We help you with the challenges
Portland is rich with breastfeeding resources and as postpartum doulas we seek to work collaboratively with all your healthcare providers so that both moms and babies can receive as much breastfeeding support as needed to achieve success. All of our doulas support breastfeeding and can provide basic instruction for establishing breastfeeding, maintaining milk supply, introducing pumping and bottle feeding, and avoiding common breastfeeding pitfalls.
For more involved breastfeeding needs, or for last minute, more urgent needs, we also offer lactation specific visits. The majority of our lactation visits in Portland are done by Donna, who has served hundreds of ABC clients over the last 10 years. Donna has also volunteered with Nursing Mothers Counsel and has extensive education in breastfeeding support.
Generally lasting from one to two hours, these visits can focus on feeding problems and post-hospital stay follow-up concerns. We can also help you establish feeding for multiples or problem-solve if you have already visited the clinic but need some extra support. We can also work in conjunction with the plan from your IBCLC to help support your breastfeeding goals.
Lactation visits can be in the home, hospital or birth center, and usually require less advanced notice than our postpartum care as the need is often urgent.
Have more questions? We have answers...
If you are interested in setting up a Lactation Consult, please purchase and then fill out our form.
Once we have your info, someone will get back to you (usually within 24 hours) to begin the scheduling process.