WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT BREASTFEEDING AND LACTATION
“Human milk is the preferred feeding for all infants, including premature and sick newborns... It is recommended that breastfeeding continue for at least the first 12 months.” - American Academy of Pediatrics Breastfeeding Policy Statement
Debi Iarussi, BSN, RN, IBCLC, RLC Debi Iarussi has been an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant since 1995 and opened her private practice in 2007, in Austin, TX. Although now residing in the Greater Houston Area, she can do Telemed with Virtual Lactation Consultations without any geographic limitations. She is dedicated to promote, encourage, and enable the heart-to-heart connection of breastfeeding for as many mothers and babies as possible.
With decades of nursing experience, including labor and delivery, mother-baby care, NICU, and newborn nursery, she has counseled countless families with breastfeeding issues.
Debi always looks for the positive in every situation in life. She discovered an opportunity for virtual consultations with the current COVID-19 pandemic.
She has taken courses in telemedicine, resigned from recent hospital-based lactation consulting and relaunched her private practice to include virtual visits.
She has helped numerous breastfeeding moms and babies virtually and envisions her private practice to specialize in this expansion long term beyond current limitations.
Yes, everyone values in-person assistance, yet it is even MORE effective with her HIPPA-compliant platform!
She is very excited, prepared, and grateful to help you too!
Debi helps with unique situations:
Gentle Support in achieving personal feeding goals
Prenatal education and assessment
Concern for Birth-mom health concerns, history, and medical conditions
Delayed breastfeeding after giving birth
Healthy term babies
Premature, compromised, or ill babies
Babies with unique needs
Separation of mom and baby due to NICU
Challenging position and latch
How to tell if the baby is getting enough milk
Low milk supply
Overabundant milk supply
Breastfeeding without birthing
Breast infection prevention, detection, treatment
Protection of milk supply
Nipple damage: prevention/overcoming
Returning to work
Emotional support and empowerment
*Internet service is required for all virtual consults. Good lighting and one support person are suggested for virtual consults.