Breastfeeding Support Services

Need support for common breastfeeding questions and concerns?  We offer virtual breastfeeding support via phone or video call in 15 and 30 minute increments. 

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If you live in the metro-Detroit area, we are also available for home visits to address more serious concerns that would benefit from in-person, hands-on support.  

What Takes Place at a Postpartum Breastfeeding Consultation?

  • Baby's suck is evaluated for strength and range of motion
  • Breastfeeding position and latch are assessed
  • Baby is weighed before and after the feeding to see how much breastmilk was transferred
  • Mom and baby are given a customized Plan of Care
  • Mom receives a follow-up phone call/email within 48 hours
  • This consultation takes place in the home after hospital or birth center discharge.

Some insurance policies will cover the cost of a lactation consultation; all consultations will include paperwork to file with your insurance company and a report sent to your primary care provider(s).

Some issues that indicate a prenatal/postpartum consultation :

  • Baby not latching on or nursing well within 24 hours of birth
  • Tongue-tie
  • Nipple pain and/or damage
  • Engorged breasts
  • Sleepy baby that does not feed at least 8 times in 24 hours
  • Slow weight gain - infant has not returned to birth weight by 10 days of age
  • Plugged ducts or red, painful areas on breast
  • Mom feels she doesn’t have enough milk
  • Nursing multiples
  • Preemies
  • Sick and/or hospitalized infants
  • Inducing lactation for adopted or intended child

Prenatal Breastfeeding Preparation

Detroit Mama Hub also offers in-home private breastfeeding preparation classes.  We will answer your questions/concerns about breastfeeding and help you (and your family) prepare so that you can avoid common pitfalls that hinder breastfeeding success.

For more info or to schedule an appointment, email: jalyn@detroitmamahub.com