Lactation Feeding Counseling Services in Columbus, OH

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Lactation and Breastfeeding

Professionals for Women’s Health partners with Christina Harter, R.N., a graduate of St. Mary’s School of Nursing, and a certified lactation to help you with lactation, breastfeeding, and other infant feeding and care issues. Mrs. Harter offers instruction on breastfeeding (either ante or postpartum). She also can talk to you about problems you face as a new mother. You can schedule an appointment by calling us and setting an appointment.

Meet Mrs. Harter

ProcedureChristina Harter, RN, CLE provides professional counseling in infant feeding and infant care. She is a Certified Lactation Educator. Mrs. Harter graduated from St. Mary's Hospital School of Nursing and attended Marshall University. She helped establish The Ohio State University Medical Center's lactation services and has appeared on ABC-TV's “Good Morning America” as a national infant feeding expert.

When Mrs. Harter joined Professionals for Women's Health in 1996, she brought 28 years of nursing experience in pediatrics, public health, and OB/GYN. She has been honored as an outstanding patient educator, is recognized by Who's Who in American Nursing, and is a frequent speaker at national conferences. Mrs. Harter lives near Hilliard with her husband. They have two children and three grandchildren.

What Types of Counseling does Mrs. Harter Provide?

Infant Feeding Counseling Services

Infant Feeding concerns and questions are very common during the first days at home. Among them:

  • “Is the baby getting enough or too much?”
  • “Am I holding the baby right?”
  • “How do I make the baby burp?”
  • “Am I making the formula right?”

Breast Pumps & More

Offers comprehensive counseling and instruction to answer all of your questiona about these and other elements of infant feeding and care:

  • Breastfeeding
  • Instruction in collecting, storing and transporting breast milk (especially helpful for working mothers)
  • Bottle feeding (formula preparation, positioning)
  • Prevention and treatment advice for engorgement, sore nipples, and mastitis
  • Breast Pump Rentals/Sales and other accessories available for purchase
    • Electric breast pump sales and rentals
    • Battery/mini-electric breast pump sales and rentals
    • Manual breast pump sales and rentals
    • Breast cups/shells/shields
    • Supplemental nursing systems
    • Formula preparation

General Infant Care and Care for Special Babies

In addition to feeding advice, you can trust Chris' professional advice on

  • baby bath
  • cord care
  • circumcision care
  • taking the temperature
  • general assessment.

Feedback will be given to the physician or clinic making referrals, upon client or physician request.

She can also offer help with special babies:

  • premature infants
  • babies with Down's syndrome
  • babies with cleft palate/lip

Caring, knowledgeable help is just a phone call away to Chris Harter, RN, at 614-878-5266

Can I get Chris for a speaking engagement?

ProcedureChris Harter, RN, is available for professional speaking engagements on infant feeding and other infant care topics.

She has addressed these subjects at numerous locations across the country and welcomes the opportunity to speak to your group or organization.

Call Chris at (614) 878-5266 for more information.

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