Hi I'm Jamie, The Doting Doula. I am a postpartum doula and lactation education counselor and I am here to make your life in the fourth trimester a little bit easier! I offer both overnight and daytime support as well as lactation counseling.
BA Criminal Justice (2013)
Long Island Doula Association - Postpartum (2022)
UCSD- Lactation Education Counselor (2022)
Long Island Doula Association
Emotional Support Helping birthing person to process birth experience; unbiased, non-judgmental support; provides evidence-based resources and information; assistance with bonding with baby; versed in perinatal mood disorders Physical Support Helping birthing person in and out of bed; holding the baby; carrying heavier siblings; bathroom/bathing support; carrying infant carrier, stroller, etc. Infant Care Diapering; bathing/grooming; dressing; swaddling; feeding/burping; monitoring sleep patterns; baby wearing; umbilical cord/circumcision care; provides parents with evidence-based information to help them make caregiving decisions Feeding Assistance (Breast/Bottle) Assistance with latching for breastfeeding; provide information related to milk storage; formula preparation; bottle cleaning/sterilization; breastfeeding education/support; IBCLC referral network Household Assistance Laundry; washing dishes, loading/unloading dishwasher; picking up sibling toys; meal prep assistance; organize baby clothing and supplies; light housekeeping Partner/Sibling Support Helping each family member adjust to the new family dynamic and roles within; teaching newborn care; providing siblings with extra care and attention by playing games, making meals/snacks, reading, coloring, etc.; allows partners to leave the house without birthing person being alone Overnight Care Provide general infant care and soothing mechanisms; allows parents to rest and catch up on sleep; establish overnight care plan with parents; doula brings baby to breastfeeding parent to feed; prepare bottles for feeding by doula or parent