Parents want to provide the best for their little ones even before their baby is born. One of the most important things parents can do is to provide their newborns and infants with optimal nutrition. Although moms are the source of the optimal food for their infants — breast milk — dads can certainly play a key role in helping with and supporting the effort. Together, families can create an environment for lactation success for mom and baby and we are here to help make that possible.
Breast milk is often referred to as “Liquid Gold” because it not only provides nutrition for your baby – it is also an important health choice. Nature has instilled the breastfeeding experience for both mother and child with benefits far greater than calories – babies pick up vital immunities and both physical and emotional bonding in the breastfeeding process.
Scholle Family Nutrition is passionate about ensuring that families are educated about the benefits of breastfeeding and supported in their choices for their baby’s nourishment. Often new parents are overwhelmed with their new little one and are sleep deprived. It is our goal to simplify what might be a bit overwhelming for families and to make it easier for parents to help get their babies off to a great start nutritionally.
Although breastfeeding is a natural process, many moms quickly find that there can also be challenges and questions. We want moms to know that this is also natural and normal. Our breastfeeding specialists are here to provide education and can assist you with any breastfeeding challenges or concerns, including:
This is exclusively for the expectant mother (family). A certified breastfeeding specialist will come to your home (or anywhere else you would like) to provide education specialized to your individual situation. We will take a health and personal history to identify any potential barriers to breastfeeding, and address any concerns you may have. The same breastfeeding specialist will be available by phone for support after your consult.
In the comfort of your home we will meet with you and anyone else you choose to have with you during your visit. During our visit we will:
This consultation is for the mom who is returning to work or school and wants support in all aspects of how to manage this transition and continue to provide breast milk for her baby. A certified breastfeeding specialist will come to your home and provide education that includes breast pump selection, pumping technique, milk transport from work or school to home, milk storage at home and milk supply maintenance – all targeted to your unique situation. A comprehensive plan will be created with your input to ensure that your breastfeeding goals will continue to be met while you are away from your baby.
These consultations are helpful for the mom (and dad) that needs additional guidance from the initial consultation, either before or during the transition to work or as milk supply changes.