If you’re struggling with breastfeeding or the adjustments of new parenthood, you’re not alone.

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Welcome to North Star Wellness.

 

Tatiana Daughtrey Coffman, LMSW, IBCLC

I’m a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) providing counseling and lactation consulting services in Gilbert, Arizona. For counseling not related to breastfeeding or postpartum, visit here.

I am passionate about supporting my clients in their physical, mental, and emotional wellness and I strongly believe in the importance of a compassionate approach.

 

Your goals are my goals, pure and simple. 

— tatiana coffman, lmsw, ibclc

 
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I help families with a wide range of topics and have over ten years of experience working in maternal health. If you’re in pain, worrying about your milk supply, trying to figure out what going back to work will look like, or struggling with thoughts and feelings that concern you or leave you feeling like you’re not yourself, help is available!

 
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Do I need a lactation consultant?

If you’re wondering what the heck a lactation consultant does, wonder no more! Many parents have questions and challenges after a new baby joins the family, and stressing about feeding is not fun. Some parents need reassurance and peace of mind that everything is going well, while others have specific concerns.

 
 

The following are some common examples of things covered during an appointment :

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  • Painful breastfeeding

  • Low milk production

  • Tongue tie, lip tie, or other anatomical issues

  • Returning to work

  • Slow infant weight gain

  • Supplementation

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  • baby transitioning from NICU to home

  • Twins/multiples

  • Pumping and expressing milk

  • Cracked nipples

  • Jaundice

  • Baby fussy at breast

  • Reflux

  • Mastitis or thrush

  • History of breast surgeries

  • Breastfeeding an adopted baby

  • Re-lactation