As an IBCLC, Sara Newman is uniquely qualified to provide hands-on support to nursing mothers.
Nursing should never hurt, and contrary to common belief, you do not need to "toughen" your nipples. In a consult, we address common questions and include an assessment of intake using a specialized scale and correction of problems involving latch.
A good Lactation Consultant's only agenda is to make sure that mothers achieve their personal goals in feeding, whether that includes exclusive breast feeding or a combination of breast and bottle. Each session is individually tailored to ensure that a mother feels confident and comfortable.
In-home sessions last approximately 1.5-2 hours and insurance forms are provided for reimbursement purposes. Back to Work Sessions are also available on the phone for no extra charge to anyone who books an in-home Breastfeeding Support session.
Sara D. Newman worked with thousands of women and done extensive research on the pumping and breastfeeding rates of mothers who go back to work within the first year of having a baby. Using the knowledge gained from this extensive clinical experience, Sara will work with you to help you meet your feeding goals, while transitioning back to work.
A Back to Work session generally includes a discussion of child-care options (i.e. nanny versus daycare), and limitations and benefits of both. We will work out a pumping and feeding schedule based on the family's work schedule and come up with appropriate times and, if required, locations, for a mother to pump milk. These sessions also include working with a pump to ensure it is operating appropriately. We will discuss types of bottles and nipples, and proper bottle feeding techniques. For babies who have never taken a bottle, this session also includes tips and tricks to help make the transition easier for parents and caregivers.
Sessions last approximately 1.5 hours and insurance forms are provided for reimbursement purposes. Back to work phone consults are also available at no extra charge for those who have paid for an in-person Breastfeeding Support session.
This training course focuses on how to provide emergency care for injured or ill children (ages one to twelve) and infants less than one year old. Participants learn about the types of medical emergencies that children face, and how to render aid to an infant or child with a life-threatening emergency such as choking or cardiac arrest. Participants practice with dolls so that they can be comfortable with their skills.
Sessions last approximately 2 hours and detailed handouts are provided to all participants as a reference sheet. Classes can be arranged privately and there is special discounted pricing available to groups of 6-10.
You've read the books and know everything about the baby...until it's born. Infants can be confusing and it can be overwhelming to sort through all the advice and figure out what works for your family.
Each family is unique and develops their own style of parenting. Sara D. Newman can help you with the basics (bathing, swaddling, diaper changes, etc) as well as guide you through the issues that may be more challenging, such as setting up a routine for sleep, how to get out of the house with a newborn, and much more.
All of the advice is evidence-based and tailored to help make your family feel confident and comfortable.
Sessions are scheduled on an as-needed basis and length of time varies.
This class is designed to empower mothers (and their partners) by giving them a roadmap through the early days of breastfeeding. In this class, we use dolls to practice different positions so that a mother feels comfortable holding her baby. We discuss the science behind breastfeeding and milk production and discuss various myths and facts surrounding breastfeeding.
Sessions last approximately 1.5-2 hours and insurance forms are provided for reimbursement purposes. This classes can be arranged privately or for groups of up to 6 people.
The arrival of a human baby does not mean you need to rehome your four-legged baby. At D is for Doula, we work with you and your pet to help ease feelings of jealousy and competition. Whether you need to teach your pet basic commands or eliminate problem behaviors before the baby arrives, we can help every member of your family get ready for the new addition. There is a lot of misinformation on the internet and even well-meaning trainers are often unable to properly prepare a pet for a new baby in the family. As an experienced dog trainer and doula, Sara is in the unique position of understanding the needs of both the pet and the infant and can devise a training program and/or orchestrate the first interaction between your pet and baby in order to maximize the likelihood of a positive and loving bond that will continue as your child and pet grow up together.
Even before your baby arrives, Sara can help you eliminate annoying or unwanted behaviors (separation anxiety, barking/whining, jumping, etc) so that your entry into the postpartum period is as stress free as possible. Using only positive reinforcement and gentle training techniques, Sara can get your pet ready for the arrival of the newest pack member.* *No matter how gentle you believe your pet to be, pets should never be left unsupervised with a baby for any reason.
Sessions last approximately one hour and are scheduled to take place in your home.
All services are offered on an individual basis or in a group setting. Group classes can be hosted in the location of your choice or in a location supplied by D is for Doula. Classes are capped at 10 people in all circumstances Discounted pricing is available for groups of 6-10, hosted by the client.