SUPPORT

CLASSES, SUPPORT GROUPS AND PRENATAL CONSULTS

 

Breastfeeding Support Group

Bringing a new life into the word is amazing but not everything with that comes easily and no new parent should feel alone in the journey. This group is facilitated by our Jodie our International Board Certified Lactation Consultant and Registered Nurse. Get support, meet other moms and get the help you need from our Lactation Consultant.

Topics and Support include breastfeeding, latching, pumping, return to work, sleep and well-being.

Breastfeeding Class

This class covers everything breastfeeding, from getting off to a great start, pumping and back to work, nursing in the first hours and days through year(s) of life. This class is offered by Jodie our International Board Certified Lactation Consultant and Registered Nurse. This is a great class for expectant parents to take to prepare for the most important part of caring for the newborn, Breastfeeding. Jodie provides evidence based information and has had years of experience working with birth and breastfeeding.

 
 
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Prenatal Lactation Consults

Not interested in group class? Need privacy for questions or concerns? Do you have a health history that could lead to milk supply or breastfeeding concerns? Schedule a Prenatal Lactation Consult. These consults can be done over the phone, in office or on zoom with Jodie our International Board Certified Lactation Consultant and Registered Nurse.

Who may benefit from Prenatal Lactation Consultation or Prenatal Breastfeeding Classes?

Many women would likely have easier breastfeeding experiences if they took steps to prepare. Being prepared before birth can help families address problems before they arise and/or prepare for what may arise during the breastfeeding journey. Our prenatal breastfeeding class taught by our International Board Certified Lactation Consultant will help you prepare. If you have health history that could be related to breastfeeding issues or milk production concerns, please see our list below. We offer Prenatal Lactation Consults in addition to our class. The consults are private and beneficial for families to help with personal needs and breastfeeding goals.

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How do I know if I may need a Breastfeeding (Lactation) Consult prior to the birth of my baby?
The following list below covers some of the things that may put a mother at risk for breastfeeding concerns. Keep in mind not everyone with these risk factors will experience breastfeeding concerns. Please see the list of risk factors below:
 

  • Hypoplastic Breasts or Insufficient glandular tissue

  • Difficulty breastfeeding in the past

  • Planning to induce lactation

  • Any breast/nipple surgery

  • History of breast cancer

  • Experiencing a high-risk pregnancy

  • Infertility concerns, IVF or medications to conceive

  • Being a first-time mother over the age of 40

  • Having inverted or flat nipples.

  • Having had any breast surgery or nipple surgery. Examples- cosmetic breast surgery, lumpectomy, mastectomy or radiation treatment to the breast

  • Having experienced breastfeeding difficulties with another baby

  • History of Endocrine disorders

  • Diabetes, type I, type II or gestational

  • Having a planned NICU stay following birth, if baby is born early, premature

For help after your baby is born with breastfeeding please refer to our Breastfeeding resource list for information on Lactation Consults and join us for our Breastfeeding support group. This information is provided by Cal Med Hawaii as a Resource tool only. Information should be used at the discretion of the individual. If you need help choosing a breast pump please reach out to us and we can help.

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BREASTFEEDING CLASSES

 

This class is offered by Jodie; our International Board Certified Lactation Consultant and Registered Nurse. This is a great class for expectant parents to take to prepare for the most important part of caring for the newborn, Breastfeeding. Jodie provides evidence-based information and has had years of experience working with birth and breastfeeding... READ MORE >

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PRENATAL LACTATION CONSULTS

 

Not interested in group class? Need privacy for questions or concerns? Do you have a health history that could lead to milk supply or breastfeeding concerns? Schedule a Prenatal Lactation Consult. These consults can be done over the phone, in office or on zoom with Jodie... READ MORE >

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BREASTFEEDING SUPPORT GROUP

 

Bringing a new life into the word is amazing but not everything with that comes easily and no new parent should feel alone in the journey. This group is facilitated by Jodie (IBCLC, RN). Get support, meet other moms and get the help you need from our Lactation Consultant... READ MORE >

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In-Person Limited

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For help after your baby is born with breastfeeding please refer to our Breastfeeding resource list for information on Lactation Consults and join us for our Breastfeeding support group. This information is provided by Cal Med Hawaii as a Resource tool only. Information should be used at the discretion of the individual. If you need help choosing a breast pump please reach out to us and we can help.

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LACTATION RESOURCES

Breastfeeding & Pumping

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BEST START
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MAINTENANCE
BEST PRACTICES
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KNOW YOUR SIZE
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NATIONAL
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BACK TO WORK
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