SoftSlumbers - Postpartum Doula / Infant Specialist / Baby Nurse / Night Nurse Services in Los Angeles, CA

Kathleen Suvillan - Postpartum Doula and Baby Nurse

A postpartum doula (also known as an infant specialist, formerly a baby nurse) is a non-judgmental woman with a quiet presence in your home giving emotional and practical support for breastfeeding and critical early care along with practical newborn care tips that helps ease your transition into motherhood.

After the baby is born, most new mothers and fathers appreciate the support of other women. Many of our new grandmothers and extended family members are not always available to help, and even if they are available many do not have sufficient breastfeeding experience to support a nursing mother.

I am available to new parents in Southern California in both Los Angeles and Orange County, and am willing to travel when necessary. Learn more about the postpartum doula, baby nurse, night nurse services that I offer.

Offering a New Parent Consultation:
Let me come to your home in the first month of bringing your baby home and guide you through those difficult first weeks.
I will cover:
Breastfeeding, fussiness, sleep, swaddling, bath, and baby's routine -- just to name a few! I can answer the many difficult questions that all new parents have. You'll breathe a sigh of relief each time I'm there to show you how simple and natural newborn care can be.

Finding Balance

There are so many paradoxes in parenting
that it is difficult to find balance.
Some don't even try. / They just plunge ahead
ignoring the subtle whispers of wisdom. / Others try half-heartedly,
but resort to old methods / when they get confused.
But some hear wisdom's quiet voice / and make it their own.

They find strength in softness / power in flexibility / perfection in mistakes
success in failure / clarity in confusion / and love in letting go

- The Parent's Tao Te Ching
by William Martin

Kathleen's schedule is often fully booked, due to her many years of experience and continuous referrals from clients. If she already has a commitment when your new one is to arrive, allow her to consult with you and recommend the perfect postpartum doula or infant care specialist to meet your specific needs.

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