** Accepting new intakes, by physician, midwife, or nurse practitioner referral, for families prenatally and postpartum up to 6 weeks, until April 8th, 2019. Katie will be returning to full time on call midwifery mid-April and will not be accepting lactation referrals for the remainder of this year.**

Dear Colleagues,

I am excited to announce that I am offering breastfeeding consultation services in my capacity as a Registered Midwife and IBCLC (lactation consultant) through the new MSP consultant code. This code allows for both clinic and in-home consultations, prenatally or postpartum, as well as professional consultation with referring providers by phone.

For the past 5 years, my IBCLC practice has focused on poor supply/transfer, tongue tie, and assisting families transitioning home from NICU, among other feeding challenges. I am passionate about supporting families in meeting their infant feeding goals, through establishing plans to improve ease of feeding and growth of babies, decreasing stress for the parents and baby in their nursing relationships, and balancing supportive feeding tools with breast/chestfeeding when they are indicated. I enjoy working with families and collaboratively with community supports and health care providers. 

Postpartum lactation consultations are pertinent for:

  • Transition out of NICU to breastfeeding and/or bottlefeeding at home

  • Poor weight gain / poor milk transfer

  • Dependence on nipple shield to maintain latch

  • Painful latch

  • Low milk supply

  • Suspected or diagnosed tongue tie

  • Other feeding difficulties

Indications for prenatal lactation consultation include:

  •  Parents anticipating a baby with health concerns, preterm delivery, or NICU admission     

  •  Parents with a history of low milk supply

  • Parents with suspected or confirmed breast hypoplasia

  • Parents expecting multiples

  • Parents with a history of breast/chest surgery

  • Transgender and Queer parents preparing to chestfeed or co-nurse