Call or Text: 703-868-9466
Email: amber@motheringthemom.com

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

… breastfeeding has been great and I look forward to breastfeeding my next child!

“I'd always wanted to breastfeed, since I was young. I thought it would be easier than it was. You helped me feel very comfortable, you showed me how to breastfeed, told me what I needed to know, and had the enthusiasm I needed to get over my discouragement. If I hadn't talked to you, I would have given up. As a result, breastfeeding has been great and I look forward to breastfeeding my next child!”

Shauna S., Laurel, M.D.

2015-11-19T09:32:18+00:00

Shauna S., Laurel, M.D.

“I'd always wanted to breastfeed, since I was young. I thought it would be easier than it was. You helped me feel very comfortable, you showed me how to breastfeed, told me what I needed to know, and had the enthusiasm I needed to get over my discouragement. If I hadn't talked to you, I would have given up. As a result, breastfeeding has been great and I look forward to breastfeeding my next child!”

… nursing is now something my baby and I love

“Amber offered invaluable breastfeeding support, advice, and encouragement through a painful infection. I was so discouraged that I thought about quitting, but because of Amber's patient assistance, nursing is now something my baby and I love.”

Tiana P., Herndon, VA

2015-11-19T09:31:46+00:00

Tiana P., Herndon, VA

“Amber offered invaluable breastfeeding support, advice, and encouragement through a painful infection. I was so discouraged that I thought about quitting, but because of Amber's patient assistance, nursing is now something my baby and I love.”

Thank you for your wonderful support and patience.

“Without you we would have probably gone crazy or simply quit trying to breastfeed.”

Luisa O., Arlington, VA

2015-11-19T09:36:53+00:00

Luisa O., Arlington, VA

“Without you we would have probably gone crazy or simply quit trying to breastfeed.”

It means the world to me and we could not have done it without you.

"Thank you so much for giving me a beautiful breastfeeding relationship with my daughter. It means the world to me and we could not have done it without you."

Raisa D., Herndon, VA

2016-10-04T08:44:25+00:00

Raisa D., Herndon, VA

"Thank you so much for giving me a beautiful breastfeeding relationship with my daughter. It means the world to me and we could not have done it without you."

The consult and phone sessions… were invaluable

“Without (you), I would have been lost. The consult and phone sessions... were invaluable. They have made my breastfeeding experience so much more enjoyable and really helped me along the path when I had concerns, pains etc.”

Alexis G., Washington, D.C.

2015-11-19T09:35:14+00:00

Alexis G., Washington, D.C.

“Without (you), I would have been lost. The consult and phone sessions... were invaluable. They have made my breastfeeding experience so much more enjoyable and really helped me along the path when I had concerns, pains etc.”

Things are much better with breastfeeding!

“Thank you so very much for helping me to work on our latch issues and talking me through the rough and painful days of engorgement.  You are so good at what you do--so caring, comforting, and knowledgeable.  We appreciate what you did for us so very much!  Things are much better with breastfeeding!”

Marisa K., Washington D.C.

2015-11-19T09:37:23+00:00

Marisa K., Washington D.C.

“Thank you so very much for helping me to work on our latch issues and talking me through the rough and painful days of engorgement.  You are so good at what you do--so caring, comforting, and knowledgeable.  We appreciate what you did for us so very much!  Things are much better with breastfeeding!”

11 months later we are going strong!

“Amber was amazing. I experienced tremendous damage early in the process and she sat with me and listened to me cry about how difficult it all was. She worked with us and saved my nursing experience. 11 months later we are going strong!”

Melina Y., Washington D.C.

2015-11-19T09:29:53+00:00

Melina Y., Washington D.C.

“Amber was amazing. I experienced tremendous damage early in the process and she sat with me and listened to me cry about how difficult it all was. She worked with us and saved my nursing experience. 11 months later we are going strong!”

You gave me such confidence!

"You gave me such confidence!"

Stef A., Arlington, VA

2015-11-19T09:34:08+00:00

Stef A., Arlington, VA

"You gave me such confidence!"

Breastfeeding has (now) become so natural for both of us

“Thank you for all of your help.  T. is now 13 weeks and doing wonderful.  Breastfeeding has become so natural for both of us, and I know our success was because of your guidance.  Thank you for doing what you do!”

Kellyn H, Washington D.C.

2015-11-19T09:38:00+00:00

Kellyn H, Washington D.C.

“Thank you for all of your help.  T. is now 13 weeks and doing wonderful.  Breastfeeding has become so natural for both of us, and I know our success was because of your guidance.  Thank you for doing what you do!”

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.

2015-11-19T09:29:27+00:00

Julie H., Washington D.C.

“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!”

Both twins are [now] exclusively breastfeeding quickly and effectively

“L. and I want to thank you for showing us the way—you are truly wonderful! We can't thank you enough... We're so grateful. I hope other families know how lucky they are when you arrive at their door! We're all doing great. Both twins are [now] exclusively breastfeeding quickly and effectively. It's working!”

Katja Z., Washington D.C.

2015-11-19T09:33:41+00:00

Katja Z., Washington D.C.

“L. and I want to thank you for showing us the way—you are truly wonderful! We can't thank you enough... We're so grateful. I hope other families know how lucky they are when you arrive at their door! We're all doing great. Both twins are [now] exclusively breastfeeding quickly and effectively. It's working!”

Seven months later, he is a chunky and happy little fellow, and still an “enthusiastic nurser”

"Thank you for the support that you gave to me and S. during our early weeks together.  Your wise advice, coupled with your calm and compassionate style, really helped us work out the kinks with breastfeeding.  Seven months later, he is a chunky and happy little fellow, and still an "enthusiastic nurser".  Thank you for giving us a great start!"

Ann W., Washington D.C.

2015-11-19T09:35:59+00:00

Ann W., Washington D.C.

"Thank you for the support that you gave to me and S. during our early weeks together.  Your wise advice, coupled with your calm and compassionate style, really helped us work out the kinks with breastfeeding.  Seven months later, he is a chunky and happy little fellow, and still an "enthusiastic nurser".  Thank you for giving us a great start!"

My baby is now gaining weight, feeding well and my milk supply is great

“Amber did an amazing job of supporting me and giving me information to help me have a successful breastfeeding relationship with my baby. My baby had a bad latch and my milk was not coming in on time. Without Amber's help, I would not have been able to continue breastfeeding. She was professional and supportive and kept my hopes up that things would improve. My baby is now gaining weight, feeding well and my milk supply is great.”

Racquel A., Arlington, VA

2015-11-19T09:31:08+00:00

Racquel A., Arlington, VA

“Amber did an amazing job of supporting me and giving me information to help me have a successful breastfeeding relationship with my baby. My baby had a bad latch and my milk was not coming in on time. Without Amber's help, I would not have been able to continue breastfeeding. She was professional and supportive and kept my hopes up that things would improve. My baby is now gaining weight, feeding well and my milk supply is great.”

I feel much more empowered

“This was one of the most helpful things I've done. I feel much more empowered.”

E.L., Washington D.C.

2015-11-19T09:32:49+00:00

E.L., Washington D.C.

“This was one of the most helpful things I've done. I feel much more empowered.”

We’ve now achieved our goal of exclusive breastfeeding

“Amber was really the best thing to happen to our family after a difficult pregnancy and birth.  We really thought breastfeeding would come easy, and when it didn't, we were devastated.  Amber worked with us weekly for several weeks to help our baby learn to nurse and to help us support her while she learned.  We've now achieved our goal of exclusive breastfeeding and it would not have been possible without Amber's support."

Mary.C., Washington D.C.

2015-11-19T09:30:32+00:00

Mary.C., Washington D.C.

“Amber was really the best thing to happen to our family after a difficult pregnancy and birth.  We really thought breastfeeding would come easy, and when it didn't, we were devastated.  Amber worked with us weekly for several weeks to help our baby learn to nurse and to help us support her while she learned.  We've now achieved our goal of exclusive breastfeeding and it would not have been possible without Amber's support."