I can't help but start this blog post with a completely unrelated story about the question "What exactly happens on during a lactation consultation?'.
As a single (unmarried) lactation consultant in the dating scene, this was a question that "eligible-parties" seemed to love asking the moment I revealed what I did for a living. Almost verbatim, every single one of them would start off with "Ooooh, you mean, you're a lactation consultant, as in, you look at boobs all day?" (insert smirky gross pause). "So what exactly happens during a *lactation* consultation?" they would continue to ask, confident that they already knew the answer...
For a while, sharing what I did for a living early on during first-dates actually served as a qualifier. If he could handle the truth and maintain his curiosity professional, there might be a second date...but if he got anything close to pervvy, I'd suddenly fake getting an urgent consult request: "Bummer, I'm getting called to help drain an infected breast with a seeping nipple...gotta go!"..........
And that, my friends, is how this lactation consultant managed to remain single...
So, anyway, back to our regularly scheduled blog topic:
What exactly happens during a lactation consultation?
Well, if your lactation consultation is with moi...this is more or less what you can expect:
Before we meet, you'll schedule your appointment online. You'll receive a text from me confirming our appointment, then an email asking you to fill out forms. We may chat on the phone if you have time, then I'll usually see you same or next-day.
On my way to you, I'll usually send you a "Headed to you...see you soon!" text...or you'll come over to my cozy office and send me something similar. If either one of us is running behind, we check in with each other because, well...babies!
But wait. A few things to know about me before you have me as a guest in your home:
And then it all begins...
Now that you know what to expect from your time with me, I look super forward to supporting you and your sweet baby!
And I promise not to bring up infected breasts or seeping nipples (unless they're yours, of course...in which case we'll make sure to fix them).