Work With Dr. Sarah

Helping Babies Sleep and Parents Thrive

Sleep, Feeding and Mindfulness for Parents Who Want the Very Best for Their Baby

Let's get sleep and feeding working for you, so you can get back to work.

Who This Is For

Professional parents who want the very best health and development for their baby, to optimize the newborn stage and  sleep like they did before they had kids.

What You’ll Overcome

  • Babies who will only sleep while being held
  •  Anxiety ridden self doubt,  such as not knowing if something is “normal or not”  
  • Frequent night waking
  • Spending tons of time making sleep happen
  • Frustration or lack of ongoing support while breastfeeding

Benefits

Avoid common parenting pitfalls, be very in tune with your baby's needs, thrive rather than just survive the newborn stage.

Meet Your Parenting Coach Dr. Sarah Mitchell

Dr. Sarah found her passion empowering parents to teach their little ones to sleep and parent confidently day and night as a sleep and parenting consultant. She coaches parents through sleeping, breast and bottle feeding and adapting to life as a parent with her evidence based and mindful approaches

A chiropractor by training, she's also the author of the Amazon best selling book; The Helping Babies Sleep Method; The Art and Science of Teaching Your Baby to Sleep. She’s a member of the Society of Behavioral Sleep Medicine and holds a coaching certificate through the NLP Institute of California. She works with busy parents who want to optimize health and sleep from the 1st month to 6 months and enjoy the experience to the fullest. Since 2013, she's helped thousands of families be confident, loving, attached and well-rested.

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Why Coaching in the Newborn Stage?

Working on sleep, feeding and play from the beginning can help you avoid the common parenting pitfalls people fall into and help you AVOID 'sleep training."  Our littles are more capable than we give them credit for.  With the proper guidance you can have your little one sleeping long age appropriate stretches in these first few months.

From birth to 6 months your child is growing exponentially. Their sleep and feeding patterns will be changing monthly. Just when you think you've got it all figured out your child will have a growth spurt or neurological leap that will have you wondering what's happening and if there's anything more you could be doing to help your baby and yourself.

Newborn sleeping

The Approach

Enter Dr. Sarah with her evidence based but also personalized approach. Her strengths lie in asking you questions about what your baby and family are doing and providing strategies that meet your situation developmentally but also emotionally. 

This is not a rigid approach but an educated, personalized, loving methodology which will vary depending on your needs and goals. 

This coaching package is for the parent who wants the very best for their baby and play a role in this beautiful, dynamic period. This package is suitable for those with or without night nannies, doulas or other caregivers.

Breast and Bottle Feeding

Goal: For breastfed or bottle fed babies we will develop a feeding flow to your day to move food out of the night at the soonest appropriate time for your child, given your circumstances. Dr. Sarah is a lactation counselor and was a board member of the Mothers Milk Bank of San Jose for 4 years. Introduction to solids including feeding schedules and meal ideas also provided.

Sleeping

Goal: Sleeping through the night as soon as physiologically possible. Understand sleep science, behavior and age appropriate milestones. Work on gentle newborn sleep shaping in the first 3 months to optimize sleep for the family and minimize the impact of the 4 month sleep regression. Have a clear understanding of sleep needs and schedules at each month of age.

Sensory Play

Goal: Optimize healthy development. Receive monthly suggestions on age appropriate sensory play activities to help your child thrive, and sleep well.

Mindfulness

Goal: Address challenges and expectations that come up in your parenting journey and address them with mindful practices to minimize stress and conflict in your family and to enjoy parenthood to the fullest.

What our happy parents are saying:

Image of baby taking longer naps and sleeps more at night.
"As a child development specialist, I was not expecting that I'd seek professional help with my baby's sleep. In addition to guiding us through sleep teaching, Sarah taught us about age-appropriate feeding schedules and awake times. Not only does our baby settle herself beautifully for night time and naps but she has become more independent during her waking hours as well. We feel confident using the techniques Sarah taught us and are so proud of our baby."
Stefanie paige wieder
  —  Nashua, NH

Sleep and Parenting Conceirge

Newborn sleeping

Ongoing support includes:

  • 3 Home Visits
  • Voxer (voice messaging app) for any questions that come up with a maximum 12 hour response time
  • One planned call per month to proactively work on feeding and sleep, go over upcoming changes, and any troubleshoot current challenges. Other phone calls added in on a needs basis.
  • Each month you'll get a new napping and feeding schedules and sensory play ideas
  • Hand holding during the 4 month sleep regression - ideally our gentle sleep shaping during the first 3 months will minimize the impact of the 4 month sleep regression.

End goal: A loving, attached and well-rested baby old who sleeps through the night, has a predictable flow to her day. Parents who have thrived during this dynamic period, who have avoided common parenting pitfalls and who feel confident and equipped with tools to handle the upcoming developmental changes that can impact sleep and feeding.

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"After a dealing with a challenging sleep situation with our first child, we were determined to do things differently with our second. After she was born and we found ourselves spending 30-40 minutes rocking her to sleep for each nap, we decided we wanted to work with a sleep consultant. We are so thankful we found Sarah. Here are the things we have loved about her: respects our desire to minimize crying but still set goals to challenge her sleep abilities, knowledgeable, flexible and easy-going. She has impeccable intuition, passion for her work and a sense of humor to make the newborn season less daunting. Our LO is shaping up to be a great sleeper now and we really do owe it to Sarah!
Patty RN
  —  San Francisco, CA