This two hour session focuses on a new parent and her baby's breastfeeding experience to ensure all is well. This session can be held either in the comfort of your home or during your hospital stay.
Understand quantity of colostrum your baby will need in the first 24-48 hours
Know about normal weight loss and factors that affect it
Support your baby to self attach
Practice 'biological nurturing' position
Assess correct latch
Identify good drinking
Learn how to use syringe, finger or cup feed, if supplementation is needed
Offered by Debra
10% discount for all Doulas of Vancouver birth doula clients.
“I contacted Debra for support with breastfeeding for my son. She worked with us and within a couple of hours my baby was latching well. Debra explained different positions and provided additional online resources for after she left. By the time Debra left, baby and I were successfully breastfeeding. Debra continued to follow-up un-invasively on the days afterwards, which was unexpected but greatly appreciated.
I cannot speak highly enough of Debra and strongly recommend her.”
"Debra came to visit at the hospital and coached me through my struggles with breastfeeding. I was at my wit’s end and she gave me practical tips and gentle guidance when I felt I couldn't breastfeed."
"Debra was a source of ongoing postpartum support – helping us deal with the challenges of having a newborn baby and challenges with breastfeeding. I truly believe that Debra’s assistance and encouragement helped me persevere and eventually thrive with breastfeeding."