In addition to the breastfeeding counseling we offer at Granola Babies, we also provide private sessions with a Board Certified Lactation Consultant.
What to expect during your consultation
Your breastfeeding consultation will probably take between 1 - 1.5 hours at the private Granola Babies Annex. Susan will start by getting an overview of your current concerns & questions. She will then obtain a medical history along with a physical assessment of both you and your baby. A full breastfeeding session will be assessed and, if needed, a pumping session as well. Weights will be taken before and after breastfeeding to determine intake at breast using a hospital-grade Medela baby scale. She will review proper latch & positioning and answer all questions and concerns at the time of the consult. Susan will give lactation advice based on evidence based research and current practices. When the consult is over, she wants you to feel confident and ready to enjoy your baby as you continue towards your individual breastfeeding goals. Each family is unique so each consult is individualized to meet you and your baby's needs.
At the end of the consult, you will be given:
- An itemized receipt (superbill) to provide your insurance for reimbursement
- A written detailed assessment and feeding plan.
- Your doctors will get a copy of this assessment & feeding plan and will be informed of any possible concerns. Our ultimate goal is the health of you & your baby and it is important to work together as a team to achieve that in the best way possible.
- Susan will gladly answer any questions via text/email after the appointment, if needed.
Receive the benefit of a IBCLC
Susan Dauer is a licensed Registered Nurse and a board certified lactation consultant (IBCLC), who is currently working at a local hospital and also operates her own home-visit private lactation consultant business. As a registered nurse with 14 years of experience she has the needed assessment skills to detect a potential problem, and has the experience of teaching new parents the latest information on infant care. Her goal is to assist women transition into their roles as new mothers. She is here to guide and support you and help you reach your individual breastfeeding goals whether that is 3 months, 6 months or a year and beyond!
As a mother of two healthy, beautiful girls, her experiences with breastfeeding challenges and joys of her own daughters is what inspired her to be a lactation consultant. Her mission is to provide the extra support and resources needed so you can meet your breastfeeding goals, but more importantly: Enjoy your breastfeeding relationship in the most fulfilling way possible!
Cost and Making an Appointment
Appointments can be made on weekdays and weekends between 9:30 am - 5 pm. Once you purchase a consultation you will be contacted within 24 hours to make an appointment. Appointments are $125 for the session and take place at Granola Babies Annex in a private and comfortable setting.
Consultation takes place privately at Granola Babies Annex, 2 blocks from Granola Babies Children's Boutique. Please click here for location details.