“How will you be able to help me if you can’t see me in-person? Don’t you have to look at the latch?”
There’s no question that seeing someone in person is great! However I have been doing virtual consultations for over 7 years now and have fine-tuned the art of offering breastfeeding support this way! If there was one thing I’d like to yell on my rooftop across the world it’s, “The look of the latch does not matter!” I could be completely blind and still be able to do this work. Why? Because 99.9% of the time when I look at a baby breastfeeding, it is just confirming everything the mother has already noticed and has told me. Also, my perspective on how it looks is irrelevant. The latch could look “great” but you are still experiencing pain. HOWEVER, yes of course there will be times where watching a breastfeed is helpful as it gives visual confirmation of what’s going on, and sometimes I notice things such as loss of suction when feeding. You can send a short video of your baby prior to the consultation so I can have a visual.
Does my breastfeeding child have to be with me during the consultation?
Totally up to you! Either way is fine. As mentioned above, if you’d like me to see your child breastfeed, sending a video prior to the consultation works best as you can capture what you’d like me to see and your baby doesn’t have to feed at a certain time.
“I need a lot of help! Can you be on-call for me?” For those of you who have a lot going on and will need ongoing help over time, I offer the “Mega Milk Meg Support!” option. This includes access to 4 of my BOOBinars (breastfeeding webinars) of your choice, a 30 minute consultation each week for 4 weeks, out of office hours email support and my 3 ebooks! I only take 3 Mega Milk Meg clients each month. HEAD HERE for info on this.