Gaea Breastfeeding Center is your one stop for everything breastfeeding and lactation related!
1200 High Ridge Road in Stamford, CT
I officially teamed up with my friend and colleague Carrie Dean, IBCLC, LMT, CST of MamaBear to provide office visits over a year ago. Gaea Breastfeeding Center offers a full spectrum of Lactation services in our comfortable and welcoming offices. An office consultation offers advantages to you. You will enjoy a lower cost and receive the same care and follow up that I provide in a home consultation.
Gaea Breastfeeding Center offers Prenatal Consultations which prepare you for what to expect and are tailored specifically to your history and situation. We offer comprehensive Lactation consultations with your baby and follow up consultations as needed to provide a continuum of care. We offer bottle feeding, pumping, flange fitting and weaning consultations.
We feel very strongly that access to accurate breastfeeding education is critical and therefore we
provide monthly Prenatal breastfeeding Classes.
Gaea Breastfeeding Center has you covered from pregnancy through your lactation journey. When you choose Gaea Breastfeeding Center you benefit from the knowledge of both Carrie Dean and Cathy Walker. Our skills complement each other and together we have been able to provide a higher level of care to our clients. Carrie Dean, IBCLC, CST has an extensive background in massage including therapuetic breast massage. She is skilled at providing Craniosacral therapy to infants in addition to her lactation expertise. Carrie's knowledge combined with my own in Obstetric nursing, a masters in nursing education and many years of lactation experience empowers you with a powerful team!
What to expect at an Office Lactation Consultation:
A thorough health history of the mother and baby and prior breastfeeding/lactation experiences.
I will evaluate the breastfeeding relationship and address your concerns and questions. Education related to breastfeeding and handling breastfeeding challenges will be covered.
A breastfeeding specific exam of lactating parent and assessment of the baby/babies is included.
A pre-breastfeeding weight of your baby and a post-breastfeeding weight are included to evaluate adequate transfer of breast milk.
An observation of a complete breastfeeding session.
A breastfeeding care plan will be developed with your input and goals.
If applicable, a bottle feeding session will be evaluated with recommendations for improved bottle skills.
A written summary of my evaluation and care plan is provided with written recommendations.
Collaboration with health care providers involved in your care.
How to prepare for your Office Lactation Consultation
It's easy to prepare! Just a few thoughts.
If you would like to have a flange fitting, please bring your pump and all it's parts & power cable.
Consider bringing pumped milk or formula as this can often be helpful during consultations.
If you plan to breastfeed at the visit, please don't feed your baby 1 1/2 hr to 2 hours before your appointment.
If your baby is hungry as you are about to leave home, breastfeed briefly or give a small amount of milk so that your baby is not too unsettled.
The office is located at 1200 High Ridge Road in Stamford, CT
2nd floor, c/o Humanly, office #10
The office is conveniently located right off the Merritt Parkway
There is a handicap accessible entrance available
Plenty of parking available in any unmarked spot