International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC)
17 years of experience
Lives in Maynard, MA
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What's a visit with me like?
My visits are usually 1.5-2 hours and include measuring the baby's intake while nursing using a baby scale sensitive to 0.1 oz. I assist with all areas of breastfeeding, pumping, and supplementing; and provide guidance with any other parenting topics that come up. I provide a written care plan after the visit and send reports to the parent's and baby's health care providers. I am non-judgmental and my clients usually feel calm and relaxed during my visits. After a visit, I include unlimited support by call/text/email after the visit. Follow up visits are often helpful as well.
Describe your philosophy towards breastfeeding and feeding.
I support families in their feeding choices and help them develop a plan to meet their goals.
What is your favorite part of working with new parents and infants?
Getting to know the family and finding ways to help make feeding and parenting easier and more enjoyable.
Describe any particular areas of expertise related to feeding
After 17 years as an IBCLC there are few issues that I haven't helped with and I feel able to help with all areas of infant feeding. My specialties include helping families understand and use their baby's natural reflexes to make breastfeeding easier, building or reducing milk supply if needed, incorporating pumping and supplementing if needed, latch difficulties, and gassy/fussy babies.
“Michelle was thorough, patient, and very kind. She is very knowledgeable as she explored different reasons for my nursing difficulties. I really enjoyed my conversation!”
Vanessa, Virtual Visit – MA
“Michelle was fantastic and really helped me feel confident [baby] is getting enough milk. Weighing her before and after feeding was great. Also loved a few of the feeding techniques she shared to help us get away from using the shield.”
Cara, In-home visit, Melrose- MA