My name is Susan Dauer. I 've been a nurse for 21 years. I started my career on an adult medical floor and then once I started thinking about having kids of my own, I decided to switch to a mother-baby unit to have a better sense of how to care for newborns. Even with all my experience as a floor nurse on the mother-baby unit, I still struggled with breastfeeding my first child. It was not a smooth road. Looking back, I wish I had asked for more help. That is inspired me to become an IBCLC (International Board Certified Lactation Consultant).
I got certified as an IBCLC in 2011. Since then, I have worked both inpatient on the mother-baby unit and outpatient with mom's after they are discharged from the hospital. As new mom's we put so much pressure on ourselves and sometimes jeopardize our own emotional and physical health along the way. If your breastfeeding journey isn't going as you had hoped, I'd love to help. My goal is to help new moms reach their individual breastfeeding goals, whether that is 1 month or 1 year!
A private prenatal consultation, prior to the baby's arrival, will help answer any questions you may have. We will review what to expect the first few days and have a plan in place to make the transition to motherhood & breastfeeding as stress free as possible.
I highly recommend this for everyone but especially mothers of twins or anyone with a history of breastfeeding difficulty with their previous children.
These appointments are typically 60 minutes.
Virtual Consults are available so you can get all your breastfeeding questions answered from the comfort of your home. These appointments are typically 60 minutes.
Common topics are: returning to work, pumping & flange fitting, storing breastmilk, weaning breastfeeding and much more.
(These appointments are not recommended for latch or infant weight loss issues. A full in-person evaluation is recommended in these situations)
Initial consults last approximately 1.5 hours and include:
full maternal & baby assessment, pre/post feeding weights with a professional medical grade baby scale, pump review, assessment & feeding plan provided to you at the end of each consultation.
Common issues are: sore nipples, plugged ducts, engorgement, mastitis, latch & positioning challenges, low milk supply or oversupply, infant oral issues like tongue-ties, pumping & flange fitting, etc.
Follow up appointments last approximately 60 minutes.
These appointments are in-depth and typically last 1.5 hours. For twins the cost is $250 for a 2 hour appointment.
These appointments are for established clients and last approximately 60 minutes.
These appointments are done via "google meet" and typically last 60 minutes.
These appointments are approximately 60 minutes.
Click the link below to see if your appointment is in-network & covered by your insurance. Most insurance companies cover a lactation consultation. https://go.lactationnetwork.com/BreastfeedNHRNLactationConsultantServices
Itemized receipt/Superbill provided for you to submit to your insurance company for reimbursement.
Service Areas include: Southern New Hampshire & Northern Massachusetts