If you are planning on breastfeeding, which by the way is the best nutritious, developmentally sound way to feed your baby, then plan to meet with a lactation consultant BEFORE you birth.
This is a learning process for both you and baby, becoming stressed, frustrated and confused can be a realization after coming home from the hospital (especially if there is not much support ie other family members)
Aside from lactation consultants, post-partum doulas are also trained to assist with lactation.
List from Le Leche League site:
When: 4 p.m. on the second Saturday of each month
Where: Kalaheo – Malama Na Keiki O Kaua’i, 2469-C Puu Rd (on the Jervis Tract Road near Kalaheo Inn) · Map
Details: Please email Leader for further directions or with any questions.
When: This group is not currently meeting.
Where: Please call a leader directly for breastfeeding assistance.
When: 4th Thursday of the month
Where: Please contact leader for time and directions
Julee Portner Benzaken, 808-222-8410 (IBCLC), Certified Lactation Educator (CLE), communication and feeding specialist (MS, CCC-SLP). I have been working with pregnant and breastfeeding moms, infants and children for many years. Opening a private practice with private prenatal breastfeeding education classes for expecting moms/couples as well as in-home lactation consultations.
Deborah Dominici RN, IBCLC,CLC, RLC
In private practice since may 2015, has over 30 years as an OBGYN Nurse and 17 years as an IBCLC
“Babies Breast Friend” 808-292-4232
Lisa Mahla; 808-285-8006; firstname.lastname@example.org
Tammy Uva; 672-5399; 225-0668
LLL Central O’ahu Group
- Honolulu: 5:30 p.m. on the 2nd Thursday of the month. Support people are welcome at this meeting.
- Windward: 9:30 a.m. on the 4th Wednesday of the month
Where: Please follow our Facebook page for meeting locations.
Hilo- Jeanie Flood; 974-7762
Kona- Rachel Struempf; 325-3055
Mari Lai; Kona Community Hospital; 322-4482
When: Please call a leader for details.
Where: Please call a leader for details.
When: October 12, November 8, and December 12 at 10:00 a.m.
Where: The Neighborhood Place (Girl Scout Service Center) · 16-105 Opukahaia Street · Kea’au · Map