Secure connection to expert lactation support, right in the comfort of your home. What’s included in a virtual lactation consultation? We begin each virtual lactation consult by reviewing your and your baby’s health history information, discussing your questions, challenges and goals, and determining the top priorities to cover during our time together. Depending on complexity, we can typically cover two or three topics or goals within each consult. Bodyfeeding and bottle-feeding related consults will typically include a visual assessment and observation of a feeding. Guidance and education about infant cues and reflexes, positioning, latch, bottle-feeding strategies, as well as demonstration …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