I have done my Certified lactation educator counsellor (CLEC) from UCSD ‘s extension program. Though it gave me the knowledge to educate, all the skills I acquired are by handling at least 3000 babies at the private hospital I worked at in Coimbatore. I’m forever indebted to those mother baby dyads I met in the early years of exploring this nascent field.
Currently my area of focus is severe breastfeeding issues such as birth trauma & tongue ties. I can help you in 2 ways to achieve your breastfeeding goal. I have a lactation and infant care class that you can attend when you are pregnant (preferable after 2nd trimester) which will give you everything you need to know when baby arrives. I also have postpartum lactation counselling that you can take up if you are facing issues In your breastfeeding journey.
My lactation team has 3 in house consultants including me and we can help you with
We also deal with baby’s suck evaluation
My services involve evaluation of suck pattern and sucking dysfunction in infants where we evaluate tongue ties, lip ties and buccal ties and high arched palate that can interfere with efficient latching. After evaluation we work closely with a preventive paediatric dentist Dr Shifa Shamsudeen of We little dental, on getting the issues diagnosed and we both work together with the client to resolve the issue with suck training and and intra-oral exercises, body work or sometimes a minor surgical procedure and then the client gets back to us for latch assessment and the breastfeeding progress.
Happy to write a review after a wonderful.. most importantly a stress relieved session!!! I was really worried and anxious before talking to you... Just figured out how mad,surfing on internet for ur problems can lead u too!!!wid lots of suggestions and hypothetical explanations it really made me insane and feel really dejected. Thank God I opted for ur session..a life saver at that point of tym!!you were straight to the point after listening out to ma problems..dat itself eased me out a lot to start by. Further session of urs explained on all the basics of breast feeding and bursted out all the intricacies revolving around it. Had a chance to clear up most of the myths after speaking with u.It was indeed a feel gud session that I wud say..thanks a ton for your cool session..cheers!!!
I am extremely happy for having met u. I know things i would have hardly dreamt of before. Having twins i never thought it was even possible to feed them both without substitutes and i was carried away by all the possible myths. Today after almost a year of breastfeeding twins, i say to all ppl who are amused by my kids' growth that all i needed was a proper guide a good lactation consultant. Thank you for the most effective advices and the right ones. Thank you for motivating me. I think every mother to be (rather every mother to be and father to be to be ) should be aware of all facts relating to breastfeeding to avoid apprehensions that arise post partum and enjoy parenting.
Having Swati around with so much knowledge on breastfeeding has been such a blessing for me and my bub. I did her pre-baby counselling session via Skype and must say it was such an eye opener. Her classes covered all the aspects of breatfeeeding in depth and also cleared all the myths surrounding it. It was very amusing to see all BF red flags where it was very easy to just start formula, if not for her classes. With her guidance we have been having a smooth journey so far 🙂 I can vouch for her knowledge and urge all pregnant women to attend her classes. Being aware is half work done!
I still remember the day , when I met Swati first . The time she walked in my room , I was lying down all depressed with sore cracked nipples , engorged breast , eyes filled with tears because my tiny little baby was starving . Admist all this there was pressure from family to start formula milk as baby was crying and they associated it with no milk in the breast . Right then she came as a blessing in disguise . She not only showed how much milk my best had for my baby , but also got me relieved of my engorgment and explained to everyone the importance , demand and supply theory of breast milk and breast feeding. She very beautifully explained how it connects and established the bond between the baby and mother . She is a person who works from heart so very easily connects to everyone . She is a true Angel.
I came to know swathi thru one of my friend. Really she is a fairy with a magic wand ,who relieves my stress. She is the one who taught me the deep latching technique patiently and explained how it helps the baby to gain weight. She answers my queries so patiently whenever I called her. She is such a wonderful person doing her job so professionally and wholeheartedly.
Swati is real life saver for me because I know the guilt we would have when we can’t Breast feed our baby. I gave BF for my first baby only for three months and for the second one when I had same issues as first I was totally depressed and called Swati from hospital before my discharge from hospital and she came to home after my discharge and heard my problems and gave solutions for everything. She identified issues, guided on positions, proper latching and gave confidence to breastfeed. I was glad I called her. Thank you swati.
Consultants affiliated with me
Kanimozhi Senthamarai Kannan MBA, CABCS, CLEC (US), MMHI (NY)
As an Internationally Certified Lactation Educator & Counselor and Maternal Mental Health Counselor, Kanimozhi Senthamarai Kannan is passionate about helping mothers reach their breastfeeding goals and helping new dads & moms in handling Perinatal Mental Health, Anxiety issues, Perinatal Loss and Grief.
Her professional background includes over half a decade of providing postpartum lactation support, and perinatal mental health support through both hospital-based & private practice. Her domain includes early identification and preventive care for sore nipples, breastfeeding during the early weeks, tongue and lip ties, oversupply, undersupply, plugged ducts, mastitis, weaning, pumping, returning to work, nursing toddlers & night-time challenges, premature babies, breastfeeding multiples, and helping mothers with anxiety, depression & other mood disorders. Uniquely equipped with advanced clinical knowledge in Lactation and Maternal Mental Health, her goal is to offer warm support, gentle encouragement and a true sense of empowerment while providing practical evidence-based suggestions on mother’s breastfeeding journey. She is committed to connecting with and supporting women suffering from anxiety, depression, other mood disorders.
Kumutha Chandrika B.E., ACLP, Certified Infant Massage Educator
Kumutha is a breastfeeding mother of a 5 year old daughter, hailing from Coimbatore. Engineer by education, her journey into the parenting support world started with coaching parents on babywearing for CPN (Coimbatore Parenting Network) 4 years ago.
That led her to getting certified as an Infant Massage Educator(April 2019), certified by Healthy Mother, The Sanctum Birth Centre and Lactation Counsellor(July 2020), Advanced Certified Lactation Professional by ALPI, Begin Ed India.
She also counsels parents on early potty training and cloth diapering. She is passionate about spreading awareness on natural term weaning, attachment parenting, menstruation, and sustainable lifestyle practices. She has had the opportunity to interact with corporate employees and college students about sustainability and women’s issues. Her long term goal is to see all parents get the right guidance and information they need to make informed decisions in their parenting journey.
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