Lactation

Lactation Consultation for Families in Sequim, Washington

Rachael is in the process of setting up practice in Sequim, WA.  If you are needing breastfeeding support, you may contact Rachael directly at 971-678-5846.

Possible reasons for a lactation consultation may include:

  • A painful and/or difficult latch, sore or damaged nipples
  • Baby weight gain issues, milk supply issues, fussiness or frustration at the breast
  • A baby that is “nursing all the time” and never seems satisfied
  • Prematurity or late preterm infant, multiples
  • Jaundice, tongue tie, medical issues/illness for mom or baby, past breast surgery
  • Food sensitivities or allergies for mom or baby
  • Returning to work, pumping issues, introducing solid food
  • Sleep issues related to feeding
  • Lactation support for an adopted baby, nursing an older baby, tandem nursing
  • Weaning  or any unresolved feeding issues or concerns

We are here to help during pregnancy if you have any concerns about being able to breastfeed, as well as after the birth of your baby.  We encourage moms to call with any and all concerns, and hope that all moms will be open to asking for help at anytime.  No question is too small.

An initial lactation consultation/home visit is usually about 2 hours in length which allows plenty of time to discuss mom’s concerns, review a health history for both mom and baby, check baby’s weight, observe a feeding and examine mom and baby.  We will work with you to decide on a written plan of care, including follow-up.  A full report and copy of your care plan will also be sent to your health care providers.

We understand that breastfeeding concerns often do need immediate attention.  We do our best to see clients either same day or within 24 hours.  If we are unable to see you as soon as needed, we will refer you to other providers in the area.

We look forward to supporting you and your family in reaching your breastfeeding goals!