How to Prepare for a Home Visit

 What to expect at a home visit

IF YOU ARE HAVING TROUBLE  BREASTFEEDING YOUR INFANT PLEASE SEEK HELP EARLY AS THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT FOR YOUR MILK SUPPLY!                               

The home visit consultation is scheduled around your baby’s feeding. At the consult, your 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. You want to avoid using a bottle in the early days of breastfeeding if possible!

If you would like a consultation with Lowcountry Lactation Station please fill out the health intake form found under the services tab on this website.

In addition:

  • Included in the cost of the consult is a bottle of Legendairy Milk Herbal supplement to help with a faltering milk supply if the consultant feels like you would benefit from it. (needs MD approval)
  • Medihoney nipple balm and medela shells or shields if necessary.
  • Feeding tubes and syringes
  • Written discharge instructions are customized to you and your baby’s needs.
  • Consultant will send your pediatrician and obstetrician a written report so that there will be consistency of care.
  • FREE SECA Weigh scales are loaned out on a 2 week basis when the weigh scales are available.
  • After a consult there is unlimited phone calls, texts or emails during the entire course of breastfeeding your baby.