Austin, TX Lactation Services (512) 873-0700
Please read About A Baby’s Best Start to understand how I grew into my practice in Austin, TX. You will see that I have been involved with babies and breastfeeding for 30 years. I have found that nearly every breastfeeding issue has a solution, if the mother is dedicated to breastfeeding.
If you seek help, and live in the Austin, TX area, here is how I can help:
During Pregnancy... get a pre-natal exam. This is absolutely the best way to know exactly where you stand with respect to breastfeeding before your baby arrives. Potential problems can be recognized and a solution developed.
During pregnancy, attend one of our breastfeeding classes. Classes are given twice a month and cover such topics as how to get the baby to latch-on correctly, how to tell if the baby is getting enough milk, how often to breastfeed, how to prevent sore nipple and breast infections, how to choose a breast pump and other topics of interest.
After your discharge from the hospital, if a problem arises, call A Baby’s Best Start for a consultation appointment. Your consultation can take place in our office or in your home.
If you live in the Austin, TX area, give me a call. All sessions take place in privacy, with you, your baby, and your husband, if present. I will ask questions, obtain your history, make an assessment, offer practical suggestions, and give you a written feeding plan. Consultations are thorough and the necessary time is taken to assure your success. Follow-up is provided by phone or, if needed, another one-on-one visit.
Here is important information about me.
Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Michigan State University.
International Board Certified Lactation Consultant since 1990. Re-certified in 1995. 2000, and 2005.
Mother of 4 breastfed children.
Educator of breastfeeding mothers since 1974.
Founder and coordinator of lactation program with Integris Baptist Medical Center Oklahoma City, OK.
Extensive hospital experience as registered nurse in maternal-child nursing, including newborn nursery, labor and delivery, postpartum, NICU.
Former educator and mentor of lactation consultants with Breastfeeding Support Consultants Center for Lactation Education.
Researcher into breastfeeding of the premature infant.
Private practice in Austin, Texas since 1995 helping more than 500 mothers and babies every year.
Cathy Clark, RN, BSN, IBCLC (512) 873-0700