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Lactation Support

JoAnna is a Certified Lactation Counselor and provides support and education for bodyfeeding parents throughout their feeding journey. She is also trained in Tethered Oral Tissues (TOTs) assessment. Services include:

  • Lactation support immediately after childbirth

  • Lactation education on topics such as: getting started, getting an optimal latch, feeding positions, the science behind milk production, how partners can support the bodyfeeding parent, setting up bodyfeeding stations in your home, and more!

  • Lactation consultation for parents facing feeding challenges such as pain during feeding, suspected tongue or lip ties, low supply, over supply, clogged ducts, mastitis recovery, and thrush recovery (Note: mastitis and thrush must be diagnosed by a medical professional)

  • Education on pumping: how to use your pump, when to start pumping, how often to pump, building a supply for return to work, maintaining supply after return to work, organizing your milk stash, and pumping challenges.

  • Assessment for Tethered Oral Tissues (tongue and lip ties) and referral to preferred release providers in the Washington, DC metropolitan area.

  • Support and education for supplementation and weaning.

Consultation rate: $200, for up to 3 hours of private, in-home education and support tailored to your needs and specific concerns. NOTE: lactation support and education is included at no additional cost for NCS contract clients!