lactation support service
Breastfeeding Preparation Class
Practice and planning eases the transition from birth to breast! This preparation focuses on the actions that mothers can initiate prior to birth, and skills to assist with initial latching and successful breastfeeding. Support partners are highly encouraged to attend to acquire insight for caring for the breastfeeding couplet.
Review pump set up, breastfeeding basics. This consult prepares you for initial breastfeeding after birth and for the first week at home.
First Home Consultation
Birthing your baby is Done! Now refine the basic breastfeeding information to increase comfort, perfect latch, and manage supply. This consult averages a bit over 60 minutes.
Office Lactation Visits
This 60 minute consult addresses specific breastfeeding concerns.
Latch Checks/Flange Fit Checks
A brief 30 minutes session addressing latch and basic pump flange fit. Mothers are supported in improving a deep and effective latch and explore positioning options. Breastfeeding concerns other than latch and or flange fit are then referred to a full lactation consult.
About Our lactation Team
Jacqueline has been a DONA Birth Doula and Lamaze Childbirth Educator for well over 20 years. She has continued her growth in birth service by becoming a Trainer for both DONA Birth Doulas and for Lamaze Childbirth Educators. Jacqueline is the Coordinator for the Sentara Princess Anne Volunteer Doula Program and serves as the Labor and Delivery Lactation Nurse. Jacquline also holds her R.N. and is a International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC).
Ady is passionate about supporting breastfeeding moms and earned her Certificate in Lactation Educator/Counselor (CLEC) in 2015 from the University of California San Diego’s breastfeeding program. She is pursuing her master’s degree from Union Institute and University, majoring in Health and Wellness with a focus on Human Lactation Studies. She will graduate from the program and sit for the IBCLC certification exam in 2020 to become an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. She is also a student midwife at the Village Midwife, LLC and Birth Center and attends National College of Midwifery. Ady holds a bachelor’s degree in Public Health from the University of California, Irvine where she minored in Medical Anthropology and completed a certificate program in Gender Studies. She is also a trained birth doula through Childbirth International and a volunteer staff doula at Sentara Princess Anne Hospital. Ady looks forward to serving your family's lactation needs within her preceptorship with Jacqueline.