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Nutrition
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A Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, or RDN, will partner with you to develop realistic and sustainable health goals that you can stick with for the long haul. The RDN will guide and motivate you with evidence-based strategies to help you with meal planning, grocery shopping and mindful eating. The RDN will provide medical nutrition therapy, also called MNT,  which includes a nutrition diagnosis as well as therapeutic and counseling services to help you.

Research shows that meeting regularly with an RDN helps manage weight, improves cholesterol levels, decreases the need for medicines and reduces risk for other diseases.

The initial visit with a RDN takes approximately one hour. After the first session, the RDN will schedule follow-up appointments to check on your progress and see if changes are needed in your nutrition goals and treatment plan.

Please refer to the drop-down boxes below to see the type of services available.  If you do not see the service you need help with contact us to let us know how we can help you.  If we are not able to help you then we will point you in the right direction. We have an amazing network of resources and a referral list to share with you!

Services

GENERAL HEALTH
  • General Health 
  • Lifestyle 
  • Cultural Traditions
  • Seasonal
  • Travel
  • Holidays
  • Healthy aging
  • Healthy habits
  • Preventing illness
  • Fad Diets
HEALTH CONDITIONS
  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Diabetes
  • Prediabetes
  • Hypoglycemia
  • High Blood Pressure
  • High Cholesterol
  • High Triglycerides
  • Heart Disease
  • Fatty Liver
  • Cirrhosis
  • Obesity
  • Overweight
  • Underweight
  • Vitamin deficiencies
  • Chronic Kidney Disease 2-4
  • End Stage Renal Disease on Dialysis
  • Gastrointestinal disorders
  • Cancer
  • HIV AIDS
  • Dysphagia or swallowing disorders
  • Tube Feeding
  • PCOS
  • Menopause
  • Thyroid
  • Sports Nutrition
  • Food Allergies
  • Malnutrition
WOMEN, INFANTS, CHILDREN
  • Fertility and Reproduction
  • Pregnancy
  • Postpartum
  • Menopause
  • PCOS
  • Thyroid
  • Lactation, breastfeeding
  • Vitamin Supplementation
  • Obesity
  • Overweight
  • Underweight
  • Preeclampsia
  • Diabetes
  • Gestational Diabetes
  • Hyperemesis Gravida
  • Failure to thrive
  • Food Allergies
  • Infant feeding
  • Formula Feeding
  • Lactation & Formula feeding
  • Baby Led Weaning
  • Introduction of baby foods
  • Toddler & Child Nutrition
  • Picky Eaters
  • Developmental disorders
  • Swallowing disorders

First Nutrition Appointment

This visit will include a nutritional assessment. During the assessment the dietitain will evaluate your nutritional status, identify nutritional risk, and plan appropriate nutrition interventions. 

The dietitian will help you make a nutrition plan. The plan will include your food likes and dislikes, lifestyle and health. The dietitian will also help you choose a few smaller goals to work on during the week after the first appointment.

Visit Duration: 60-90 minutes

Follow Up Nutrition Appointment

At the follow up the dietitian will discuss your progress and together, continue to take steps toward achieving your goals. The dietitian will assess changes made and discusse barriers that may be getting in the way. 

The dietitian will help you make small changes over time so that you maintain these changes and reach your goals. Follow-up appointments occur anywhere from 2 weeks to 6 months after your first visit.

Visit Duration: 30-60 minutes

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Erica is very knowledgeable and tailors her coaching to our family’s needs and priorities! I’m thankful to have her support, education, and accountability on our family’s journey to better health. Erica doesn’t steer you to a fad diet quick-fix but instead helps create a plan for sustainable lifestyle change.

Karen

Erica at Willow Nutrition provides an understanding behind food and what you need to fuel your body! She is all about lifestyle changes to accommodate your normal habits you have developed in your life. I’m so thankful for Erica for teaching me the proper ways to fuel my body.

Jessica

I’m so thankful for Erica’s involvement in my health journey! Erica’s coaching has taught me so much about being mindful with my nutrition. I no longer have an all or nothing mindset and it has been the most beneficial shift not only nutritionally, but for my overall health and wellbeing.

Chandra

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lactation
Coaching

Hiyeeeee.  Your baby is new to this, and you may be too.  You need a kind, compassionate, real-life, guilt free lactation expert to help navigate through your lactation goals, needs, roadblocks, challenges, etc.  

An International Board Certified Lactaion Consultant (IBCLC) will partner with you to develop realistic and sustainable lactation goals that you can stick with for the long haul. The IBCLC will guide and motivate you with evidence-based strategies to help you with your  lactation goals, challenges, problems, support and confidence.

Research shows that meeting regularly with an expert in lactation increases your chance of having a successful lactation experience. You are more likely to continue lactating if you obtain support from a IBCLC or CLS than from a professional such as a labor & delivery nurse, OB/GYN, Midwife, Doula, or Pediatrician.

Please refer to the drop-down boxes below to see the type of services available.  If you do not see the service you need help with contact us to let us know how we can help you.  If we are not able to help you then we will point you in the right direction. We have an amazing network of resources and a referral list to share with you!

LACTATION ESSENTIALS
  • Benefits of mom and baby
  • Anatomy and Physiology of Breastfeeding
  • Breastmilk Composition
  • Let Down Reflex
  • Kangaroo Mother Care
  • Latch
  • Positioning
  • Hand Expression
  • Frequency Feeding
  • Nipple Care
  • What to do when baby won’t latch
  • Hunger Cues
  • Support and Planning
  • Conditions affecting milk supply
  • What to do to establish milk supply
  • Pumping and milk supply
  • Exclusive pumping and milk supply
  • Combo feeding and milk supply
  • Formula and Human milk feeding
  • Sickness and milk supply
HURDLES & HOW TO
  • Sore or Cracked Nipples
  • Nipple & Breast Pain
  • Latch Difficulty/Pain
  • Engorgement, oversupply, mastitis, plugged/clogged ducts
  • Jaundice, thrush
  • When and how to use a Nipple Shield
  • Increasing Milk Supply
  • Slow Weight gain
  • Nursing Strikes, Biting
  • Surgery, Illness
  • Caffeine/Alcohol/Medication Consumption
  • Breastfeeding the Older Baby
  • Introducing Solids
  • Tethered Oral Tissues – Lip/Tongue/Cheek Ties
  • Introduction of Bottle
PUMPING & STORAGE
  • How to work with your employer
  • How to get your free breast pump through your insurance
  • How to use pump
  • Flange fittings
  • Maximizing milk expression
  • When and how to start building up a “freezer stockpile” of milk
  • Safe handling, storage, and warming guidelines for breastmilk

Prenatal Lactation Visit

This visit is a deep dive that teaches the essentials to be successful with breastfeeding. You will learn everything you need to know to get off to a good start.  You will have hands on learning by practicing to latch and position a baby with a breastfeeding doll. I also provide a list of breastfeeding must-haves to add to your baby registry. This is your chance to prepare and ask questions before the baby’s arrival.

Visit Duration: 60 minutes

Follow-Up Lactation Visit

Sometimes additional visits are needed to address new concerns, re-evaluate previous issues, or monitor your baby’s growth.  We will  revisit your breastfeeding plan to make adjustments as needed. The visit will include a weight check of the baby, assessment and observation of a full feeding or pumping session and address any questions or concerns.

Visit Duration: 45-60 minutes

Postnatal Lactation Visit

This visit will include an in-depth assessment of the mother and baby’s health history and delivery including an assessment of mother’s breast, evaluation of the baby’s sucking, muscle tone, and tongue function, assessing and observing a complete infant feed at breast or bottle, and address any questions or concerns.   A personalized plan of care will be provided with an open door to reach out for any further help.

Visit Duration: 60-90 minutes

Pumping and Storing Milk

This visit you will understand how to use your pump, have a flange fitting, learn about collecting and storage of milk. You will learn when to pump, how long to pump, and how often.  This is beneficial for those at risk for pre-term delivery, returning to work, planning travel, or even for the occasional mother/baby separation time. We will go over any questions or concerns you many have.

Visit Duration: 45-60 minutes

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New moms or moms struggling with breastfeeding, I cannot recommend Erica enough. I had seen 4 other lactation consultants before her, and she was the first person to look in Link’s mouth for ties rather than blaming me for all our issues. She was knowledgeable and really helped me to understand everything. She checked in every so often to make sure we were doing well. I highly recommend her if you are struggling.

Claire

Erica at Willa Nutrition was so helpful to me during my breastfeeding journey. Erica is knowledgeable, kind and understanding. She has children of her own, so she is realistic when it comes to goals for breastfeeding- she has both hands-on experience and educational training. She will work with you to determine your goals and help you achieve them. Erica is kind and accepting of all. I highly recommend her services

Heather

I saw two lactation consultants, our pediatrician, and not a single one of them looked in her mouth for issues! 10 minutes with Erica and she found her oral ties.  She’s encouraging, positive, and puts your goals for feeding at the fore front. She checks on you as a human (outside of mommying) and makes sure you are okay and feeling confident. I cannot recommend her enough! I already send all of my friends to her

Kimberly

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