welcome new parents
Welcome to my lactation consultant website. My name is Ashley, and I am a caring and passionate lactation consultant with an abundance of experience with new moms. Lactation consultant visits are available both in-home and virtual depending on breastfeeding needs and COVID-19 restrictions. During a home visit, I will assess the breastfeeding relationship while gently guiding mom (and dad) through the process.
I have a doctorate in public health, where I focused my research on breastfeeding success. Through my research, it has been proven that the infant’s father’s involvement as part of the breastfeeding team can help increase breastfeeding success. I also encourage the infant’s father to join the appointments.
As an International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant, I have the knowledge and tools to help moms and their infants in many breastfeeding situations. When scheduling an appointment, the fee will include a 1 to 1 1/2-hour visit and a week of follow-up communication through phone, text, or email.
I am in-network with Aetna and United Health Care plans, with more health insurance plans in the works. In-network coverage is based on your plan. When reaching out for an appointment, please let me know if you are a member of any of these health insurance plans and we can discuss how I work with these health insurance companies.
” Ashley is warm and knowledgeable. She not only provided me and my baby with excellent care but she gave me the peace of mind and confidence that I needed…”
Benefits of Breastfeeding
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), both mother and infant receive health benefits from breastfeeding, with some of these benefits following the child into adulthood.
Benefits for Baby
- Reduced risk for:
- Ear Infections
- Childhood Obesity
- As an adult, benefits include a reduced risk of:
- Type 1 Diabetes
- Cardiovascular Disease
Benefits for Mom
- Reduced risk of the following types of cancer:
- Reduces risk of cardiovascular disease
- Type 1 and 2 Diabetes
Do I Need a Lactation Consultant?
There are many different reasons a mom and her infant see a lactation consultant. Here are some of the reasons:
- New parents in search of basic breastfeeding information
- The baby is fussy at the breast
- Nipples are cracked, sore, or damaged
- The infant is a premie
- Supply issues, either too much or too little
- Experiencing pain while nursing and/or pumping
- Pumping or pumping routine needs help
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