International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLC) have been trained to find solutions to breastfeeding challenges. Lisa will take the time to thoroughly examine your breastfeeding challenge and work with you to find solutions that fit with your life situation. Initial consultations last approximately 1.5 hours, and can be done in the home or at our office location in West Knoxville.
At your first session, Lisa will take a health history and collect information about your breastfeeding need. If baby is willing, you will get an opportunity to breastfeed your baby in the office while Lisa observes and helps with your specific need. Please wear clothing that will aid in this, like a shirt that buttons up the front and a bra that is easy to remove. You want to be comfortable and able to move about as needed. Baby will most likely will be stripped down to a diaper during the session.
You are welcome to bring any support people with you that you feel will be helpful in your breastfeeding journey. Keep in mind, however, that this is a time for you and baby to get help and too many people present may distract from the objective. If you have need to bring older children to your appointment, please bring an appropriate quiet activity for them to do so that you can get the most out of your appointment.