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Your desire to successfully breastfeed your baby is an Expression of Love, as is my desire to assist you on your journey!
Home-visit breastfeeding support serving Fallon, NV and outlying areas.
Also virtual breastfeeding support serving the world through a 

private virtual platform!
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Breastfeeding difficulties or problems? 

Sore, cracked or blistered nipples?  

Concerned about your milk supply? 

Baby won’t latch? 

Baby won’t stay awake to feed? 

Think you have a breast infection or plugged duct? 

Engorged? 

Baby won’t stop crying? 

Flat nipples? 

Need help returning to work? 

Has your baby been diagnosed with a tongue tie, cleft lip, or cleft palette? 

Are you interested in prenatal breastfeeding education? 

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About

ExpressionOfLove is a lactation support practice offering prenatal breastfeeding education, home visit consultations, virtual visits, phone chats, follow-up visits and ongoing support with individualized care plans, educational resources, gift certificates, and more...

Hello! I am Suzette Benecke RN, CLE, CCL, IBCLC (Lactation Consultant). As an RN and 25+ year veteran of labor and delivery, postpartum, and newborn care, I have a passion for helping families succeed on their breastfeeding journey. I am also well versed in the challenges that some families face and know that a supportive and individualized plan is key to success. I long for a world where parents can be empowered with the right information, support, assistance and confidence needed to be successful in this most important undertaking. Research shows that breastfeeding provides small humans with the very best possible start in life and has endless benefits to both babies AND their moms for a lifetime! It’s miraculous!

Offerings

Follow-up Visits

Should you need a follow-up visit, I will return to your home at a discounted rate. This visit usually runs around 60 minutes and includes follow-up communication with you and your healthcare provider. 

New parents taking time for each other while baby is sleeping.

Private In-Home Prenatal Breastfeeding Class

As a Lactation Educator, IBCLC and a Labor and Deliver RN I am well versed in what you need to know to get the best start.  I will come to your home and help you prep for success. Knowledge is power! 

Parents taking a prenatal breastfeeding class in there home with an IBCLC

Pick My Brain, Why Don't You?

If you have burning questions or concerns but don't feel the need for an in person consultation, this service is for you!

New mother calling IBCLC with questions about breastfeeding.

Virtual Lactation Consultation

90 minute virtual lactation consultation in the privacy of your own home and me in the comfort of mine! We will "meet" on Google Meet. A Google account is required to insure privacy. You will need to have your partner or other support persons with you assist with the technology and hands on help on your end. My experience is that it can work quite well with helpers!

A nursing mom gets virtual assistance online with an IBCLC

Following the visit I’ll give you a care plan to follow and a combined superbill/receipt to submit to your insurance company for reimbursement. According to the Affordable Care Act, Women's Preventative Care Guidelines, health insurance companies should cover "comprehensive lactation support and counseling by a trained provider during pregnancy and/or in the postpartum period, and costs for renting equipment." 

https://www.hrsa.gov/womens-guidelines/index.html

In a hurry?

Initial In-Home Consultation

Breastfeeding can be very challenging at first! In the comfort of your own home I will assist you with whatever issues you are facing. The visit usually lasts around 90 minutes and will include getting to know you and baby, assessing your unique situation, troubleshooting, and developing a care plan. From there I will follow up with your MD as needed and provide you with 2 weeks of free follow-up communication.

Mother who needs help learning to latch her newborn to the breast

Testimonials

What My Clients Have to Say

Satisfied customer of Expression of Love Lactation

“I had just given birth to my second child. Breastfeeding did not come easy for me for either of my babies, but it was something that I wanted to do.

I struggled for hours in the hospital to get my baby to latch. Eventually he did and I was able to go home, but I continued to struggle each feeding after that. 

I eventually developed mastitis in my left breast. It was very painful and I was ready to give up. 

Before I did, I found Suzette. She was willing to come see me at home and showed me a technique that got my baby to latch right away. 

She was very experienced and was able to explain why my baby and I were struggling. Suzette was very patient and kind throughout the process!”

Lori Hutchings Griffith

First time moms have many questions. Call an IBCLC!

As a first time mom, I had so many questions, doubts, and ideas of how I wanted to do things. Except for breastfeeding. My mom was a champ, I was bound to be too, right? I just wanted to give my baby the best nourishment I could possibly provide from my body. I was SO excited.

When I came across my first bump in the road of my year long breastfeeding journey, I was absolutely terrified. But, I had Suzette there to ask any and every question I had. I asked about my supply, about nipple confusion, mastitis, everything and she was always there.

Suzette truly was my saving grace when it came to breastfeeding. Her knowledge helped me so extensively that I feel comfortable with all the ins and outs of breastfeeding and I could help other moms in their journeys too. Suzette truly is so knowledgeable and so helpful and I cannot thank her enough for all the advice I’ve received. 

 

Angelina Irby

Mother who was unable to breastfeed her first child was successful with second baby thanks to IBCLC

I wasn't able to breastfeed my first child. We were told that my nipples were too big, her mouth was too small, I didnt try to latch her on fast enough so she got used to the bottle, etc. Made me feel like I did something wrong. I was given a bunch of knickknacks to try out: syringes, nipple shields, creams, sugar water, etc. I tried for about 3 months and finally had to give into the formula to feed my child. I know now that it wasn't a horrible decision, but at the time it made me feel like a failure, like I couldn't do my motherly duty. I kept blaming myself. I had a 23hr labor, I couldn't get to 10cm and the Dr ended up pulling her out with the vacuum at about 8cm, but before that I still pushed for about an hr. I was exhausted and was shaking with adrenaline. I couldn't hold her to feed her the first time and the nurse took her from me and fed her an entire bottle of formula. Kept thinking that if I had just toughened up and tried right away she may have latched. 
When my son came along, I was prepared to feed him formula and pump colostrum. My boss bought me 5 big cans of formula and I bought 3. I was ready, but I ended up returning ALL of it thanks to Suzette, my RN during my stay at the hospital. Right away she took a look at my breasts and said it would be a piece of cake. Of course I didnt really believe her at first. Like any newborn we had some work to put in before he fully knew how to latch, but I'll never forget all the effort and time Suzette put into it. She was so persistent and patient. Even while I was resting she had my husband hold my son and worked on sucking exercises with them. She used a couple different methods until we found what worked for him. I ended up giving my son tastes of formula on the first day to help him latch, and now, 2 months later, I can proudly say he's only eaten from me since. No gizmos and gadgets. I can't thank Suzette enough for her determination and patience with my son and I. While other nurses waited on my call, Suzette was there on the dot for feeding times to help and teach. I really felt a difference when she wasn't there. No other nurse put in the time and effort that she did, and I know she didnt have to, but she did and it meant the world. She even went as far as following up with me after I left the hospital. I wish I would have had her for my daughter. That's why I'll be recommending her to any first time mom, any friend I know is struggling, and any mom that was told she couldn't. A million thank you to Suzette from my son and I. 

 

Elizabeth Medina

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