WELCOME PARENTHOOD WITH OPEN ARMS
Most people expect parenting to be full of love, laughter and excitement. You will find lots of happiness as a parent, but also discover some difficulty and frustration. Not many people talk about how challenging breastfeeding can be, or how difficult it is to find resources and support for successful breastfeeding.
Hau'oli Breastfeeding's goal is supporting, empowering, and encouraging new parents to achieve your "goal" of breastfeeding. Each mother and each family have a different situation and vision. We support each of you to find your happiness as a parent.
Our office in Mo'ili'ili, Honolulu. You can come with your baby and family for the consultation. The consultation could include everything you need support for. We start with talking about your situation and condition, and have a lactation massage and latching practice if needed. We are going to find the way you feel comfortable and confident breastfeeding your baby.
Each mother and family will have different concerns.
We will find out where you are, what you want/need to do, and what options/decisions are "the best for you." We take time to listen to you before we discuss the best approach to your breastfeeding.
This is a specialized skill of Japanese Midwives.
The breast massage can stimulate milk production, make nursing easier and more comfortable, unclog the ducts and treat mastitis (breast infection), and more.
PRENATAL EDUCATION CLASSES
Days go by very fast after the baby is born.
If you have a good education during the pregnancy, you will have an easier start of parenthood. You will learn about childbirth, breastfeeding, etc.
There are many benefits to yoga practice during pregnancy for both childbirth and parenting. Also continual yoga practice after having the baby helps your parenting physically and mentally.
We can arrange private classes (prenatal or postnatal) or refer you to group classes that Yuko teaches.
Yuko Matsubayashi Kowal is a midwife from Tokyo, Japan. She is also a IBCLC (Lactation Consultant), a certified yoga teacher, and a Hawaii state massage therapist. Yuko is passionate about supporting new mothers and babies for their "Happy Breastfeeding" because she believes that breastfeeding can be an important foundation for the family. As a Japanese midwife, she is skilled in "breast massage," and holistic midwifery vision. Also as a mother of two, she has her own realistic breastfeeding experience. Her warm heart and hands will treat and heal you well.