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Hi! I’m Pam.
I hold a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Nicholls State University. I am also currently certified through the National Certification Corporation (NCC) in Maternal Newborn Nursing, and as an Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultant through the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (IBLCE).
I have also held certifications as a Childbirth Educator, first through Best Educators Special Training (BEST) and then through the Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association (CAPPA). I have had the privilege of educating expectant families in the tri-parish area for over 30 years. My passion to help expectant couples navigate the journey of birth led me to become a certified Birth Doula through Doulas of North America (DONA), and to become a TOTS trained professional.
Since becoming a Board Certified Lactation Consultant in 1997, I have worked throughout the region in both inpatient & outpatient settings. My compassion, drive, and enthusiasm have helped the new families I work with establish and achieve their feeding goals.
As a mother of three grown boys, I can still remember my own doubt and need for support during each of my breastfeeding experiences. Now as a grandmother, my desire to help new moms build their confidence in feeding is even stronger. To make this easier on families, doing visits in the privacy and safety of your own home is more important than ever.
It would be a privilege for Breastfeeding Solutions to be the answer to all of your breastfeeding challenges.
I am fully vaccinated and will wear a mask during each visit to ensure the safety and comfort of your family.
Initial consultations include a comprehensive medical history, oral and breast assessments, positioning support, and a weighed feeding where I will weigh baby, assist you with the feeding, and then weigh baby again to assess milk intake (my scale is super accurate, so I'll know within 2mL how much milk baby took from the breast). Then, I will develop an individualized care plan during our visit. This plan will be left with you and copy can be sent to your and your baby's healthcare provider (with your consent, of course).Learn more
Prenatal visits include a private meeting to set up an individualized plan prior to and immediately following birth, including breast pump information. We will discuss your personal goals for breastfeeding, any anticipated challenges, develop a feeding plan, and be available via phone/text for ongoing support immediately following delivery. This is ideal for families that want to have the best start possible or those that struggled with breastfeeding previously, or anyone having multiples, complicated pregnancies, and/or complex medical situations (for parent or infant).Learn more
After the initial consultation I will provide continued support to monitor progress and continue addressing your breastfeeding challenges.Learn more
I am happy to provide continued support to check how the baby's weight is progressing if you have any concerns.Learn more
A lactation consultant is a trained professional who can help women learn how to feed their babies. Hopefully they have met the qualification for, and passed the exam given by, the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (IBCLE).
The term "Lactation Consultant" isn't trademarked, meaning that anyone can use it whether they are certified by IBCLE or not. However, IBCLC (International Board Certified Lactation Consultant) is a registered trademark, so only board certified lactation consultants will have the letters IBCLC following their name. And, since the IBCLE is an international organization, the standards and scope of practice for IBCLCs are the same worldwide.
Alternatively, someone whose name is followed by CLE or CLC likely took a course that was about a week long, but doesn't have the prior knowledge, experience, or clinical hours that an IBCLC has. IBCLCs are the gold standard for providing evidence-based lactation support for you and your baby, and are especially important if you are having significant problems with milk supply or have a baby that is preterm or has medical challenges.
"As I prepared for Baby #3, I assumed breastfeeding would be easy since I successfully nursed two children previously. I was wrong. Breastfeeding led to frustration, pain, and discomfort as well as an unhappy baby and mommy. We first sought help from a nurse and lactation consultant while in the hospital. After working with them, I didn't have any relief yet we were discharged and went home with the feeling that it wasn't possible to feel any better.
That's when a friend told me about Mrs. Pam. A friend said, 'I'm telling you. Treat yourself and ask her to come visit you. You won't regret it.' My friend was right. Mrs. Pam is one of a kind. Her love and passion for helping others have a successful breastfeeding journey is evident the moment you meet her. Mrs. Pam spent two hours with baby and I on a Friday night. She referred my baby for a lip and tongue tie evaluation, but she didn't stop there. She didn't leave us frustrated and uncomfortable. Instead, she worked with us until finding a compensatory strategy that provided some relief. My sore and cracked nipples that developed after only 4 days of nursing quickly healed, and my baby was so much happier. I remember telling my husband, 'Mrs. Pam fixed our baby!'
Whether this is your first baby or you fifth baby, you won't regret your time with Mrs. Pam!"
"After having our eighth child, I thought that, having nursed all the others, I would not need the help of a lactation consultant. But when our baby began to show behaviors that made nursing feel impossible, we became very discouraged.
Pam was the patient, compassionate, and experienced help that we needed. From what I leaned from one visit with Pam, we were able to nurse all the way up through the first year!"
"When I found out I was pregnant, I was so motivated to breastfeed. It all seemed so easy: do skin to skin and the baby would just eat away!
Little did I know that it isn’t always so simple. My daughter struggled with latching and sucking. I felt like my world was falling apart, and I was so stressed out. Then I heard from a friend how amazing Mrs. Pam was! I contacted her and she was able to fit me in so quickly. What a blessing! Her home visit displayed her altruistic personality and never ending patience. After an assessment and discussion, she worked with us to fix the issues at hand. With practice and Mrs. Pam’s continued guidance, my daughter was feeding like a champ in no time!
My stress and frustration dissipated rather quickly as I could see the improvements my daughter was making. What once seemed so impossible turned into the greatest bonding experience with my daughter. My goal to breastfeed was achieved all thanks to our angel, Mrs. Pam Folse!"
"As a first time breastfeeding mom, I had no idea what to expect. Mrs. Pam was able to help me through the whole process and motivated me to keep going when I would struggle. She was very patient with me and treated my baby as if she was her own.
Her ability to come into my home was a bonus because I didn't have to get out with my newborn! Her availability and advice have been irreplaceable.
I would have been so lost without Mrs. Pam Folse! Thanks to her, I am looking forward to breastfeeding my daughter for many months to come."
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