This a 3-part class offering over 6 hours of in-home, private education sessions created for your birth and postpartum experience. Our team will meet to discuss what to expect and how to plan for your labor and delivery, breastfeeding and bottle feeding your baby, and your postpartum experience including caring for your newborn. With 50 years of combined experience, our team will help you plan for your best beginnings! We’ll discuss what to expect from your birth team, what to bring to your birth facility, tools for managing labor including positioning and comfort measures, stages of labor and delivery, getting started with breastfeeding, positioning and latch, how to know if your baby is eating enough, and finally bringing baby home, maximizing sleep, and what to expect for physical and emotional changes. This is your opportunity to have all your questions answered!
Supporting your and your baby from the very beginning. This package includes a 90-minute private, in-home prenatal education session where you can have all your questions and concerns addressed. Our team will help you understand the mechanics of breastfeeding, positioning your baby, latching, pumping and expressing breastmilk if needed, and how to know your baby is getting enough to eat. This class if followed by 10 hours of lactation support beginning in your baby’s first 24 hours through 6 weeks postpartum. We’ll be with you every step of the way.
SW Montana's only Advanced Lactation Consultant to offer breastfeeding/chest feeding support to families wishing to provide breastmilk to their babies and toddlers. Offering knowledgeable guidance from birth through weaning that includes expression of breastmilk, pumping, chest feeding and using a supplemental nursing system, breastfeeding your adopted or surrogate born baby, feeding assessments, troubleshooting breastfeeding challenges, positioning and latch, support for feeding plans, and weaning. Contact us today!
A napping solution for your baby to create healthy sleep habits. This package includes a 90-minute troubleshooting and planning session to create a system that will work best for you. Following this, our sleep coach will provide up to three different plan options including hands on daytime support in your home over 1 week to get your baby sleeping well at nap time with 20 hours of direct care and unlimited remote support. This package is for infants and toddlers 6 months to 2 years of age.
Packages starting at $350
Whether you need a plan to get your child sleeping or prefer a hands-on sleep solution for your baby to create healthy sleep habits and help your family sleep all night, our sleep coach can help! This package includes a 90-minute troubleshooting and planning session to create a system that will work best for you. Following this, our sleep coach will offer four levels of support for you to choose from that can include remote and hands on support in your home over 2 weeks to get your child sleeping well all night with up to 100 hours of direct care and unlimited remote support. This package is for infants and toddlers 6 months to 2 years of age.
Packages starting at $550
Support and gentle guidance during the evening hours to assist your family with positive bedtime routines. Let our night nannies care for you as you wind down from the busy day and settle in for the night. We'll help you establish happy bedtime routines from your very first night home. Up to 5 nights per week starting at 4 hours per night. This package may be extended up to your baby's 6-month birthday.
4 to 6 hours $35/Hour
Have you ever wondered how our night nanny team supports infants during the first 12 weeks in developing healthy sleep hygiene? We can show you! Work with our Sleep Coach to learn all about setting your infant up for sleep success from your very first night home! We’ll share with you how babies develop a circadian rhythm, things you can do to help them transition to nighttime sleep, guiding your baby to sleeping in a crib or bassinet, and working with infant sleep cycles. Creating a plan to help you maximize your sleep is included!
Packages start at $300
Help your new family get off to the best start from your very first night home. Our night nannies will provide up to 12 hours per night for the first 12 weeks of your baby's life. Whether you need someone 1 night a week or 7 nights a week, we'll help you and your family maximize their sleep and gently guide your baby towards night sleeping. This package may be extended up to your baby's 6-month birthday.
6 to 12 hours $35/Hour
With nearly 50 years of combined experience caring for families, the team at Goodnight Baby Montana can help your family begin healthy sleep habits from your very first night and support your parenting choices on this miraculous and challenging journey.
Offering non-judgmental, evidence based and researched information, we will support your parenting choices because we know that YOU are the expert on what's best for your family.
Our providers have countless hours of training and education on topics such as infant nutrition, newborn care, lactation, sleep coaching, professional ethics, and postpartum mood disorders in addition to years of personal experience. Following AAP guidelines ensures the safety of you and your family.
Melenie has more than 24 years of experience in the field of lactation. In fact, many in the local childbirth community call her the "breast whisperer!" She brings passion, wisdom, and loving care to every family she serves. Melenie began her journey to serve families after the birth of her son in 1996. Breastfeeding came easy but she was not passed down the tradition from the women in her family. Seeking out breastfeeding support led her to Nursing Mothers Counsel of Oregon and a world of birth/breastfeeding mentors who embraced her and blessed her with their knowledge. After earning her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Rhetoric and Media Studies from Willamette University in 2009, Melenie continued to be drawn in by her passion for serving families.
While working at the Gallatin City-County Health Department as the Lactation Education Program Coordinator, a program she developed from the ground up, she maintained her Certified Lactation Counselor accreditation. She received her Advanced Lactation Consultant certification in the fall of 2017. In 2018, nominated by her peers, Melenie was awarded the first MT Mother-Baby Breastfeeding Advocacy Award by the Montana Breastfeeding Coalition for her tireless efforts in community lactation support and advocacy. She takes pride in helping women successfully nurture their babies in a way that best supports that particular family's goals and desires. She and her husband have raised three children to adulthood and have loved and supported many more in their home. Melenie speaks at national and international conferences on the topics of breastfeeding, community support systems, parenting, and newborn care. She also gives her time to the Gallatin Breastfeeding Coalition and community support groups focused on parenting.