International Board Certified

Lactation Support

Breastfeeding Chestfeeding Pumping Bottles Solids Weaning

Oh My!


You May Want to Call If...

you are concerned about your milk supply
baby is not regaining birth weight
you have sore, damaged nipples
your baby does not latch
your baby cries all the time
 your baby sleeps all the time
you feel as if baby is not getting enough
 you want guidance on pumping, storing and bottle feeding
you need to take medication, get a scan, have surgery
you are are going back to work or school
want to balance breastfeeding and formula use
you are ready to start solids
you have weaning questions
you are adopting
you want to induce lactation
you just need to talk to a trusted someone

What comes to mind when you think about breastfeeding?  Is it rainbows and unicorns of sweet, cherub babies nursing blissfully to sleep while you gaze lovingly into baby's eyes?  Or maybe it is fraught with a crying baby who refuse to latch or doesn't latch well causing lots of damage while you grit your teeth with tears running down your cheeks?  Or maybe somewhere in between?  Were you told breastfeeding hurts and you just have to put up with it for 6 weeks and then all will be well? 

Some babies latch right on after birth with only the occasional bump in the road.  Other babies need more patience and guidance until everything falls into place for them, then they are well on their way. And then add in knowing if baby is getting enough, gaining enough weight, having enough wet and dirty diapers, clearing jaundice, how to  pump, when to pump, when to start a bottle, how to bottle feed, how to return to work, school or going out for the night, how to find a breastfeeding friendly childcare provider and physician, how to know when growth spurts occur, when sleep will pattern out, when to start solid foods, how to balance solid foods and nursing, what happens if you get a blocked duct or mastitis, strategies needed for over producing or under producing, what it looks like when baby gets teeth and how to manage biting, what does feeding into the toddler years look like, how do you know if baby is self-weaning or on a nursing strike, how do I tandem nurse, how do I wean and the list goes on and on and on.


This is where I can help.  As an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) and a WIC breastfeeding peer counselor, I have taught breastfeeding to over 3000 parents and have worked with over 600 mothers while logging in over 2000 hours of clinical experience.  This is in addition to taking 90 hours of lactation management and completing 23+ hours of health and science courses, most of which I fulfilled with my microbiology degree.  I am proud to offer the most trusted and highest level of lactation support possible; IBCLC is the gold standard in lactation.  I continue to increase my knowledge and skills with continuing education.  My practice is evidence based with a healthy appreciation for anecdotal practicalities.  I am an eternal optimist.  I believe babies are more than capable if given enough time and support.  I don't go looking for problems unless something clearly is presenting.  There are no one size fits all care plans.  I want to help you meet your goals with a plan that works for both you and baby! 


Which package do I need? 
Call/Text me (Vanessa) @ 913.485.0298 for your FREE 15 minute initial phone consult

Together we will decide which package best suites your needs.  Initial recommendations will be given to set you and your lil one on the right path! 

Sometimes all you need is a little bit of reassurance that you are doing a great job!

  • Let's Chat

    Package #1 is a comprehensive phone evaluation to assess your current lactation situation and address any questions or concerns you may be having.  Many things can be quickly and easily handled over the phone.  We can also put together a Back to Work/School plan to get you off to the best start!

    Phone consult -- 30 minutes maximum
    Suggestions and care plan given
    Care plan given to you for follow up reference
    1 week follow up phone call
    Unlimited phone/texts until final follow up phone call

    Fee May be rolled into a Let's Get Together or Let's Do This package.


  • Let's Get Together

    Package #2 gives you a personal, in home lactation visit.  This allows for a thorough assessment which gives us a chance to practice new techniques and ways to use your environment to make things more comfortable for you and baby.

    In home private lactation consultation; 2 hrs maximum
    Review pregnancy, childbirth and lactation experience
    Thorough health history of mother and baby
    Anatomy assessment of mother and baby
     Sharing personal goals and hopes
    Observation of baby feeding/pumping
    Suggestions and care plan given
    4 weekly follow up phone calls
    Unlimited phone/texts until final follow up phone call

    *There is no need to clean or even change out of your pajamas--I have 3 kiddos and a puppy so I understand!  This should be a comfy visit.


    $150/$75 subsequent visits

  • Let's Do This

    Package #3 gives you unlimited lactation support from first latch to wean and everything in between! 





    Private, in home lactation visit in first two weeks

    Subsequent visit
    Set phone/text/email schedule at monthly touch points

    to help take away as many surprises as I can

    Unlimited phone, text or email support
    Care plans created and adjusted as needed
    Continued support as your baby grows, milk adjusts,

    sleep patterns change, baby is ready for solids, teething,

    weaning, tandem nursing and any speed bumps

    you may encounter

    Previously paid packages can be used toward this unlimited package.


Let's Chat!

The following information will save us some time during our 1st phone call so I can help you as soon as possible.  This phone call will help us decide together if all is well or we need additional follow up.  Don't hesitate to ask!  I am happy to help! 

Vanessa Flood


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