Breastfeeding is one of the most natural and beneficial
acts a mother can do for her child. Dramatic health
benefits have been proven to pass from mother to child
through breast milk. From antibodies which protect an
infant at birth...to the exclusive nutrients in mother's
milk which have been shown to prevent a number of
childhood diseases...the benefits are incalculable.
There is no other single action by which a mother can so
impact the present and future health of her baby.
Nourishing your baby is an intimate matter, but it can
be a tricky one to approach alone. Whether it's your
first baby or your fourth, I can help you achieve the
breastfeeding experience you want.
I am a
Certified Lactation Specialist based in Elon and I
provide in-home breastfeeding support to nursing moms in
the Triad area, including Alamance & Guilford counties.
Following a free 15 minute phone consultation, I will
visit you at home and help you to create the bond
between you and your child that you will both always
remember for the rest of your lives. My fee to visit you
at home is $75 and includes up to 90 minutes of breastfeeding
support. and $55/hr afterward.
addition, I also offer ONLINE consultations. If you have
a laptop with a webcam, we can meet online via Skype. My
fee for a Skype consultation is $25 for 30 minutes.
Perfect nutrition for your baby:
is not a more perfect food for your baby than your
breast milk. Breast milk contains just the right balance
of proteins, fats, vitamins and carbohydrates to help
your baby grow into a healthy child.
also protects against illness and infection, lessens the
chance of your child becoming overweight and helps
establish a close emotional bond between you and your
why the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends babies
drink breast milk exclusively for the first six months
of life and for at least the first year as she begins to
eat solid food.
Breastfeeding is best because it:
Provides the best nutrition for your
baby. Breast milk contains live cells; it has
proteins, calcium and iron that your baby can more
easily digest than in formula or cow's milk. It also
has fats that are essential to your baby's brain,
nervous system and visual development, as well as
key vitamins (A, C, D, E and K).
Helps develop a close bond between
you and your baby. Scientists think the loving
interaction between a mother and her baby helps
newborns learn to socialize and decreases their risk
of despair and failure to thrive.
Decreases risk of your child becoming
overweight. One theory for this is that breastfed
infants may better control the amount of milk they
consume because they rely on internal hunger cues to
eat rather than external cues to finish eating.
Helps protect against illness and
disease. Breast milk contains antibodies that help
reduce the chance of common childhood illnesses,
such as diarrhea and ear infections. Breastfed
babies also have lower rates of diabetes, sudden
infant death syndrome, allergies and asthma when
compared with bottle-fed babies.
Is beneficial to moms. Breastfeeding
reduces your risk of breast and ovarian cancers.