Lactation

​Breastfeeding her son for over 2 years was a source of bonding, joy, nourishment and pride for Kavisa. There were some harder moments when she experienced milk blebs and plugged ducts, however she was able to ameliorate the situation and continue.

 

Breastfeeding reduces a child's risks of asthma, type 1 diabetes, severe lower respiratory disease, acute otitis media (ear infections), sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), gastrointestinal infections, obesity and necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) for preterm infants.¹ There are also benefits for the lactating parent - lower risk of high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, ovarian cancer and breast cancer.²

 

After learning of the many benefits, Kavisa became a lactivist - breastfeeding in public if her son was hungry, reading legislations, signing petitions for better breastfeeding support and work policies and talking about lactation whenever she got the chance. As Kavisa heard numerous stories from mothers who received limited support and education from other healthcare professionals, read the low rates of breastfeeding in the United States and racism demonstrated in healthcare, she was inspired to help others on their lactation journey.

 

Kavisa received her Certified Lactation Education Counselor credential  from UC San Diego. She's  currently in training to become an IBCLC.

Services offered

  • Breastfeeding Education (Prenatal or Postpartum)

  • Infant Nutrition 

  • Latching techniques 

  • Nipple or breast pain

  • Breast pump usage 

  • Breastfeeding positions

  • Establishing a milk supply

  • Hand expression

  • Supplemental Nursing Systems

  • Storing Breastmilk

  • Breastfeeding multiples

  • Baby led bottle feeding

  • Preparing for return to work

References: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (November 4, 2019). Breastfeeding: Why It Matters. Retrieved from https://www.cdc.gov/breastfeeding/about-breastfeeding/why-it-matters.html

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