Lactation and Infant Feeding Services
I have 25+ years of experience with babies and advanced training in complicated infant feeding issues.
In addition to teaching you how to breastfeed, I can help you with pumping, bottle feeding, returning to work, and weaning.
No matter where you are in the country, we can work together to reach your feeding goals.
Breastfeeding is a dance between a mother and her baby, but sometimes one or both partners find it more challenging than they imagined. That's where I come in to help.
In a typical visit, we:
discuss your goals
talk about your current feeding practices, sleep, and general routines
work together on breastfeeding and/or bottle feeding
develop a plan that works for your family
With over 25 years' experience helping families, I can help you feed your baby no matter what your situation is.
Bottle feeding and bottle refusal
Adoptive or induced lactation
Twins, triplets, and more
Medical issues impacting lactation and feeding, such as breast surgeries, hormonal imbalances, and anatomical challenges
Introducing solid foods
Weaning, sudden or gradual
Every visit comes with 2 weeks of follow up message support.
Services, Fees, and Insurance
Why do I need a VO pro? Frank, over in accounting, sounds just fine.
While Frank may be capable, it's like servicing a Porsche at a Chevy dealer. Whether it's an ad, promotional piece or e-learning video, you're looking to drive revenue. This requires painting with one's voice, to color the words, giving them texture to conjure up enticing images or enhancing visuals. It's achieved with professional acting, timing, cadence, and tone. This ensures getting it right the first time, saving you money, time and angst. And depending on the scope of the project, you receive the work within 12-24 hours.
Looks like you've done work for big names. Is this expensive?
My rates are competitive. And let's face it, you have a budget. I'm seeking to have a long term relationship with you so I will deliver for you on that budget. I'll put a quote together we'll both be happy with, one that gets you kudos from your colleagues.
Can you voice part of my script so I can hear you read it before I hire you?
Absolutely. I'm delighted to record some lines from your copy and send it to you for approval. No charge of course. Just include with your script some direction. For instance, tell me the kind of person you envision speaking to your audience, say, a bright-eyed dad or a thoughtful boss. The tone you're thinking about helps, too, such as "enthusiastic," "authoritative," "concerned."
Can I direct you from a remote location, like say, from my treehouse?
Absolutely. There's no need for us to be in the same room. Working from my Personal Professional Studio, we can be live on Skype or Zoom so you can hear your script as I read it, allowing you to give me direction before and after I do takes. Keep in mind the work will need editing afterwards. I'm also SOURCE-CONNECT ready.
When you deliver the voiceover, is it ready to use?
All VOs I perform are broadcast quality. Unless otherwise requested, you'll receive a clean, edited work that isn't processed. If you have an audio department, they may request I use certain settings when I record, which I can do. They may also want to make sonic changes to the recording I submit. I deliver completed work in mp3, wav and other formats via an email service supporting large files, the cloud, or FTP.
Will I need to Airbnb my bedroom if I want to make changes to the VO after you deliver it?
My goal is you be happy with the work. If you have small things like just a few words, or a line or two, no additional fee. If we're talking about chunks of text or a new script read, or replacing music and sound effects (if your piece includes this), then we'll have to discuss wider budget parameters.
What equipment are you on?
Roger that. Different mics work for different people. Since I have a lot of personalities taking up residence in my head, my go-to mic is one that's specifically designed for VO: the MLX V01A. I record and edit audio with Adobe Audition.