Colorado Breastfeeding Help

Practical Lactation Support for Colorado Families

Breastfeeding is all natural, but that doesn't mean it's always easy. My goal is to help make nursing easier, comfortable, and more efficient for you and your baby. An in-home consultation includes

  • a thorough health history of both you and your baby
  • observation and assessment of a nursing session
  • weighing the baby
  • as needed, gentle examination of you and your baby.
  • I allow plenty of time for you to share concerns, insights, and questions you may have. After exploring the whats and whys of your situation, we will work together to develop a practical strategy to make nursing work for you, your baby, and your unique situation. 


My Philosophy: Parents have an intuition to feed and care for their babies, but breastfeeding is also a learned behavior. Many parents have little to no up-close exposure to breastfeeding before their own baby is born, and most lack an extensive support network of experienced breastfeeding peers. Babies are born hardwired with a desire and ability to feed, however, for a variety of both health and cultural reasons, that innate drive and skill may be impeded. It is essential that lactation support honors these biological needs and abilities of both mother and child, while providing compassionate, practical support to help overcome any difficulties the pair may be facing. 


Lactation support must be accessible, both logistically and financially for all families. For this reason, I primarily visit clients in their own home, provide services on a sliding scale to all families, and am also available for both classes and consultations on skype.

 
 
 
 

What Can an IBCLC Help With?

Sometimes a breastfeeding parent and baby just need a few minor adjustments to make breastfeeding smooth sailing. Other times, feeding needs a full overhaul. In either case, a consultation is a great first step to help get you where you want to be.


Some of the situations that may benefit by a visit with an IBCLC include: painful latch, sore nipples, low milk supply (not enough milk), over supply (too much milk), engorgement, jaundice, slow infant growth, baby who won't latch or is fussy at the breast, baby that is "nursing all the time" and never seems satisfied, prematurity, twins, triplets, exclusive pumping, colic, reflux, food allergies or sensitivities, mastitis, plugged ducts, thrush, tongue tie, relactation, feeding challenges related to infant health, cleft lip or palate, previous breast or chest surgery, return to work, sleep issues related to feeding, and weaning. I also have a special interest in working with families who are interested in induced lactation or breastfeeding without birthing (adoption, surrogacy, LGBTQIA+, and other families with a non-gestational parent who would like to breast/chestfeed). 


To ask a question, or for help deciding if you would benefit from a consultation, contact me at 720-355-4508. You can read more about lactation consultations here.

 

Ginny Kooyman, IBCLC, CLC

I have been working alongside new families since 2003. I began working with families during pregnancy and childbirth, but my passion for lactation grew after seeing the impact my work with new parents had on establishing nursing relationships that often lasted for years. 


I began working exclusively in lactation support when I became a Certified Lactation Counselor in 2012 and I have been an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant since 2015. I am certified as a Breastfeeding Without Birthing Instructor. I am a volunteer with La Leche League International and the International Rescue Committee. When not working with new families, I keep busy with my own clan of four sweet kiddos.