Lactation home visits in Singapore

By Alona Hodik IBCLC

Lactation Consultant | Childbirth Educator

 

 Belly to Breastfeeding - supporting your breastfeeding journey from the very beginning 

To support your journey, I teach prenatal breastfeeding classes for expecting parents and after the birth I offer lactation support home and hospital visits to make sure your breastfeeding journey is the best it can possibly be. My care is client-centered and aimed at identifying your goals while providing up-to-date evidence based information and recommendations on lactation and infant feeding. I am here to help you reach YOUR breastfeeding goals.

Breastfeeding issues I can help with:

  • Low milk supply

  • Slow weight gain

  • Pain during breastfeeding

  • Sore/bleeding nipples

  • Shallow latch

  • Tongue/lip tie

  • Engorgement

  • Blocked ducts

  • Mastitis

  • Oversupply

  • Reflux

  • Short/Flat nipples

  • Pumping

  • Relactation

  • Breastfeeding twins

  • and more...

About me

 

My Journey

Hi, my name is Alona Hodik and I am an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) and a Certified Childbirth Educator​ but first and foremost I am the proud mother of 3 wonderful Children, 2 girls and a little boy - all exclusively breastfed and the reason I became a lactation consultant. 

When I gave birth to my first daughter in 2012 I knew I wanted to breastfeed but wasn't really sure how to go about it. In the hospital, I asked the nurses to help with feedings but something just wasn't working. My baby and I continued to struggle with latching, so I called a Lactation Consultant to help me and it was like magic, something just clicked and we finally got it! Thanks to her help I exclusively breastfed my first baby for almost 2 years and she self weaned when I was six months pregnant with her sister. I went on to breastfeed my second and third babies until after their second birthdays.  

 

During my own breastfeeding journey and struggles I realised that I want to be a Lactation Consultant and help other mothers and families just like that amazing Lactation Consultant helped me!

My Credentials

  • IBCLC - International Board Certified Lactation Consultant

  • CBS - Certified Breastfeeding Specialist

  • CBEd - Certified Childbirth Educator

  • BSc in Biology

  • MBA 

Services

Service

Duration

Price

Lactation Home Visit 

1.5 hours

S$ 185

Tailored for your family and designed to help you reach your breastfeeding goals, whatever they are. 

During the visit we will:

  • Explore family and birth history

  • Discuss current concerns and troubleshoot them

  • Perform Infant oral exam & maternal breast exam

  • Observe a full breastfeed

  • Work on positioning and latch

  • Weigh baby to assess milk transfer

  • Provide a written care plan with personalised recommendations

An additional SGD30 travel fee applies for the following areas: Sembawang, Woodlands, Pasir Ris, Tampines, Simei, Yishun, Punggol, Sengkang, Cha Chu Kang and Jurong West.

Lactation Package - 3 Home Visits 

3 sessions

S$ 495

I have found that my clients who see me for 3 visits have optimal outcomes, as many issues require time and more extensive support and follow up to see how your situation develops as you work through the care plan at home.

You can decide if you like to get the package at the end of the first visit.

An additional SGD30 travel fee per visit applies for the following areas: Sembawang, Woodlands, Pasir Ris, Tampines, Simei, Yishun, Punggol, Sengkang, Cha Chu Kang & Jurong West.

Twins Lactation Home Visit 

2 hours

S$ 255

Tailored for your family and designed to help you reach your breastfeeding goals, whatever they are. 

During the visit we will:

  • Explore family and birth history

  • Discuss current concerns and troubleshoot them

  • Perform Infants oral exam & maternal breast exam

  • Observe a full breastfeed

  • Work on positioning and latch

  • Weigh babies to assess milk transfer

  • Provide a written care plan with personalised recommendations

An additional SGD30 travel fee applies for the following areas: Sembawang, Woodlands, Pasir Ris, Tampines, Simei, Yishun, Punggol, Sengkang, Cha Chu Kang and Jurong West.

Virtual Lactation Consult - Online 

1-1.5 hours

S$ 160

Tailored for your family and designed to help you reach your breastfeeding goals. Especially during these stressful times of Covid-19. 

During the consult we will:

  • Explore family and birth history

  • Discuss current concerns and troubleshoot them

  • Observe a full breastfeed

  • Work on positioning and latch

  • Go over all your infant feeding questions  

  • Provide a written care plan with personalised recommendations

Virtual Lactation Package - 3 Online Video Consults 

3 sessions

S$ 440

I have found that my clients who see me for 3 consults have optimal outcomes, as many issues require time and more extensive support and follow up to see how your situation develops as you work through the care plan at home.

You can decide if you like to get the package at the end of the first consult.

Online Prenatal Breastfeeding Class 

2 hours

Free

A Free 2 hours breastfeeding class for expecting parents. The class is held every other Thursday @8-10pm ONLINE VIA ZOOM until the Covid-19 situation improves.

 

The class prepares you for the early days of breastfeeding a newborn and is informative, fun and interactive. Many parents said they came out from the class feeling confident and a lot more knowledgable about normal newborn behaviour and breastfeeding. 

 Private Antenatal Childbirth Course  

6 hours

S$ 570

The perfect way for you and your partner to prepare for the birth of your precious little bubba in the comfort of your home. Designed to address your needs and what you want from your labor, birth and parenthood. We will emphasise team work and your partner's role in supporting mama in labor, birth and beyond.

 

The course is 2 sessions of 3 hours each and covers the following topics based on your needs and wishes:

  1. Physiology of labor and birth, signs that labor is starting, stages of labor etc.

  2. Knowing your options in labor and birth

  3. Writing your birth plan

  4. The postpartum period

  5. Preparation for parenting and newborn care: changing diapers, burping, swaddling, bathing etc.

 

If you are interested please email me or WhatsApp on +6587223242  

 
 

Testimonials

"I would like to share my experience with Alona, because I can definitely say that she saved my breastfeeding.
The first days after delivery were very tough for me. In the hospital I was told that my milk supply was not good enough and they started to feed my baby with formula milk. Post discharge I was experiencing a lot of anxiety as a result of this, and the pain during latching was not helping to keep my mood up.
After these first weeks of suffering, I decided to call Alona, that I had previously met in one of her free breastfeeding classes. She came into my home like a friend and thanks to her deep knowledge, experience and passion for her job, she helped me to boost my confidence and to feed my baby without pain and stress.
I have established slowly a strong bond with my boy and now I can say that breastfeeding is one of the best things I have ever experienced in my life. 
Thanks amazing woman for your love and care!"

Veronica

"Alona is amazing! She is positive, patient, and has great advice on breastfeeding! Anyone having trouble breastfeeding should consider talking to Alona first before giving up!"

Pheobe

"I was referred to Alona having had complications post birth that meant my milk was delayed in coming in. Alona was fantastic, She called me in the middle of the night in hospital to give me advice and came to visit me as soon as we got home. Fast forward 5 days milk was in and Alona's constant support and encouragement were so welcome and instrumental in ensuring I was able to breastfeed. I can't thank Alona enough. If you are looking for someone who is knowledgeable and who genuinely cares about your breastfeeding journey and both you and your baby I cannot think of a better person to support you."

Kirsty

"Alona has been such an asset to team baby. Her advice is thoughtful and pragmatic. The most valuable thing she gave me was confidence I could successfully breastfeed and now my baby has flourished (getting chubbier each day). I would recommend Alona to any new Mum that is seeking supportive guidance on their breastfeeding journey. Alona’s unwavering support at all hours of the day has most certainly helped me 😊"

Lucy

"Words cannot describe how thankful I am that Alona was part of my journey into motherhood. I attended one of her breastfeeding courses when pregnant which not only prepared me for feeding itself, but as a mom of 3, Alona had infinite advise on everything from baby wipes to carriers to how to swaddle a baby. After my son was born, Alona couldn't have been more help. All the theory I had learned finally went into practice and Alona came to see me mere hours after giving birth. My breastfeeding journey so far has been a dream and I thank Alona so much for that."

Kellie 

"I would highly recommend Alona’s services. My husband and I both felt better informed after our sessions. They were open, easy to understand and very relaxed. The fact that Alona also comes to your house and you get that 1:1 experience, makes the whole process of becoming a new partner that little bit less daunting! Thanks for everything, Alona!"

Kate
 

Alona Hodik IBCLC

River Valley, Singapore 

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