BFF - Breast Feeding Friend
Lactation and lip/tongue tie support for families in Northeast Wisconsin and UP
Breastfeeding and infant tongue function are passions of mine. Working in Woman and Infant Health as a registered nurse (RN), I found assisting mother baby couplets with breastfeeding very fulfilling. Becoming an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) was the next step in expanding my knowledge.
I also work in the dental office of Dr. Chris Peterson, De Pere Smiles, providing feed assessments and assistance to the tongue and lip tie release clients.
I have experience working with breastfeeding techniques, supply management (including low milk supply and oversupply), infant suck/tongue assessment and function, breastfeeding multiples, and breast augmentation or reduction. I can help nursing and pumping mothers with expressing, storage, returning to work, and medication use while breastfeeding.
I believe every family should have compassionate support meeting their infant feeding goals.
Our visit will begin with history discuss and weighing of the baby. I will then do an assessment of the baby and hold in a manner to allow unwinding. Findings will be discussed and feeding assistance will be offered.
A care plan will be shared via email following our visit.
Our children and my breastfeeding difficulties inspired me to help others meet their feeding goals.
Encountering two Doctors of Osteopathy using Craniosacral Therapy during newborn evaluations, lead to my interest in bodywork. The results related to feeding were amazing. Lactation with gentle touch energy work has truly expanded my breastfeeding support.