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Breastfeeding

International Board Certified Lactation Consultant located in Miami, FL

Breastfeeding

About Breastfeeding

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), breastfeeding remains the gold standard for infant feeding and nutrition. Unfortunately, it isn’t always an easy process. Serving the Miami, Florida, community through telehealth and home visits, Latched’s international board-certified lactation consultant, Annalis de Armas, RN, IBCLC, provides breastfeeding guidance and support to parents. She offers tailored solutions for breastfeeding positions, specific concerns, milk supply issues, weaning, and more. Check your insurance coverage and use the online booking tool to schedule a breastfeeding consultation.

Breastfeeding Q&A

What is breastfeeding?

Breastfeeding provides essential nutrients for your baby. Deciding whether to breastfeed is one of the most important decisions you can make for your baby’s well-being and development. It involves feeding your baby with your breast milk, which contains a blend of nutrients tailored to their specific needs. 

What are the benefits of breastfeeding?

Breastfeeding offers many benefits for you and your baby, including:

  • Optimal nutrition
  • Immune system support
  • Improved digestive health
  • Bonding
  • Convenience and cost-effectiveness
  • Reduced allergies
  • Postpartum care for you
  • Long-term health benefits

According to the American Pregnancy Association, breastfeeding also helps protect your baby against colds and viruses, ear infections, respiratory illnesses, and Type 2 diabetes.

Does breast milk go through different stages in breastfeeding?

Breast milk has three distinct stages:

Colostrum

Colostrum, the initial stage of breast milk, is rich in antibodies and nutrients, providing crucial support to your newborn’s immune system. It’s usually yellowish and thick. 

Transitional milk

Transitional milk follows colostrum and lasts for about two weeks. It includes contains a higher calorie content and more fat than colostrum.

Mature milk

Mature milk is about 90% water and 10% proteins, fats, and carbohydrates, keeping your baby nourished and hydrated.

Are there different breastfeeding positions?

Latched can help you master the most effective breastfeeding positions for your baby, including:

Cradle hold

This position comfortably supports your baby’s head in the crook of your arm while they latch onto your breast for a secure feeding experience.

Lying on your side

Lying on your side allows you and your baby to enjoy a relaxed breastfeeding experience, which is particularly beneficial for nighttime feedings.

Laid-back position

During this position, you recline comfortably, letting your baby naturally find your breast and initiate a comfortable latch.

Football hold

Latched can assist you in perfecting the football hold, where your baby is tucked under your arm like a football, providing you with better visibility and control.

When should I wean my baby from breastfeeding?

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends continuing to breastfeed your baby after their first birthday if possible. Once you and your baby decide it’s time to start weaning — moving from breastfeeding to other nourishment sources — Latched can provide personalized advice and resources to ensure a smooth transition.

Call Latched today or use the online booking tool to schedule a telehealth consultation or home visit with an international board-certified lactation consultant.

How It Works

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Baby Care Class


With Latched, our Baby Care Class provides parents with essential knowledge and information about newborn care. The class covers topics such as, what to expect in the hospital, feeding, diapering, bathing, soothing techniques, and infant health and safety. By attending our class, parents will gain confidence in their ability to care for their baby's basic needs. This class may be enjoyed by a single couple or can include the whole family, it's up to you!

What's Included: • Two hour baby care class instructed by a Registered Nurse
• CPR & Choking recommendations • Latched baby care book with detailed topics
• Latched CPR & choking demo baby to practice • Latched demo baby to practice
• Swaddle • Diaper

Pricing: • Baby Care Class: $300 for 1 couple or 2 people
• Add another couple for $50.00 • Max amount of 6 couples or 12 people
• Contact us for larger groups
Travel Fee: Greater than 20 miles $25.00
Prenatal Lactation Consult

A prenatal lactation consultation is highly recommended for parents-to-be as it provides essential knowledge and support to prepare for successful breastfeeding. During the consultation, parents can learn about proper latch and positioning, understand how to assess if their baby is getting enough milk, and address any concerns or challenges they may have. The lactation consultant can provide personalized guidance based on the parent's unique circumstances, such as inverted nipples or previous breast surgery. By taking a prenatal lactation consultation with Latched, parents can gain confidence, establish breastfeeding goals, and create a plan for a positive breastfeeding experience from the very beginning.

What's Included:
• One hour prenatal lactation consultation by an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant
• Help with personalized birth plan
• Latched prenatal book with detailed topics not included

Pricing: • Initial prenatal lactation consult: $250.00
• Follow Up Consultations $175.00
• Check your insurance coverage
• Hospital visit $200.00 not covered by insurance
Travel Fee: Greater than 20 miles $25.00
Postnatal Lactation Consult 

A postnatal lactation consultation is highly beneficial for parents who may be experiencing difficulties with breastfeeding or need guidance on various aspects of lactation. The lactation consultant at Latched can provide valuable support and advice on addressing latching difficulties, ensuring a good milk supply, and using proper breastfeeding positions to optimize comfort and milk transfer. They can also offer strategies to manage engorgement, alleviate sore nipples, and troubleshoot common breastfeeding challenges. Additionally, a postnatal lactation consultation can provide assistance and guidance on weaning when the time comes. Overall, this consultation can be instrumental in helping parents overcome obstacles and establish a successful and enjoyable breastfeeding journey.

What's Included: • One hour postnatal lactation consultation by an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant

Pricing: • Initial postnatal lactation consult: $250.00
• Follow Up Consultations $175.00
• Check your insurance coverage
• Hospital visit $200.00 not covered by insurance
Travel Fee: Greater than 20 miles $25.00

Packages


PRE LATCHED PACKAGE
What's Included: 
• Baby Care Class    • Prenatal Lactation Consultation
Pricing:
•$400
THE LATCHED PACKAGE
What's Included: • Baby care class
• Prenatal lactation consultPostnatal lactation consult
Pricing:
•$650
• Does not include the "added coupled" for baby care class
THE LIQUID GOLD PACKAGE
What's Included: • Prenatal lactation consultPostnatal lactation consult.
Pricing: •$400 •Packages not covered by insurance Travel Fee: Greater than 20 miles $25.00

The Liquid Gold Package 2.0
What is included :
Initial visit
3 follow up visits
Pricing:
$650.00