EXPERIENCE: For many, many, years I’ve studied all things related to pregnancy, birth, babies and breastfeeding. I became a La Leche League Leader in 2006 and have been helping mothers and babies breastfeed ever since. I’m an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) giving me an in-depth knowledge of all things breastfeeding.
I am also trained as a TummyTime!™ Method Professional, helping your baby LOVE tummy time! The TummyTime!™ Method is also wonderful in helping babies with structural issues such as torticollis, plagiocephaly (Flat head), head preference, oral restrictions (tongue and lip tie) and feeding issues. TummyTime!™ can help your baby breastfeed better!
WHAT IS AN IBCLC? “An International Board Certified Lactation Consultant is the only internationally recognized health care professional who specializes in lactation care.” “As a clinical expert in the management of breastfeeding and human lactation, the IBCLC is trained to counsel mothers and families on initiation, exclusivity, and duration of breastfeeding, and to assist amidst any difficulties or high-risk situations. IBCLCs are sensitive to and support the needs of mothers, infants, children, and various family structures in working toward breastfeeding goals (IBLCE, 2003, 2008; ILCA, 2006).” CLICK FOR MORE INFO
MORE ABOUT ME: Having my 2 kids sparked a huge passion to help families go through their parenting journey, hopefully a little easier than I did. I’ve lived all over the United States; grew up in Utah, then lived in Nevada, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Colorado, Minnesota, Hawaii, and currently live with my family in Elmhurst, Illinois. All this moving around has provided me with the wonderful opportunity to help families from all walks of life and cultures. My other passions include Taekwondo, stand-up paddle boarding, yoga, and traveling.
WHY MAKANA BREASTFEEDING? In case you were wondering how I came up with the name “Makana”… Makana means gift in Hawaii. I can’t think of a better way to describe the incredible substance of breastmilk, it’s the gift that keeps on giving!
I WOULD LOVE TO BE A PART OF YOUR SUPPORT TEAM
CONTACT ME TODAY TO SCHEDULE A CONSULTATION
AND GET YOUR BREASTFEEDING QUESTIONS ANSWERED!
Melissa Preitauer, IBCLC, RLC
Elmhurst, IL, 60126
773-575-2629 (Call or Text)