Breastfeeding & Early Mothering


1:1 Consultations

Your little one has arrived and amidst the excitement of settling in with your new bundle, questions and challenges often arise:

Breastfeeding started alright in the hospital, why is it so uncomfortable now?

Baby is waking frequently through the night & sleeping a lot through the day ~ are her days & nights mixed up?

Baby isn’t pooping as regularly as I thought he would & his poop looks strange ~ what’s healthy?

I’m noticing daily shifts in my mood ~ some days are good, other days, I just don’t want to get out of bed.

New health concerns have popped up (or previous health concerns have gotten worse) since baby arrived.

There are so many choices I need to make for Baby & so much information out there, how do I make the right choice?

Mom & Baby consultations were designed to support Mamas with Babies up to 12 months of age. These sessions consider the influence that Mama & Baby have on one another’s health during that first year.

Breastfeeding & Early MotheringWhat to Expect

During your first visit, we’ll review your full health histories (Mama’s & Baby’s) and current health concerns and explore the possible underlying causes of those concerns. We’ll also get you both started on your unique treatments plans, including gentle natural therapeutics, designed to safely support your health goals.

During subsequent visits, we’ll review your progress and adjust your treatment plan, as needed.

An additional benefit to our consultations together ~ they allow for plenty of time to explore answers to all of your health & mothering questions ~ from reliable sources and support in connecting with your unique inner wisdom.

Consultation Fees for Mom & Baby Visits

Initial Consultation (up to 90 minutes) $225

Follow Up Consultations (up to 60 minutes) $150

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Breastfeeding & Mothering Support Drop-In

Mothering is filled with new experiences – joyful & challenging – expected & unexpected.

Sometimes it feels like we have more questions than answers.

Today, it’s so easy to access information, from experts and others – it can be overwhelming.

The Nourishing Mamas Breastfeeding & Mothering Support is about informed, intuitive mothering – providing you with solid, reliable information and support for (re)connecting with your own inner wisdom, so you feel confident in the choices you make for your family. Stay tuned for new weekly sessions being introduced in the Moncton area.

 

Breastfeeding Workshops

This series of includes sessions for pregnant women, preparing for breastfeeding and others for new mamas looking for additional support with breastfeeding, infant nutrition and maintaining their own health during the early years of mothering. All of them aim to ease stress & overwhelm, so you can focus on being the mama that you want to be. We can arrange 1:1 consultations or gather a group of women for a workshop-style session.

There are sessions for pregnant women, preparing for breastfeeding and others for new mamas who are looking for additional support with breastfeeding, infant nutrition and maintaining their own health during the early years of mothering. All of them aim to ease stress & overwhelm, so you can focus on being the mama that you want to be.

Workshop Session Summaries

For New Mamas – whether for the 1st, 2nd or 5th time! Nursing infants welcome at all sessions.

  1. Nourishing Mama: Maintaining Health & Energy in the Early Years – optimizing nutrition, sleep and activity and minimizing the effects of stress
  2. Let’s Talk About Food, Baby: Introducing Solids to Your Infant – signs baby is ready for solid foods, healthy options for food introduction, baby led weaning
  3. Back to Work & Breastfeeding: To Wean or Not to Wean? – benefits of continued breastfeeding upon return to work, support for balancing work and breastfeeding

Individual sessions – for a Mama & one support person – are available. Contact the clinic to arrange a time – 506-382-1560.

Prefer a group setting? Know other Mamas who’d be interested?

I’m happy to provide the sessions in your home, for groups of five or more. Contact me (clinic[at]vitalitynaturalhealth.ca) for details.

Audios & Videos:

Progressive Relaxation

This free (9 minute) mp3 audio guides you through the practice of Progressive Relaxation, one of my favourite ways to release tension in the body and experience relaxation. It’s a great practice for releasing the stress of the day. And, taking time for Progressive Relaxation as you are getting ready for bed allows for a more restful sleep. (Click ‘Progressive Relaxation’ to listen.)

Healing Breath

This free mp3 audio guides you through a brief breathing practice that can be easily integrated into a busy life.  By taking a few minutes to practice the Healing Breath, a few times a day, you will experience more calm and relaxation, allowing for more energy and enhanced connection with your wise inner self. (Click ‘Healing Breath’ to listen. Background Music Credit: Deva Premal, Om Hraum Mitraya and Om Namah Shivaya)

Fever: Friend or Foe?

Fever Picture

Fever in a child often creates fear and worry for parents and is one of the most common reasons they seek medical advice.  In this video, you’ll (re)discover the natural wisdom of fever, when it’s necessary to see your doctor and some gentle, natural tools you can use for managing fever and helping your little one feel better.