Breast/Chest Feeding Support 

Dear Doula can empower, educate and support with breast/chest feeding during this new time of life. Dear Doula offers breastfeeding counseling during the first days, weeks and months after giving birth. The breastfeeding and postpartum period can be difficult for new families and support is available. 

Dear Doula offers support by:

  • providing education on breast structure and function 

  • maternal nutrition & different health components 

  • components of milk and milk supply 

  • building a supply, how to store milk

  • different latch tips, suggestions, positioning 

  • ages and stages of development as it relates to feedings 

  • introduce reflexes, rooting, sucking cues 

  • ages and stages of development 

  • common breastfeeding challenges

  • returning to work and pumping/bottle feeding 

  • evidenced-based resources available 

Breastfeeding Support Includes: 

  • Private in-home/phone consultation

  • Assess/evaluate feeding needs

  • Provide education/tips/referrals

  • Help with latching

  • Different breastfeeding positions

  • Referrals for local breastfeeding support

  • Access to evidence-based resources and materials

  • Continuous support from Dear Doula

"There's so much pressure on women now to succeed at breastfeeding, and yet there's so little given information in order to allow them to successfully breastfeed."
(Mothering the New Mother Book)