When pregnant with my first baby I was cautiously optimistic that my years of work in early childhood education had prepared me for motherhood. What a humbling experience it was to quickly discover that I was actually tremendously under-prepared for breastfeeding, the postpartum period, and becoming a mother!

I had a lot to learn. I needed guidance and support. All new mothers deserve this same support so that they can thrive in motherhood.

Shelley Halloran

Birth and motherhood are beautifully designed to challenge, transform, and grow us. The postpartum period is a tremendous time of transition as a woman begins to embrace her new role.    

My role is to support, educate, empower, nurture, and care for new mothers as they embark on their journey. 

Beyond my roles as a Lactation Consultant and Postpartum Doula, I am a wife and mother. I enjoy cooking, traveling, hiking, a great book, and time spent with my friends and family.

I hope you find this space supportive, helpful, and inspiring. 

CREDENTIALS

  • Masters in Early Childhood Development/Education
  • Preschool, Special Education, and Elementary School Teaching Experience
  • Certified Lactation Counselor
  • Certified Postpartum Doula/Care Specialist

My calling is to support mothers and their new babies during this special time of transition, blending evidence-based information with intuitive, mom-to-mom care. 

why work with a lactation counselor?

Even though breastfeeding is a natural process, quite often it does not come naturally!  In fact, many women who desire and plan to breastfeed do not end up achieving their initial breastfeeding goals. Why is this happening?

The current model of care often does not provide the education or guidance that most women require to meet their breastfeeding goals. The majority of my clients report feeling discouraged, overwhelmed, and unsupported. My support is designed to set women up for success from the get-go...before the most common pitfalls undermine their breastfeeding relationships. I offer prenatal education, provide the one-on-one instruction that's often missing from hospital settings, and offer the continuity of care that many new mothers struggle to find. Every mother deserves to experience a healthy and enjoyable breastfeeding relationship that meets her personal and unique goals, whatever they may be. During our sessions there is no judgment or pressure. You can expect reassuring and compassionate evidence-based support designed to meet you at any and all points of your breastfeeding journey.

IN-HOME BREASTFEEDING SUPPORT

Breastfeeding Consultation: $175

If you are having breastfeeding challenges, a home visit lasting 1.5-2 hours, may be right for you. A home visit is ideal for newborn breastfeeding concerns and for issues with latch or positioning, pain while breastfeeding, nipple damage, infant weight gain concerns, etc. A home visit allows me observe a feeding, and address all of your breastfeeding questions. I will provide you with immediate guidance, strategies, and support, and will leave you with resources/ideas to move forward with.

Need a follow up? $100

A receipt from our appointment may be submitted to your insurance company. Please contact your insurance company directly to inquire about reimbursement.

Email me to book:

mamabloomswithshelley@gmail.com

VIRTUAL BREASTFEEDING SUPPORT

Breastfeeding Helpline: $50

Do you have breastfeeding questions that don’t necessarily require an in-person appointment? My virtual sessions last 45-60 minutes and take place by phone or video. I’m here to support you throughout your entire journey! *

Need a follow up? $40 helpline call

Email me to book: mamabloomswithshelley@gmail.com

*Please understand that while many questions can be answered virtually, if I feel that the health and safety of either you or your baby requires an in-person appointment I reserve the right to recommend an additional in-person consult with either me or an appropriate healthcare provider.

 

breastfeeding guide
postpartum guide
postpartum doula support

why do i need postpartum doula support?

Traditionally, the postpartum time was prioritized and understood as a time for rest, nourishment, bonding, and recovery. Postpartum outcomes are known to be best when a new mother is well supported during her "fourth trimester."

Unfortunately, many women are currently emerging from the postpartum period feeling isolated, exhausted, depleted, and receiving postpartum mental health diagnoses. My role is to nurture and care for the new mother well, so that she can confidently mother her new baby. 

POSTPARTUM DOULA SUPPORT

*Currently Unavailable

In-Home Support:

Includes: 

1 prenatal home visit, and the rest post-birth home visits. Visits will last 2-4 hours.

Email or text support 7 days per week from 8am-8pm

All of the following may be covered: Newborn care instruction, breastfeeding support, support with postpartum healing and emotional transition to motherhood, birth trauma/birth story processing, sleep support, local resource list, household support (cooking/meal prep, light cleaning, sibling adjustment support, etc.)

 

VIRTUAL POSTPARTUM SUPPORT

Early Parenting Helpline $50

Do you have questions about life with your new baby? My virtual sessions last 45-60 minutes and take place by phone. We can explore topics such as birth trauma, newborn care, postpartum wellness, sleep, postpartum mental health, developmental milestones, returning to work, etc. The list is endless and I’m here to support you throughout your journey! *

Email me to book:

mamabloomswithshelley@gmail.com

*Please understand that while many questions can be answered virtually, if I feel that the health and safety of either you or your baby requires an in-person appointment I reserve the right to recommend an additional in-person consult with either me or an appropriate healthcare provider.

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