Many books will tell you that breast/chest feeding is the most natural thing in the world. For many though breast/chest feeding can be extremely challenging. Gemma herself knows these challenges and after her own breastfeeding experience wanted to train and certify so she could help other parents understand how lactation works and what to look for in identifying a successful feed. Gemma underwent the 90 hours of formal training and completed the additional 30 hours of in person practice to certify. Since certifying in 2018, Gemma has been helping parents through their lactation journey and continues to keep up to date on new techniques and lactation practices.
What You Can Expect From Gemma in Her Lactation Counselor Session
- A calm and supporting demeanor
- NO judgment or pressure
- Evidence based information to help resolve issues and support continued lactation
- Expertise in the lactation process, positioning, and problem solving
- An action plan to help guide parents through the comings days after the session
Unfortunately at this time Gemma does not accept insurance but many HSA accounts will cover this service. Reach out to your provider for more information. In person lactation service is offered throughout Montgomery County, MD and Prince Georges County, MD and Arlington and Fairfax County VA. Virtual appointments are available globally.