How Can We Help?
Breastfeeding Support Group
“I never realized how important it was to be around other new mothers – until I had my baby. Not everyone understands the breastfeeding mother and how hard it can be sometimes. A huge plus is the convenience of meeting online so there is no need to drive to a group. There is nothing better than getting to know other moms who all know exactly how you feel. Having an experienced IBCLC educating and supporting us is very helpful too”
Do I Need a Breastfeeding Consult
If you are experiencing any of the following “red flags” listed below, you will greatly benefit from a private consultation. Breastfeeding should not be hurting. Not on Day 1 or Day 2 or Day 3. Your baby should be gaining weight after the 4th day of life and be back to birthweight by the time he is 2 weeks old. If your baby is not gaining appropriately, you will want to seek help immediately.
It is not normal to feel the need to pump because you are so engorged or because breastfeeding is hurting so much. This typically indicates that your baby may not be latching on properly. Sometimes mothers need more help then they can get from pictures or a book. There is no need for you to be at home frustrated with breastfeeding. GET HELP!
Signs that breastfeeding is not going well
- Baby loses more than 10% of birthweight in the first 4 days.
- Baby continues to lose weight after the 4thday.
- Baby is not back to birthweight at 2 weeks old.
- Baby shows persistent hunger cues. Baby does not seem to be full
after most feedings at the breast.
- Breastfeedings that take an hour or longer with baby not seeming full.
- Your baby is either extremely fussy or excessively tired.
7 Your 4 day old baby has less than 4 soaking wet diapers and 3
quarter size yellow mustardy stools every 24 hours.
- Mom needs to supplement because baby is not getting enough at
breast, or she is not making enough to meet baby’s needs.
- Mom needs to pump because it is too painful to breastfeed.
- Mom needs to pump because she is not making enough milk.
Support for the Breastfeeding Mother
The average length of a lactation visit is 60 – 90 minutes. You can choose to meet with me at my home office or I will be happy to travel to your home.
What is the fee for a visit with the lactation consultant ?
Office visit ————————————————-$120.00
(If round trip mileage is less than 40 miles)
(If round trip mileage is between 40 and 60 miles)
(if round trip mileage is between 60 and 80 miles)
(if round trip mileage is between 80 and 100 miles)
(if round trip mileage is between 100 and 120 miles)
Monday-Friday appointments can be office or home visits
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9171 West Harmony Lane, Peoria, Arizona 85382
To schedule a Lactation Consult Call 623-252-2290 or
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What people are saying about Lori J. Isenstadt, IBCLC
“Lori is truly the Mercedes in the breastfeeding community 🙂 Lori was there on day 2 of my baby girl’s life. She asked me to demonstrate the feeding that my baby and I were sharing. After a close watch she suggested a change. That change saved both my breasts from pain and my baby from starvation! Lori will be there right after delivery for my future child”
“I would highly recommend Lori to anyone struggling with breastfeeding. Lori was extremely informative and made me feel comfortable and confident that we could improve our situation. She answered all my questions and made sure to follow up after the appointment with helpful information and videos. Thank you Lori!”
“I didn’t think I needed to take a breast feeding class because breast feeding is so natural. My doctor recommended Lori’s class to me and I’m glad she did. My husband and I had a one on one class/meeting due to my husbands crazy work schedule. Lori was super nice and made us feel so comfortable and answered any silly questions I had. She taught us tons, things I wouldn’t have even thought of. It was well worth the time and money!”
Advocating for the breastfeeding family.