Secure connection to expert lactation support, right in the comfort of your home. What’s different compared to an in-person lactation consultation? Philosophically, I’ve always been a fairly “hands-off” lactation consultant. I choose instead to empower parents to move their babies and bodies. This has long-lasting benefits compared to momentary hands-on support that doesn’t always transfer to being able to do it on your own. Since March, I have also completed advanced training on specific aspects of offering virtual lactation consultations. I coach my clients on any changes that need to be made to ensure an effective consult. With very few …Read More
Almost as soon as I became an IBCLC I began to receive emails and phone calls from aspiring IBCLCs asking about my experience and advice for their own journey toward the credential. In an effort to streamline the amount of time I spent on these emails, I sat down and wrote an email template so that I could address as much of the basics at once and not have to re-write it each time. I’m now happy to be able to share this information on the Sound Beginnings’ blog so that it’s more readily available for those who want some assistance in determining the steps and if it’s the right path for them…Read More
1. Explore prenatal education.
Consider taking a class and/or reading a book about breastfeeding/
Hello, I’m Joy MacTavish, MA, IBCLC, RLC, ICCE, an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, childbirth and newborn care educator, certified babywearing consultant, certified elimination communication coach, gentle sleep coach, and owner of Sound Beginnings. Welcoming someone into your home to assist your family during the vulnerabile postpartum period takes some amount of trust. That decision can be aided by knowing more about who you’re trusting. To that end, I wanted to share some of my history and what has drawn me to the role of a perinatal professional…Read More