Preparing for Your Consultation
A breastfeeding consultation typically lasts 60-90 minutes.
During our consultation, we will listen carefully to your concerns, your needs, and your goals. We will listen as you describe you and your baby's history together. We will weigh your baby, observe a feeding, offer techniques and strategies to help you move toward your goals, address your concerns, answer all your questions, and offer continuing support in the days and weeks following.
One of the most important parts of the consultation is the opportunity we have to observe your baby feed. Offering your baby a top-off feed 90 minutes before the consultation can help facilitate this.
You are welcome to include anyone you would like in the consultation, especially those helping with feeds (whether that is dad, partner, grandma, sister, friend). It can be helpful to gather any tools you may use while feeding (shield, pump and pump parts, supplements) so they are close at hand.
Since we will be in the comfort and privacy of your own home, no other preparation is necessary. We look forward to meeting you and your new little one!
Breastfeeding has (now) become so natural for both of us
Kellyn H, Washington D.C.
We’ve now achieved our goal of exclusive breastfeeding
Mary.C., Washington D.C.
You gave me such confidence!
Stef A., Arlington, VA
I found support, comfort, and a path forward the way I was happy with. I am still so thankful that Amber was able to help me.
“I was at my wits end when I visited you with my second child who was not latching well last fall. I found support, comfort, and a path forward the way I was happy with. I am still so thankful that Amber was able to help me. She is the reason I didn't stop when my son was two weeks old and the reason I was able to breastfeed my son for over a year now 🙂 Thank you again!”
Julie H., Washington D.C.
… nursing is now something my baby and I love
Tiana P., Herndon, VA
Seven months later, he is a chunky and happy little fellow, and still an “enthusiastic nurser”
Ann W., Washington D.C.
Things are much better with breastfeeding!
Marisa K., Washington D.C.
It means the world to me and we could not have done it without you.
Raisa D., Herndon, VA
My baby is now gaining weight, feeding well and my milk supply is great
Racquel A., Arlington, VA
Thank you for your wonderful support and patience.
Luisa O., Arlington, VA
The consult and phone sessions… were invaluable
Alexis G., Washington, D.C.
I feel much more empowered
E.L., Washington D.C.
11 months later we are going strong!
Melina Y., Washington D.C.
Both twins are [now] exclusively breastfeeding quickly and effectively
Katja Z., Washington D.C.
… breastfeeding has been great and I look forward to breastfeeding my next child!
Shauna S., Laurel, M.D.