Positioning

Basic infant oral anatomy

Pumping, Storing & Giving your expressed milk

At the end of the session (or during if baby is showing hunger cues!), I will offer hands on guidance and assessment of latch and offer suggestions to optimize hormonal stimulation, comfort and milk transfer.


For a full listing of upcoming New Parent classes, visit our Events Page on FaceBook.

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 the 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, typically within 24 hours.

You will be emailed an electronic intake-questionnaire. Complete this before our visit so that our time together can be focused on education & support, not paperwork.

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 next day to check in on what's working and what's not and help trouble shoot over the phone.

 

 

About Amy

I am a breastfeeding Mama to an amazing 3.5 year old. My daughter, Kaylen, and I have been on a long journey together. You can read about it here, here & here. My unique combination of personal breastfeeding experience, personal self-lactation management study and professional training and certifications well equip me to serve mothers & babies with an empathetic heart and intuitive assessment skills. I would be honored to help you meet your breastfeeding goals. 

2015

Becoming Baby-Friendly in Oklahoma Annual Summit

Reducing Racial and Ethical Inequalities in Breastfeeding Conference

Healthy Children Project Lactation Counselor Training & Exams Completed  November 9-13

Officially Certified as a CLC through the Healthy Children Project Center for Breastfeeding December 

 The Academy of Lactation Policy and Practice ALLPID: 237149 

Begin Professional Mentorship under IBCLC

 

2016

Under IBCLC Mentorship - Begin shadowing local IBCLC home visits

Reducing Racial and Ethical Inequalities in Breastfeeding Conference Feb 11

Becoming Baby-Friendly in Oklahoma Annual Summit Feb 12

Completed Passion for Birth Childbirth/Breastfeeding Educator Training thru Lamaze May 20

Completed WIC Lactation Management Training June 12-16

2017

Under IBCLC Mentorship - Case Studies

Accepted into BreastfeedingUSA's Breastfeeding Counselor Candidacy Training Program (Current)

Becoming Baby-Friendly in Oklahoma Annual Summit Feb 24

Dr. Ghaeri 'A Modern Approach to Infant Tongue-Tie and Lip-Tie' April 7

Completed Maternal and Infant Assessment for Breastfeeding and Human Lactation Advanced CLC Training Aug 8-10 

BCEP: Breastfeeding: A Continuing Education Program - Train the Trainer Course

Professional Member United States Lactation Consultant Association (USLCA)