Meet Jessica Conti BN RN, Certified Breastfeeding Specialist
Jessica is a registered nurse with 9 years of combined experience supporting individuals and families across the lifespan. Jessica has worked in several different areas and settings in many different roles. Private home care, acute care, the postpartum unit, nannying, nursing education and more.
Jessica completed the Breastfeeding Specialist Certification from Lactation Training and is also a certified trainer for the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
Jessica’s goal has always been to provide high-quality care and incorporate health promotion and prevention into every aspect of her practice no matter the environment she is in. Jessica is extremely passionate about the maternal and newborn period and will be primarily focusing on supporting the family unit during the prenatal and postpartum periods. Specifically, Jessica is a huge advocate for helping people feel supported and educated in achieving their breastfeeding goals no matter what they may be.
What can a Certified Breastfeeding Specialist do?
- Discusses the decision to breastfeed, the benefits, the differences in feeding approaches, the contents of breastmilk
- Factors affecting breastfeeding initiation – discuss common influences in the decision to breastfeed, other things that affect breastfeeding (medical reasons, medicines) factors that affect continuation of breastfeeding
- Prenatal prep – what you can do to be most prepared to initiate breastfeeding, colostrum collection, hand expression, the effect of the delivery on breastfeeding and how to prepare
- Breastfeeding basics – positions, latch, signs of a good latch, signs of a poor latch, signs of a good feed
- Early days – what to expect in the transition from colostrum to milk, engorgement, nutrition, debatable topics (soother, bottle introduction, alcohol, sleep, etc.)