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Found 14 Pros in Aurora, CO, USA | Lactation support
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Tamara Osborne

Denver, CO

3 reviews • 17 families supported • 2 years experience

3 reviews • 17 families supported • 2 years experience

I serve all family structures by offering safe, continuous, informative, and caring support as they begin or expand their family. I am a trained birth and postpartum doula. I offer three continuous layers of support: prenatal, birth, and postpartum care. I provide wisdom, guidance, advocacy, and support throughout pregnancy and birth. As a birth doula, I offer unconditional, non-judgmental support and encouragement to the laboring woman, her partner and/or family throughout labor, delivery, and after childbirth. After baby arrives, my clients can rely on me during those crucial first moments as a family. I take care of household duties, diaper changes, and soothing baby so the family can get some much-needed rest. I provide information on sleep, feeding, infant care, and any other questions the family has, so they can feel confident in how to care for your baby.

Care philosophy

Over the years I discovered that becoming a parent does not mean you have arrived; it means your journey is just beginning. I believe a parent is always evolving. My children are grown now; however, I continue to learn from them every day. Parenting is beautiful and complex. I welcome the opportunity to help others begin the wonderful journey into parenthood.

Areas served

  • Denver metro area

Reviews

  • Meghan
    April 27, 2022 at 8:31 am | Client review

    Tamara is such a caring individual and was an amazing doula. Having Tamara support us as our postpartum doula was one of the best decisions we made. My husband and I, to this day, do not know how we would have done it without her help – notably during the first few weeks when we, as new parents, had no idea what was going on or what was “normal.”

    Tamara is very knowledgeable, and in addition to her education and training, draws on experience with many families and her doula community to help answer questions and advise on anything from how to bathe your baby, breastfeeding, diapering your baby, to how to handle a fussy baby who doesn’t want to be consoled. She also helped with household duties such as, dishes, meal prep, and laundry.

    Tamara responds quickly if you text her with a question or concern. She always has a positive attitude and is so easygoing. She proactively suggests what she can help with if you’re too overwhelmed to even figure out what could be helpful.

    Her support to me as a new mom experiencing all the emotions was very patient and understanding. I always felt like I could talk to her without judgement, which was so important. After Tamara completed her time with us, she left us a gift package, which we absolutely cherish

    We would highly recommend Tamara to anyone!

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Dakota Hindman

Boulder, CO

11 reviews • 200 families supported • 10 years experience

11 reviews • 200 families supported • 10 years experience

Dakota is a Certified Birth Doula, Full-Spectrum Doula (birth, postpartum, miscarriage, termination and loss), Placenta Encapsulation Specialist and Ceremonialist living in Lyons, Colorado. She is also a student midwife who occasionally assists a home-birth midwife in the Boulder area and provides an assortment of other offerings for the childbearing continuum like Childbirth Education, Belly Binding, Council Circles and Mother/Parent Roasting, etc. Avidly studying birth since 2010, Dakota has always known that this was her “calling”. Through her years of doula and midwifery training in Bali, North Carolina, Vermont and Colorado, she deeply understands the importance of families feeling educated and empowered during their birthing experience and the impact that can have on the newborn child’s life, the family unit as a whole and the wider community. Dakota fiercely advocates for her clients in all birth settings and holds a larger vision of birth as a transformative Rite of Passage. She is passionate about holding space for clients who are interested in bringing more intention and sacredness to their birthing journey through a variety of ceremonial offerings (mother/parent honoring ceremonies, yoni steaming and sealing ceremonies, to list just a few). Dakota is also one of the founding members of The Mother’s Center in Boulder (www.themotherscenter.org). There, she holds donation-based council circles for pregnant and postpartum people in the community, as well as an assortment of other offerings like Kirtan (devotional chanting), meditation, community potlucks and many different types of workshops and ceremonies. When she is not at a birth or holding space at The Mother’s Center, you can find Dakota soaking in natural hot springs around the state, dancing the 5-Rhythms, sitting in women’s circles and probably using way too much ghee when cooking!

Care philosophy

"Matrescence" (according to anthropologist Dana Rafael) is the birth of a Mother/Parent. The Rite of Passage. It is with love and presence that I hold your hand during this Sacred Transition. And I honor your personal story. Each transition into parenthood is unique. Whatever the outcome of your pregnancy, I am here with you. I will advocate for and support *your* choice and *your* intuition.

Areas served

  • Boulder, Lyons, Longmont, Loveland and Denver

Reviews

  • Sean
    March 25, 2021 at 9:07 am | Client review

    Dakota’s intuitive guidance and nurturing energy was a boon of healing for me! My experience in working with her was empowering in a way I hadn’t experienced before. I recommend her wholeheartedly and have witnessed her attain mastery in her gifts over the years as an acquaintance.

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Kristen Pettrow

Denver, CO

0 reviews • 25 families supported • 20 years experience

0 reviews • 25 families supported • 20 years experience

Helping mothers and families achieve their wishes for delivery and postpartum. I will be there to support families .

Care philosophy

Giving families the support they want and need. Helping achieve overall goals

Areas served

  • Denver metro area
  • Castle rock
$ flexible
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Calanetta Podd

Denver, CO

0 reviews • 3 families supported • 1 years experience

0 reviews • 3 families supported • 1 years experience

"You have every right to want to birth a certain way, to be properly informed on your options, and to have adequate and genuine support to achieve as much of it as possible." - Noha Serageldin I am compelled to help mothers believe in themselves and believe in the extraordinary process of pregnancy, labor and birth. I have experienced the raw and beautiful nature of childbirth through the birth of my own 3 children. EVERY Mother should have the ability to advocate for herself and her baby no matter what color, shape, values, religious beliefs, or birth preferences! My deepest goal is to have every Mother feel educated, safe, and heard in order to have the most positive birth hour. I am also a Certified Breastfeeding Specialist (working towards my board certification) and if it is your wish, I can help you and your baby navigate breastfeeding postpartum. I also help with part-time/full-time pumping mamas if this is something you are considering!

Care philosophy

I sincerely believe it’s our duty on this planet to serve others and helping families at this capacity is an absolute honor. I will provide you with individualized emotional and physical support so that you are able to advocate for yourself and for your baby. In this I strive for you to feel heard and empowered so that you enter/re-enter motherhood in the most positive light.

Areas served

  • All of Denver and the surrounding area up to 25 mi
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Carley Huisenga

Denver, CO

2 reviews • 10 families supported • 1 years experience

2 reviews • 10 families supported • 1 years experience

I provide emotional, spiritual, mental, and physical support to my clients throughout the entire birth process and transition into becoming a parent. We work together through educational prenatal appointments, picking out birthing preferences, learning relaxation and comfort measures, yoga, reiki energy healing, journaling, and so much more!

Care philosophy

My care philosophy is that I will treat you and your family like family of my own. I love and respect all of my clients. We will establish a safe space to be vulnerable and open.

Areas served

  • All of Denver's surrounding areas

Reviews

  • Zoe
    February 22, 2021 at 5:16 pm | Client review

    Carley, at Mother Magic Doula, has been such a help and bright light throughout my entire pregnancy. To begin, Carley has such a beautiful and caring spirit. You feel and know with each conversation and consultation you have with her that she cares and is answering your questions or concerns with so much knowledge, thought, and love. Carley has helped my partner and I develop and create a birth plan we are comfortable and knowledgeable with to welcome our baby into this world. She carefully walked me through each step of a birth plan so my partner and I could make the best informed decision. Thanks to her, we feel as prepared as we can be for a situation that is hard to plan for. Thank you Carley for your knowledge and love!

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Jessica Long

Denver, CO

0 reviews • 57 families supported • 3 years experience

0 reviews • 57 families supported • 3 years experience

I am very passionate about doulas being a game changer in labor. With my second I had amazing doula support which I strongly feel empowered me to have the unmedicated birth I had longed for. I was initially drawn to this work due to that experience and truly feel I have found my calling in birth support. I am a very empathetic person who is highly motivated to help parents find confidence and joy in their birth experience whatever their goal or plans might be. I am constantly rewarded by being able to encourage and empower new parents to work through their anxieties and fears to allow them to focus on the joy and excitement of labor, birth and beyond. I also love being able to see the relationship and interactions between partners during birth. A big part of what I do is encouraging that dynamic and making it work for us during labor.

Care philosophy

I am truly a people person and delight in what I do! I love being part of the miracle that is pregnancy and birth. My eyes still well up with happy tears at each birth I attend. I love making connections with people. It is such a blessing to help families have a bit less stress or fear in their journey into parenthood. I work to meet families where they are and give them the confidence to succeed.

Areas served

  • greater Denver Metro area
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Jenn Leonard

Denver, CO

6 reviews • 200 families supported • 9 years experience

6 reviews • 200 families supported • 9 years experience

Colorado Mountain Doulas is a state-wide doula agency providing customized support for your entire family through pregnancy, birth and parenting. Our doulas are professionally trained and background checked business owners who pride themselves on offering non-judgmental care and up to date, evidenced based information that you can trust. We work together as a team, providing at least two doulas to every family, ensuring backup and continuity of care for all of your needs.

Care philosophy

We care for you. Everything we do is to support your birth and parenting philosophy. If you’re still exploring what that is, then we chat about that. While we use our education and experience to help guide you towards the best choices and philosophies for your family, we have no agenda. Support for you, and your exact needs, as they change and grow is the philosophy we stand behind.

Areas served

  • Denver
  • Colorado Springs
  • Pueblo

Reviews

  • Jenn
    December 12, 2020 at 7:13 pm

    Thanks so much Celina! I can’t wait to refer you once you are listed here as well. You rock!

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Dawn Harris

Denver, CO

0 reviews • 120 families supported • 23 years experience

0 reviews • 120 families supported • 23 years experience

I believe pregnancy and birth is a journey to motherhood. We find strength we didn't know we had, which prepares us for the challenges and joys of motherhood. The art of being a doula to women has been a part of my life for the past twenty years. I received my training by DONA, and then subsequently moved to England. While in England I had the privilege of being counseled by Sheila Kitzinger and have taken classes from Penny Simpkin. Both of these ladies are foundational to the doula movement. My experience has been broad and diverse. I have worked in a teenage pregnancy home, birth adoption, helped international couples, V-bac, natural twins, natural breech, and a cancer survivor. Personally, I am a mother to four boys. Each of my births gave me a new experience to draw from. I have had one hospital birth (33 hours) and three home births (1.5 hours, 20 mins., and 3 hours).

Care philosophy

My philosophy is that women were designed to give birth and should be allowed to birth in a way that is comfortable for them. I believe a lot of complications during labor can be avoided by being mindful during pregnancy. Not everything can be avoided, but movement and posture during pregnancy can help create an optimal fetal position for labor.

Areas served

  • Wheat Ridge, Edgewater, Lakewood, Green Mountain,
  • Littleton, Columbine, Stapleton, Aurora,
  • Westminster, Englewood, Lafayette, Louisville,
  • Golden, Genesee Park, Evergreen, Indian Park
$ flexible
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Rebecca Poole-Gulick

Arvada, CO

0 reviews • 100 families supported • 4 years experience

0 reviews • 100 families supported • 4 years experience

As a birth doula I am here to support you before, during and after baby's birthday. I will be providing you with resources throughout your journey to make informed decisions. We will have two prenatal meetings and during those meetings we will go over your birth wishes. We will discuss the benefits & risks of each choice you have, discuss what could happen, practice comfort measures including: rebozo work, counter-pressure, pelvic release, hip squeezes, positions to encourage baby's descent & anterior position and open your pelvis by 25% more. We will discuss how you can best prepare yourself for immediately after the birth of your child(ren). I will be with you at the onset of active labor and all the way through to 1-2 hours postpartum. I am there as well to take the primary support role so your partner can take a rest, nap, grab fresh air, eat, etc. More importantly, I am there to enhance our partner's role and so they do not have to remember everything you both learned during childbirth classes. If you wish to breastfeed I am there to help support a good first latch as I am trained in breastfeeding basics. During the baby's birth story I will be taking notes so we can discuss your story during postpartum. You will have 1-2 postpartum meetings to go over your birth story, support breastfeeding if you wish and to answer any newborn care questions. As your postpartum doula, I support the whole family as you adjust to welcoming baby/babies into your life. I will: -Nurture your family with loving hands and heart to meet you exactly where you are, offering non-judgmental support. -Educate your family by modeling behavior, observing and offering options. -Assess the environment constantly in order to best assist you and your family. -Refer you to resources and referrals, and assist you with the skills to seek out resources and referrals. I will care for your family during the first three months, by providing you with non-medical support and companionship. I will assist with newborn care & sibling adjustment (includes furry siblings), meal prep, household organization, offer evidence based information on infant feeding, emotional & physical recovery from childbirth and other issues related to the postpartum period.

Care philosophy

My desire as a doula is to support you in a way that allows and encourages your birth wishes to be achieved. I will provide support physically, emotionally, spiritually (for some) and provide you with resources so you can make informed decisions. Once baby(s) arrive I will nurture you as parent(s) and respect your parenting style to best support you during postpartum.

Areas served

  • Denver
  • Arvada
  • Broomfield
  • Westminister
  • Boulder
  • Louisville
  • Aurora
  • Highlands Ranch
  • Castle Rock
  • Longmont
  • Colorado Springs
  • Fort Collins
$ flexible
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Katie White

Denver, CO

3 reviews • 17 families supported • 2 years experience

3 reviews • 17 families supported • 2 years experience

I've been drawn to birth work my entire life and have found such a profound calling in my work as a doula, supporting families through their own birth journeys. I've been a part of the medical field for the past 15 years and this work has led and prepared me into my role as a doula. I am passionate about supporting families, encouraging mamas to use their intuition to meet their babies and holding space for this transformative experience that is birth. The shift into motherhood and bringing baby home is intense and beautiful and I absolutely love working with families throughout their postpartum time. ​ I am a mama to two beautiful girls and my own unique birth experiences have helped fuel my desires to be a doula. My man and I have been married for ten incredible and crazy years. We love traveling, snowboarding and adventuring with our tiny tribe.

Care philosophy

My heart is to empower other women to feel strong and successful. I have no agenda and I enter your story with no expectation. I simply hope to bring knowledge and guidance to the table. I am your champions and advocate. I am beyond honored whenever I’m invited into someone’s birth story.

Areas served

  • Denver and surrounding areas
  • Lakewood
  • Littleton
  • Arvada
  • Golden
  • Boulder

Reviews

  • Shelby
    December 23, 2020 at 4:30 pm | Client review

    Katie is the kind of doula every mama deserves! She is incredibly compassionate and listens so well. Katie walked through my pregnancy with me each step of the way, instilling confidence and peace as she educated and encouraged me in my journey towards a VBAC. She even made me a personalized birth affirmation banner for my hospital room. During my labor and delivery, she brought such a calming presence and was a warrior advocate for me the entire time. I am forever grateful that I made the decision to include Katie White in my birthing team.

$ flexible
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Amanda Huston

Denver, CO

4 reviews • 30 families supported • 12 years experience

4 reviews • 30 families supported • 12 years experience

I have been assisting family and friends with birth for about 12 years. I saw my first birth when I was 13 and knew the birth world was a perfect fit for my heart. I have three children, two girls and a boy. All of my birth experiences were very different, but my son's birth is what helped me decide to pursue my Birth Doula certification. I had overwhelming support from my midwife in such a way that his un-medicated, natural water birth was serene and one I'll never forget. My Birth Doula package includes two prenatal visits at your home, generally two hours long, support for your entire labor and delivery up to two hours postpartum (flexible), one postpartum visit in your home as well as unlimited email, phone and text support from the time of hire.

Care philosophy

I believe that every birthing family deserves support through one of the biggest transitions of their lives. I'm here to offer emotional, physical and mental support for my families. Birth is such a beautiful blessing and I want to ensure my families have the education, encouragement and comfort they deserve.

Areas served

  • Denver Metro, Longmont to Parker

Reviews

  • Kelly
    December 18, 2020 at 1:07 pm | Client review

    My husband and I were referred to Amanda by a friend who was a former client of hers. Upon meeting Amanda, I instantly connected with her and appreciated her warm and confident presence. She is very well-versed in her trade and was a constant for us as we prepared for the birth of our first child, during child labor and beyond. Amanda was attentive to our needs and aware of surroundings. I felt confident going into child labor that Amanda was on our side and would do all possible to make it a joyful experience. And that she did!

$ flexible
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Dietra Hudson

Littleton, CO

0 reviews • 12 families supported • 4 years experience

0 reviews • 12 families supported • 4 years experience

HudMama Doula Care, LLC was founded in 2016 after the birth of my first son and I have been serving families since then. I meet with my clients twice prenatally, to get to know you and your birth intentions. I provide evidenced based information but also want to get to know my clients on a deeper level, so that I can best support them. I will be there with you throughout labor and birth so I can assure your birth while unpredictable, can go as smoothly as possible. As a CLC I will help you with initial breastfeeding before I leave your place of birth and will offer one breastfeeding assessment during your postpartum visit. I will meet with you once after you give birth to discuss your birth story, make sure you have a support system in place and offer any resources you may need to get you on the right path with your new baby.

Care philosophy

I provide passionate care for your birth and beyond. As a doula, I want my clients to be informed with evidenced based information and equipped with the knowledge necessary to make the best decisions for their birth. I believe that having the right care team with you during labor and birth, can create one of the best experiences of your life! How we birth our babies matters.

Areas served

  • Denver Metro Area.
$ flexible
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Anna Otaola

Denver, CO

1 reviews • 24 families supported • 7 years experience

1 reviews • 24 families supported • 7 years experience

Being a doula and supporting any person/couple who desires that kind of support is a passion & deep desire of my heart. My birth stories are 2 of the most significant events in my life - they were beautiful, challenging, empowering, and deeply personal to me. The support I received at both births had such a profound impact on each birth story and the outcome. My desire is to support, encourage, and hold space without judgement or critique for birthing people so that their birth stories are ones of positivity, empowerment, intimacy and joy. I provide 2 prenatal visits where we establish your birth goals, discuss labor and birth, and establish a trusting relationship for you and your partner. I work closely with partners so that they are empowered, equipped, and confident as your number one support in labor and are as involved as they choose to be. Once in labor, I am with you constantly, as well as immediate postpartum. I do a follow-up postpartum visit within 2 weeks of birth to go over breastfeeding, baby wearing, other helpful tips and suggestions that go along with settling in and transitioning into parenthood, and most significantly, processing your birth experience. I have multiple packages available based on what kind of support you desire. I also have a scholarship fund made of contributions from previous clients that can be used to help with the investment, if financial assistance is needed.

Care philosophy

I work closely with my clients/partners to build a strong, safe, and trusting relationship providing emotional, physical, & with informational support & advocacy. My goal is to support your birth goals & preferences, resulting in your birth experience being as positive & meaningful as possible. Being invited into a birth is an honor, I aim to provide the support that the role deserves.

Areas served

  • Denver Metro, CO

Reviews

  • Anna
    February 17, 2020 at 9:38 pm | Client review

    Anna provides the perfect balance of business and bedside manner. While it was clear from the outset that she was incredibly knowledgeable about the birthing process and all it entails, it was the caring, empathic energy that exuded from her that sealed the deal for us. She took time to truly get to know us, our goals for our birthing process, as well as understanding that when it’s go time, things can fly out the window. We felt over-prepared, in the best way possible, for our journey to meeting our little man. When labor did arrive, Anna was the eagle scout we all need: prepared with all the tools (from snacks to juice to appropriate and timely interventions) necessary to make labor as comfortable and joyful as it could possibly be.
    We cannot say enough good things about Anna so we will leave it at this: If you are contemplating utilizing the services of a professional doula, you will be doing yourself a disservice if you pass up the opportunity to have Anna be a part of your process.

$ flexible
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Jessica Stone

Denver, CO

0 reviews • 7 families supported • 2 years experience

0 reviews • 7 families supported • 2 years experience

As a doula, I am honored to be welcomed along your families journey, helping you to discover and believe in your own strength, to trust your heart and body. To empower you!​ Experiencing my own births opened my heart to this amazing feeling of empowerment and connection with my body, my partner and my children. With each pregnancy I learned more. With each birth I chose a new path. I grew as a woman and as a mother. I wasn't educated on birth at first, I didn't know that it was a natural process, I didn't have the support that is so very needed while in this fragile state. My first two births weren't on my own terms, but through my third and fourth, I listened to my body, I learned to trust my body. This is what brought me to become a doula! -Jessica

Care philosophy

I will be there to support you from beginning to end. I'll be there to make sure you maintain and feel confident in your birth space, knowing that you are making the right decisions for yourself and baby. Keeping you centered and making sure those around you respect your birth plan, is my main focus! Support, educate, and empowering families to birth their way!

Areas served

  • Denver
  • Arvada
  • Wheat Ridge
  • Broomfield
  • Lafayette
  • Golden
  • Boulder
  • Englewood
  • Thornton
  • Northglenn

Lactation Consultant: FAQs

A certified lactation consultant is a professional that helps parents address and solve their breastfeeding problems. Many new parents believe that breastfeeding is easy, only to find more obstacles than anticipated. 92% of parents say they are having problems with breastfeeding their new baby within only 3 days.

Nursing doesn’t always come naturally.

Breastfeeding can be overwhelming and all-consuming. A lactation consultant in Aurora, CO can identify issues such as low milk supply, latching problems, or nipple engorgement. They also offer advice and techniques to help parents understand existing issues, improve how they read their baby’s cues, and feel empowered about breastfeeding despite existing social norms.

Every parent’s journey is unique, and there might be specific challenges or obstacles in your particular situation. The ultimate goal of a lactation consultant is to support parents who choose to breastfeed their children. A lactation consultant in Aurora, CO can often save parents time and energy, and also give them some peace of mind.

Many mothers also face issues where they cannot breastfeed in the workplace or lack the family support or time to ensure that their child is breastfed correctly. A lactation consultant in Aurora, CO can also provide a significant amount of moral support, diagnose breastfeeding issues, and solve latching, positioning, and scheduling issues.

To find a lactation specialist in Aurora, CO, most parents recommend creating a job post on Meela and having uniquely qualified lactation experts near you (in your budget) reach out to you through the Meela app.

You can interview and chat with as many lactation specialists as you wish and hire a lactation consultant with confidence. It is completely free to create a job post on Meela and find a lactation consultant. There are no commitments to hire any of the qualified and expert vetted experts Meela brings you.

Here’s how it works in 3 easy steps:

  1. Post a job for free: Answer some questions and receive responses from top-rated lactation specialists near you. It takes less than 30 seconds to post your job.
  2. Get your list of lactation consultants: In a few hours, you will have a collection of lactation consultants near you who are qualified to meet your needs. You can compare pricing, experience, and read reviews. You can chat with each lactation specialist to learn more about them.
  3. Hire a lactation consultant with confidence: Schedule virtual or in-person interviews with your top choices. Hire your top lactation specialist and start getting the care you deserve.

To find a lactation consultant, you can also browse the available professionals near you in Aurora, CO and read reviews, compare pricing, experience and fit. Send the lactation consultants you are interested in a message, introducing yourself and setting up an interview. We recommend reaching out to and interviewing at least three lactation consultants before hiring a lactation specialist near you. After interviewing, hire the most qualified lactation specialist near you and start getting the care you deserve.

The cost of a lactation consultant can vary based on a variety of factors, including their experience, their services, and their skills or specializations. Overall, the average cost of a lactation consultant in Aurora, CO is $185 per hour based on a survey of 120 lactation specialists in the Aurora, CO area.

Under the Affordable Care Act, many insurance companies should be covering the cost of lactation services. However, there are a number of factors that determine whether insurance will cover the cost of a certified lactation consultant in Aurora, CO. You should contact your insurance company for more information.

Here are some factors to consider regarding insurance and your lactation consultant cost:

  • Your insurance provider
  • Your individual health plan
  • The type of lactation specialist
  • The specific service provided

Meela’s network of lactations specialists in Aurora, CO offer both in-home lactation support sessions or virtual lactation support sessions. Both types of sessions typically last between 1 and 3 hours. In your sessions, your lactation specialist will spend time understanding the issues you are facing and work with you and your baby to diagnose the issues have and also provide specific guidance and hands-on practice and exercises.

Lactation consultants help parents understand the best way to comfortably breastfeed their baby and help them navigate breastfeeding social norms. They can also help reduce stress and anxiety about breastfeeding, or help with specific challenges (such as breastfeeding twins, for example). Other parents might just want emotional support that doesn’t currently exist within their family, workplace, or network or friends.

Certified lactation consultants can also help with specialized issues that may arise with premature children or sick children. A parent may not have thought about breastfeeding help until they notice that their baby isn’t gaining weight properly, and finally realize that they might need some support and knowledge before continuing to breastfeed. On the other hand, some parents might prepare with a lactation consultant months before the baby is born.

Whether you are planning ahead or are thinking about a lactation now that you are having breastfeeding issues or concerns, a lactation consultant can be incredibly helpful and useful for parents.

Lactation counselors in Aurora, CO can often help parents with breastfeeding and offer breastfeeding advice, training, and troubleshooting. Many of these counselors have taken the CLC exam, or the Certified Lactation Counselor exam. A certified lactation counselor has typically undergone 45 hours of training.

On the other hand, a certified lactation consultant in Aurora, CO has undergone a specific amount of clinical training hours, which is not a requirement to become a lactation counselor. These lactation consultants are certified by the International Board of Certified Lactation Consultants, as well. A lactation consultant typically has a bachelor’s degree in a health field and has undergone 90 hours of training and has somewhere between 300 and 1,000 hours of experience with parents.

Lactation consultants in Aurora, CO are often working with other healthcare teams in collaboration with postpartum nurses to ensure that parents understand how to breastfeed their babies. Both lactation consultants and lactation counselors can provide support, develop feeding plans, and offer actionable advice with respect to breastfeeding.

The best approach is for parents to hire a lactation specialist early in their pregnancy so that they can help you prepare both mentally and physically. Parents don’t need to wait until your baby is born to begin thinking about breastfeeding support and education.

Some parents might be anxious about breastfeeding in public or feel like they want access to a breastfeeding expert to help both inform and support them. A lactation consultant in Aurora, CO can also help young professional parents schedule their breastfeeding efficiently so that they can return to work quicker, while others might specialize in helping with breastfeeding anxiety issues.

It is never too late to hire a certified lactation consultant in Aurora, CO. These breastfeeding consultants can also offer emotional breastfeeding support that can be valuable to those who lack family or workplace support. A lactation consultant can also be critical in identifying warning signs that might indicate more serious growth or developmental issues.

There are many documented benefits to breastfeeding, and parents often believe that it will be an easy and natural experience. Unfortunately, many parents run into issues such as low milk supply, nipple engorgement, or latching problems that can affect their baby’s health. These lactation specialists can be useful for troubleshooting, advice, or emotional support.

Certified lactation consultants can strengthen the bond between parents and their babies through breastfeeding advice, tips, and support. This might include showing parents how to help their baby latch properly, establishing feeding schedules, or dealing with sore nipples or engorgement. A lactation consultant can help new parents better understand their baby’s needs in general, and monitor the baby’s growth and development.

Lactation specialists in Aurora, CO also offer emotional support and help parents breastfeed more efficiently so that they can get back to work and allow them to better manage expectations. Many parents face issues where they cannot breastfeed in the workplace, or do not have the family support or time to ensure that their child is breastfed properly and with care. These expert consultants can also provide a significant amount of moral support, diagnose breastfeeding issues, while also solving issues such as latching, positioning, and scheduling.

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