Are you struggling with breastfeeding, bottlefeeding, or babywearing?

Parenting Resources has experienced, supportive, certified experts to help you find confidence!

 

Feeding Help

Comprehensive Lactation Consultation

Our Lactation Consultation is the gold standard in breastfeeding services. You will meet with our International Board Certified Lactation Consultant who is also a Neonatal Nurse Practitioner. She will perform a health history and physical assessment of parent and baby, including infant oral and neuromuscular assessment. She will observe parent and baby breastfeeding, and assist with any positioning, latch, or other issues that may help improve feeding sessions and milk transfer. She will help you optimize feeding techniques and is able to manage more complex situations and concerns. She will work closely with you to define your breastfeeding goals and help to create a care plan. She will communicate with your primary provider/s as needed and will make any necessary community or healthcare referrals.

Appointments may last anywhere from 1-2 hours, depending on your needs. A 30 minute phone follow up is included within a week after the appointment. 

Please note that pricing for house calls include travel for locations up to 10 miles from 63116. Locations outside of that radius will be charged a nominal standard mileage fee of 56 cents per mile, which will be billed separately after your booking.

Infant Feeding Consultation

Back to Work Consultation

Babywearing Help

Comprehensive Babywearing Consultation

Requirements for Certification
through Parenting Resources

Breastfeeding Educators

Before the training:

  • Valid BLS for Healthcare Providers card
  • Completion of 2 required reading books

During & After training:

  • Pass skills assessments given throughout the training
  • Pass the cumulative exam administered at the end of the training

Recertification

  • Maintain current membership with the Parenting Resources Professional Network
  • Complete 30 Continuing Education Hours every 3 years.
    • We have many available for you in person and online, but we will also accept IBLCE approved classes

Meet Your Lead Instructors

Kathy Underwood Loughren, MSN, ARNP, IBCLC

Kathy has been a neonatal expert for well over 30 years, serving as a Neonatal Nurse Practitioner and Board Certified Lactation Consultant. She has worked around the country in NICUs, as well as serving as an expert legal witness on neonatal cases, and sees clients throughout St. Louis as a Lactation Consultant. She has attended well over 10,000 births and continues to work clinically in the St. Louis area. She is the co-founder of Parenting Resources, the Premier Education and Support Center for New and Expectant Parents and the Professionals who serve them. She is known as a gifted speaker, teacher, and excellent bedside clinician, along with being seen as a professional who cares for and includes families in their baby's care. While she impacts the lives of babies and caregivers in her practice and teaching, she also brings her vast knowledge and passion to students as a lead instructor in the Parenting Resources Professional Network certification programs including Postpartum Doulas, Birth Doulas, Newborn Care Specialists, Perinatal Health Educators, and Babywearing Specialists throughout the country and online. 

Kate Schnetzer, MHA, CPD, CBE, CLC, CPST

Kate holds as Masters in Health Administration and is a Certified Babywearing Educator, Lactation Counselor, Postpartum Doula, Child Passenger Safety Technician, and holds Certifications in Child Welfare and has been trained by Postpartum Support International. She has been serving families for over 10 years and is the co-founder of Parenting Resources, the Premier Education and Support Center for New and Expectant Parents and the Professionals who serve them. She is a business and marketing guru while also sees dozens of private babywearing consulting clients each week. She also brings her babywearing, safety, and business expertise to students as a lead instructor for the Parenting Resources Professional Network certification programs including Postpartum Doulas, Birth Doulas, Perinatal Health Educators, and Babywearing Specialists throughout the country and online.

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