New to IDA is the inclusion of lactation support, provided in your home, when it’s needed the most. Angela Swieter, IBCLC, RN (owner of Basking Babies) is an internationally board-certified lactation consultant who helps not only prepare for the breastfeeding experience but also meets with you in your home as soon as possible to assess the baby’s nutritional needs. Angela is a medical professional who can assess lip/tongue ties, milk transfer, latch, sore nipples, etc. She also specializes in feeding multiples, pumping for working moms, and when to introduce solids.
Angela will help you step-by-step prepare for your breastfeeding journey by learning about your goals and helping you meet them. Together with you, her in-home consultation will address your baby’s latch and positioning, how much baby is transferring at the breast, and any issues or questions you have. Angela concludes her service to you by following up via phone, text, or email a few days after her visit and again after a few weeks.