Lactation services in Claremore
The winds of change are beginning to blow in the Claremore area for pregnant and newly postpartum families. While there aren’t as many options in Claremore for care providers as the larger cities like Tulsa, there have historically been even less options for Doulas and breastfeeding support. We at At First Sight Doula Services LLC are working to change that.
The options for breastfeeding support and education are growing with the addition of support groups on Facebook, birth and postpartum doula support from At First Sight Doula services, and breastfeeding classes starting in January of 2016.
Facilitating resources for the community to come together with encouragement and informational support is the first step in helping families to be confident with their new roles as parents. Nothing makes the postpartum period worse than feeling like you are alone or having no one to encourage you and tell you that you are doing a good job! Facebook groups like NE Oklahoma Breastfeeding Support and Expecting in Claremore are great resources for new families or anyone who feels like they need it.
Certified Lactation Counselor
While breastfeeding is acknowledged by the World Health Organization and other highly regarded medical communities as being the best option for mothers and babies, statistically most healthcare professionals only have about 3 hours of instructional time regarding breastfeeding. This lack of education leads to a lack in support to give the resources new mothers may require in order to be successful with their breastfeeding goals. The education a Certified Lactation Counselor receives consists of 45 hours of instruction and a comprehensive test to obtain the certification.
Postpartum doulas are trained to recognize normalcy. What this means is in addition to assisting with baby, household chores, light meals, and sibling care, and the family getting used to the new baby in general, we are able to help with breastfeeding issues and if something isn’t right, we are able to refer you to a specialist who may be able to help. However postpartum training coupled with CLC training will enable us to offer the specialized support we would otherwise refer out and our clients receive better more comprehensive care, and do it more quickly. If our clients need care beyond our ability to assist with, then we are able to refer them to a reputable IBCLC who’s training is even more advanced and is able to assist with things like medical diagnosis’.
Breastfeeding support services and classes
We are excited to be offering personalized, in home Certified Lactation counseling services for when baby is born as well as prenatal breastfeeding classes to prepare for breastfeeding, in both Claremore and Tulsa beginning in 2016. These resources are meant to set you up for success to achieve the goals you have for yourself whatever they may be.
If you are in Claremore, Verdigris, Catoosa, Owasso, Pryor, Chelsea, Foyil, or any other of the many surrounding communities and you are in need of support or educational resources for breastfeeding, childbirth, postpartum care, placenta encapsulation, or any of our other comprehensive services contact us today. We are here to support mothers, babies, and families to meet their goals and have satisfying experiences.