I help you and your partner prepare for breastfeeding success so you can parent with confidence.

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Congratulations on your pregnancy!

Planning to nurse your baby?
Fantastic—let's have some real talk about breastfeeding.

Breastfeeding is important.

Baby's
Health

Breastfeeding is significant for your baby's development and well-being.
Read the research

Mother's
Health

Breastfeeding reduces your risk of developing a number of health conditions.
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Family's
Well-Being

Breastfeeding reduces the cost of early parenting, and a healthier baby means more productive and relaxed parents.

Breastfeeding can be amazing.

Bonding

Breastfeeding is one of the important ways mothers and babies develop and strengthen their connection.

Ease of Preparation & Cleanup

Breastmilk is automatically safely prepared and ready on demand. At 3 a.m., you will really appreciate that.

(Side benefit? Poop from exclusively breastfed babies doesn't stink—really!)

Breastfeeding can also be hard, especially in the first month.

Because breastfeeding is important, people often downplay its challenges. But I am certain that we can prepare parents best for success by being honest about the challenges.

Why is it hard?

Learning Something New

Breastfeeding is a combination of instinct and learned behavior. All learned behavior takes time.

Urgency

New parenthood often feels like a relentless onslaught, and that includes figuring out feeding eight to twelve times a day.

Exhaustion

Babies are born with high needs and no sense of day and night. Most parents say the first year of parenting is the most tired they have ever been.

Birth Interventions

Birth interventions—labor inductions, epidurals, Caesarean births, etc.—are associated with more challenges with early breastfeeding.

(Note: sometimes birth interventions are necessary for the safety of the mom or baby. Life is full of trade-offs.)

And that's in the context of…

  • not living in a breastfeeding culture—we aren't raised seeing what to do
  • lots of inaccurate and outdated information from friends, healthcare providers, and the internet
  • a lack of skilled professional help available to families
  • a greater likelihood of hormonal challenges now than historically, due to cultural practices (high sugar consumption, use of endocrine-mimicking plastics, etc.)

Denmark's Breastfeeding Rates Illustrate These Challenges

At Birth

98%

Exclusive Breastfeeding

At 2 Weeks

86%

Exclusive Breastfeeding

At 4 Months

56%

Exclusive Breastfeeding

At 6 Months

11%

Exclusive Breastfeeding

Parents want to breastfeed, they start to breastfeed, but they are vulnerable to struggles that derail their plans.

You deserve to feed your baby confidently so that you can focus on the lovely parts of early motherhood.

You and I can't change all of these factors overnight. But we can give your family the best chance at breastfeeding success.

Here's how we can work together to make things different for your family:

  1. You book a prenatal appointment or class for you and your partner.
  2. Together, we equip your family with knowledge about how to…
    • feed well
    • recognize normal infant behavior
    • know when to be concerned
    • know when to seek professional help.
  3. You overcome any challenges you may face, and learn to feed your baby comfortably and successfully.

Testimonials

Without a prenatal appointment with Sally, I would not have known what to do or been prepared. For both first time moms and second time moms, I can only recommend Sally.”

— Tanya

Our son is 5 months now and exclusively breastfeeding, and I still think back to helpful tips from Sally’s class from time to time. Definitely glad we took part.”

— Caroline

My partner and I are so glad we came to the class. In the first few days of breastfeeding, I just kept hearing Sally’s voice in my head reassuring me about what it would be like and how we would know whether things were going okay.”

— Signe

Why You Can Trust Me

I am an IBCLC, or
International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant:
the only board-certified healthcare provider for breastfeeding

I am…

Experienced

I have assisted more than four hundred families with breastfeeding, so I know the challenges you are likely to face.

Knowledgeable

I keep current on research and best practices so that I can give you the best and most up-to-date information.

Empathetic

I am sensitive to the realities of early parenthood and all it involves for you.

Imagine your second day with your daughter. The nurses told you to wake her to eat, but you couldn't get her to wake up for six hours. Then she woke up and all she wants to do is eat. She's lost 5% of her birth weight, she's fussy, and your nipples are sore. Every feed comes at you so fast.

In that moment, you can feel anxiety bordering on panic, or you can know what it all means and what to do next. Let's prepare you for success.

My Office

My office is located in East Amager, close to the Lergravsparken and Øresund Metro stations.

Contact Me

You can give me a call or text at
+45 53 53 85 73
or email at
sally@copenhagenlactation.com.