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Parenthood is filled with surprises. It starts the moment you bring your baby home and you are filled with questions, anxiety, and excitement.  It continues as your baby grows up. And one thing almost every parent struggles with is how to help your child sleep independently and peacefully so that the entire family is well rested and happy. The sleep consulting and postpartum services offered by Tender Transitions can help your family through this early phase of parenting.

 

You may find yourself asking any of these parenting questions:

  • What does my baby’s cry mean?
  • What temperature should her bath be?
  • How do I know if he is getting enough breastmilk or formula?
  • How do I help my baby or child sleep in their own crib or bed?
  • When will my child be able to sleep longer?
  • Why will my baby only sleep when I hold him?
  • How do I help my toddler to stay in her bed all night?

And I know you have more questions than these! As your postpartum doula, lactation counselor or sleep consultant, I will get you the answers you need!

Private Sleep Consulting

Sleep is one of the most important factors in determining your long-term health – even more important than nutrition, exercise, or heredity. So if your child isn’t sleeping  well, everyone in your family is at risk for things like:

  • Depression or extreme exhaustion
  • Lower productivity during the day at work, school, or at home with your children
  • Resentment and frustration between you and your spouse or partner; which many times leads to sleeping in separate bedrooms

As a certified sleep consultant I get the pleasure of helping you figure out a new way to achieve better sleep for your children if the current approach isn’t working. I work one-on-one with you to develop a customized sleep plan specific to your needs and challenges. I have multiple options of sleep plans to fit your  comfort level and I take a gentle approach in helping you teach your child to develop their own sleep strategies. Give me a call for a free 20 minute phone consultation!

Watch a video about my sleep consulting created through a partnership with Parents.com

Postpartum Doula Support

When everyday tasks become daunting with a new baby and you need answers to your questions, a postpartum doula guides you through the transition into parenthood. As your postpartum doula I am only an arm’s reach away to answer your questions, provide evidence-based information, encourage you to follow your intuition, and ensure you are getting what you need in the areas of rejuvenation, nutrition, and hydration.

Research shows that parents with a strong support network, especially one that includes a postpartum doula, experience

  • increased self-confidence
  • decreased postpartum depression
  • greater breastfeeding success

Hiring a postpartum doula in the first weeks following the birth of your baby or babies can lead to a more joyful, calm, and rewarding experience for you. Set up free 20 minute phone consultation to discuss how I can help you transition into the next phase of your family!

Lactation Support

It’s clear based on evidence and research that breastmilk is the best nutrition for your baby. But often what comes along with your desire to breastfeed your child is a long list of questions about how to be successful at it and what your baby needs. Many common questions include

  • How often should I breastfeed my baby?
  • Why am I having pain before, during, or after a breastfeeding session?
  • How do I ensure I have a good milk supply for my baby?

As a lactation counselor I am qualified to answer these questions to ensure a good start to this breastfeeding relationship between mom and baby. I help new moms with things like baby positioning and ensure a good latch, increasing milk supply, and understanding your baby’s hunger cues. A lactation professional is a necessary asset in the first weeks and months while establishing good breastfeeding habits. If you are looking for help or education on breastfeeding, give me a call to set up a lactation visit!

My training in all of these areas – postpartum doula, lactation counselor (CLC), and sleep consultant – has been completed through the most well-respected certification organizations in each of these areas. I pride myself in serving my families with the utmost professionalism, integrity, and genuine care for them as they experience the rewards and challenges of parenthood. Take a look around my website for more information about my services, local and national resources, and read success stories of many of my previous clients!

 

 

Let's Get Acquainted!

I want to know what you or your baby/child are struggling with so let's chat! I bet I can help. Schedule your free, no-obligation 20-minute phone call to see if we are a good fit.

Many thanks to Megan Crown Photography for providing the images on this site.