Certified Breastfeeding Nutritionist and Nutrition Lactation Coach
What foods are best for nursing? Can you prepare your body before birth for lactation? How many calories should you be eating? Does it matter if you’re breastfeeding one child or twins? Who has the time to worry about meals?
As a new mom, finding time to eat is hard. Enjoying nutrient-rich meals probably sounds like a dream. And if you’re dealing with food sensitivities, allergies, special diets, and colicky babies, choosing foods while breastfeeding can be intimidating and overwhelming. Our expert lactation dietitian nutritionists use evidence-based research and experience to address your individual needs.
We also work with vegetarian and vegan moms and provide guidelines and help resolve breastfeeding concerns. Each parent’s journey is unique, and we are here to support you to make feeding your baby the healthiest, and easiest it can be. Choosing the right foods for your unique needs is a key piece of postpartum healing and nursing success.
Working with a Certified Lactation Nutritionist and coach can give you the support, and information, you need to empower you to make the right food choices for you and your baby whether you want to breastfeed exclusively, combine nursing and pumping, or combine breastfeeding and formula feeding.
Good dietary practices implemented during lactation and early in a baby’s life can impact their lives long-term (while breastfeeding, babies receive a variety of nutrients and flavors based on mom’s diet). Together, we will work to develop an individualized diet plan that addresses you and your baby’s needs including vegetarian and vegan moms, food sensitivities or allergies, if you need supplements or not, and more. And, we make it practical. Easy-to-follow meal plans, grocery lists, and food prep so that you spend more time cuddling your baby and napping than in the kitchen.
Set up an appointment to meet with your lactation coach today.