The Milky Mermaid
The Milky Mermaid
Breastfeeding support customized for you and your baby
 
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“I’m not telling you it is going to be easy, I’m telling you it's going to be worth it” –Art Williams

 

What do we offer? Everything breastfeeding. From prenatal education, pump rentals and delivery, to guiding you through the return to work process. We come to your home to provide personalized support to help you meet your breastfeeding goals. Breastfeeding may be natural, but it isn't always easy. Whether you are still expecting or have already given birth, we are here to guide you on your journey.

We are available 7 days a week and 24 hours a day to assist you in the comfort of your own home. Our practice is fueled by our passion to help mothers achieve their breastfeeding goals and we look forward to being your best coach. 

"Before I had my baby, breastfeeding was on the forefront of my mind a lot. I wanted so badly for it to work out for me and my baby, but was nervous about some of the issues that arise for some mothers. Natalie was very gracious in counseling me even before my baby’s birth. She showed me techniques, taught me about the benefits, and really helped to set my mind at ease. I knew that having someone like her by my side as I needed her would be so helpful and comforting. Her passion and knowledge on the subject matter is evident from the moment you meet her. I’m so grateful for her and her business and recommend these services to anyone who has anxiety about their success in breastfeeding, as well as any new mother. It is a tough thing to master for most, and I can’t think of a more valuable asset than having an educated lactation counselor at your disposal to guide you through this amazing time in the beginning of your journey through motherhood! My experience thus far has been very successful and I love sharing this bonding time with my baby. Thank you!!" - Lindsay

 

 

Lactation Consults

Getting out of the house with an infant and trying to time a feeding with a lactation appointment can be a real challenge! We will save you the additional stress and come straight to the comfort of your home. An initial lactation consult will typically last 90 minutes. We will assist with latch, positioning, and a personalized care plan for you and your baby. We will also weigh the baby after nursing to determine how much milk your baby took in, collaborate on a personalized feeding plan, and if needed, make any recommendations for follow-up. 

Not sure if you need a consult? Call us! We are available 24 hours a day ready to answer your questions and help you determine if you need a consultation. Every baby and nursing experience is different and there are no silly questions. Don't leave yourself feeling unsure, call us and let us help ease your mind.

"I can't say enough good things about my experience with Natalie. She is both passionate and extremely knowledgeable about breastfeeding. She helped me tackle issues such as positioning and engorgement. She provides care in a calm and confident manner and I felt very comfortable with her. I would highly recommend her for lactation consultation services!"                - Marian          

 

PUMP RENTALS & baby-weigh appointments

 

bREAST PUMPS

Breastfeeding doesn't suck, but we sure need our breastpumps too! We offer the Medela Symphony hospital-grade pump. Retail pumps work great for some, but there isn't a one size fits all and sometimes a hospital grade pump can make all the difference. There are no contracts and we give you the flexibility to rent on a month-to-month or bi-weekly basis. The best part is that you can just use your own accessories since it is a closed system. Don't have accessories? Don't worry, we can help you with that too.

Baby weigh APPOINTMENTS

New mothers often say that one of the most difficult things about nursing is knowing how much your baby is getting. What goes in will come out, but having the ability to weigh and see how much (to the gram!) your baby takes in can give peace of mind and be an invaluable tool in those early days. We will take an initial weight upon arriving at your home, followed by a pre-feeding weight before nursing. After you nurse your baby, we will follow-up with a post-feeding weight so you can see exactly how much milk your baby transfered!

 

 
 

BREASTFEEDING and breastpump EDUCATION

You can learn a lot on the internet these days, but when it comes to lactation education, there is no substitute for taking a hands on approach. A lactation counselor can answer all of your questions, share experiences and journey with you as you prepare and navigate through breastfeeding. Prenatal classes are an excellent baby gift for yourself or any mom to be. To give you the best experience possible, you can choose between group or private classes. Partners are welcome. Bring any questions you can think of and let us put your mind at ease, while setting realistic expectations. 

 
 

Contact us (& class registration)

You can call us anytime, but we know that sometimes you just need a call back. Fill out the form below and tell us a little bit about how we can help you. We will give you a call back within a few hours!