How to Prepare for a Home Visit

 What to expect at a home visit

The baby is weighed on a high caliber weigh scale before and after a feeding to see exactly how much breast milk your baby is getting from you at a nursing session.

You will also pump while the consultant is at your home so that she can evaluate your flange size, your pump features and the amount of milk you are making. If you do not already have a pump you will be able to discuss this with the consultant.

The consultant brings feeding tubes and syringes to each consult. Finger feeding is recommended in the event that baby needs to be supplemented. If possible you want to avoid using a bottle in the early days of breastfeeding!


In addition:

  • Medihoney nipple balm and medela shells or shields if necessary.
  • Feeding tubes and syringes so that the bottle can he held off until the baby is breastfeeding
  • Written discharge instructions are customized for you and your baby’s needs.
  • Consultant will send your pediatrician and obstetrician a written report to ensure consistency of care
  • After a consult there is unlimited phone calls, texts or emails during the course of breastfeeding your baby.