Virtual Counselling for Exclusively Pumping Moms
Please note: At this time I can only offer counselling to residents of Canada or the United States.
Exclusively pumping moms have a very special place in my heart. December 2002 my first baby was born, a 31 week preemie, and that started my experience exclusively pumping, which I ended up doing for a year. Since that time, and specifically after publishing my book, Exclusively Pumping Breast Milk in 2004, I have been supporting exclusively pumping women. Exclusively pumping moms require special support and information specific to their situation. Since latch is not relevant, and a baby's role is limited, virtual support for exclusively pumping moms is ideal and can help with a wide variety of concerns: how to establish supply, how to increase supply, determining an appropriate pumping schedule, how to reduce supply if you have oversupply, how to overcome soreness, how to wean, and many other areas of interest and concern.
What you can expect: As with in-person counselling, my role as a breastfeeding counsellor is to inform and support you, helping you meet your goals. At this time, virtual support will be conducted over the phone or via email. After arranging for a time to speak by phone or requesting email support, I will send you a form for you to fill out with a series of questions intended to gain background on your situation and concerns. This will ensure our consultation time is spent on solutions--and answering your questions. You will also be given payment instructions, and payment for the counselling session must be made prior to the beginning of the consultation. (At this time, payments can only be accepted through PayPal.)
Telephone support: Telephone counselling sessions are 30 minutes in length and email support is included for two weeks after your consultation. Followup email support is intended to clarify information, report on changes or progress, and ask related questions. New concerns or questions that aren't related to your initial consultation may require a new consultation fee.
Email support: If you prefer to communicate through email, I will respond to your initial email questions and concerns and provide followup email communication for a period of two weeks. As with telephone counselling sessions, followup email support is intended to clarify information, report on changes or progress, and ask related questions. New concerns or questions that aren't related to your initial consultation may require a new consultation fee.
Fee: $50 CAD for a 30 minute phone/Skype consultation and two weeks email support. Please contact me to arrange an appointment for virtual support.
I'm normally available for phone counselling between 9:30am-2:30pm EST Monday to Friday. Other times may also be arranged depending on my availability. For email counselling, anytime is good!
Please contact me to arrange for a time that is convenient for you, and don't hesitate to email if you have any questions about breastfeeding/exclusively pumping counselling.
Once you've scheduled an appointment and I've confirmed the time, please make payment through PayPal using the PayPal link to the right.