Breastfeeding Support

Amy Peterson, Krista Maltais and Darcy Sauers are all Certified Lactation Counselors (CLC) through the Academy of Lactation Policy and Practice. Krista has earned the additional title of ALC (Advanced Lactation Consultant). They provide breastfeeding education and support both prenatally and during the postpartum period in a variety of settings.  Group workshops, in-hospital/birth center, and in-home classes or visits are available.

They are able to assist you in obtaining pain-free, efficient, nursing experiences, education about newborn hunger/satiation cues, and answer any questions or concerns you may have. They can also provide tips and education about expressing/pumping breast milk, breast milk storage, alternative feeding methods (bottle, cup, tube feeding, etc.), continuing breastfeeding while returning to work, and weaning. Their goal is to assist you in achieving your breastfeeding goals.

For more information or to schedule an appointment email the doulas

“Many women who give birth today in the United States have never observed a woman breast-feeding. They lack role models that were presumed for centuries. The doula can fill this role by providing breastfeeding instruction, guidance, and reassurance, thus validating and encouraging this innate process.”

Meyer, B.A., Arnold, J.A., & Pascali-Bonaro, D. (2001, September). Social Support by Doulas During Labor and the Early Postpartum Period. Hospital Physician.,61