Home Visit consultation
I will come to your home. Getting assistance in your own home can make a big difference. A typical home-visit consultation has a 30 minute arrival window-- because we're providing home-based, individualized care it sometimes take a little extra time! Sometimes there's traffic or a large distance between clients which can also cause delay.
How to Prepare for your home visit...
Well first off I do not expect you to clean and tidy the house, or bake, in fact I expect to see new Mums in their pyjamas!!!
Baby will need to feed during the visit in order for me to fully assess what is going on, so if you are giving baby some supplements please hold off on this before the scheduled visit.
It is helpful to have your partner or parent/sister/friend present to help with other children or pets - though I am pretty flexible on this - I do want to give you value by being totally present for you and baby.
It's also valuable to have your partner present to hear the information being imparted, new mothers sometimes have problems taking in new information - it is a biological norm so don't worry about it as I will give you notes anyway.
I usually ask parents to strip baby down to his/her nappy so that I can better make an assessment of the baby's behaviour at breast and otherwise.
Think about where you want the consultation to take place, in the bedroom? or family room? I am easy with either, I am used to climbing on beds to help and also used to searching around for items that will help with getting a more comfortable position.
Questions I will ask DURING A CONSULTATION will include information on: