Learning To Latch
Learning To Latch is designed to give you the fundamentals that will help every breastfeeding parent create a positive and empowering experience. You will likely have questions regarding your unique journey, so I encourage you to use what you learn in this course to start talking about issues many women experience!
Still have questions? Get in touch with Beth Ann Doula.
the Learning To Latch course will help you with:
- Prenatal Education
- Establishing a good milk supply
- Introducing a pump
- Knowing when baby is satisfied or needs more
- Returning to work
- And more!
“Anytime my newborn latched, I held my breath and my body grew tense as I experienced excruciating pain. This pain lingered for weeks, but I knew how beneficial breastfeeding was for both my baby and myself, so quitting was not an option. After working through the pain for 5 weeks and comforting a very fussy baby (from swallowing too much air due to the improper latch), I decided to seek help from a lactation consultant. Enter Beth Ann! She discovered a tongue and lip tie in my newborn. We then scheduled a revision with an ENT specialist. While still in the office after the procedure, I breastfed my son. For the first time in 5 weeks, I did not experience the toe-curling pain that I was all too familiar with. I was a little sore because I needed to heal, but the instant relief as a result of the revision gave me hope that we had found a solution. This absolutely saved my breastfeeding journey! I exclusively breastfed my son for 2 years, and I am now one year into breastfeeding my
daughter with no end in sight.
daughter with no end in sight.
I hired Beth Ann as my lactation consultant following the birth of my baby, and all I have to say is that she is the breastfeeding whisperer! She has spent a number of hours with me and my little one, helping us perfect our nursing positions and, most importantly, helping find great positions for reducing my baby’s gas! She has provided such invaluable help for me, and my baby’s gas has significantly improved (!!!). I just keep having her come back to my house when more questions arise. She is incredibly knowledgeable and provides a wealth of information, plus she is SO supportive and understanding. In my opinion, even if nursing is going well for you, it would serve you well to have a consult with Beth Ann to see what she recommends to make your journey even better! It’s like having a friend come hang out at your house and look at your nursing positions to see what best suits you and your baby. She is fantastic, and I will not hesitate to hire her again when need be.
…Weaning was hard on my body even though it was an easy adjustment for my daughter. We eventually weaned fully at 14 months. She was okay with dropping the last feeding but my body really struggled – I actually thought I was pregnant. I had nausea and cramping, my cycle was late, and I had an extra sensitive sense of smell. I took so many pregnancy tests, and they were all negative, so I couldn’t figure out what was going on. It took a LONG TIME before I found anyone who mentioned that weaning could cause that type of hormonal reaction and it was Beth Ann. I wish I had this course then and known more about what to expect! I am so glad I have this information as I am about 6 weeks away from welcoming baby boy!