Services

Prenatal Classes

Whether you prefer to learn in a group or in a personalized session, this class covers topics such as anatomy of the breast, the first latch, nursing positions, breast milk synthesis, what to expect during breastfeeding, latching techniques, how to know if your baby is getting enough milk, sore nipples, optimizing milk production, choosing a pump, what to do when things go wrong, engorgement, and milk storage. Classes are approximately 2 hours and include hands on practice with newborn sized baby dolls.

  • Community classes are held in Silver Lake at Gracefull Birth or in Beverly Hills at Natural Birth Center and Women's Wellness and the cost is $30 per person. Please watch for the upcoming schedule for community classes. Classes are typically Tuesday evenings. SIGN UP HERE
  • Private, individualized classes can also be held in your home or place of choice for $100. There may be an additional travel fee depending on your distance from my practice.

Lactation Consultation

Breastfeeding consultations include a brief medical history and hearing your birth story, an oral evaluation of the baby, observation of a feeding, and suggestions based on these assessments.  Discussions with you will include your breastfeeding experience to date, goals for breastfeeding, and any other questions and concerns you may have. Consultations are not limited on time, but are typically 2 hours.

Initial visits in the home or office are $200 which includes several follow up phone calls and texts to make sure the breastfeeding plan is going well. Follow up visits in the home or office are $150 for one visit, $250 for two visits, or $300 for three follow up visits. If you live beyond a 5 mile radius from my practice, there may be an additional surcharge for travel which we can discuss before your appointment. Phone consultations available for $50/hour

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Breastfeeding Support Group

Breastfeeding Support Group

The Breastfeeding Support Group is for mothers who have general questions about breastfeeding, want to practice different nursing positions, and would like to meet other breastfeeding mothers. Topics of discussion include, but are not limited to, increasing milk supply, pumping, returning to work, herbs and supplements, periods impacting milk supply, latch, breastfeeding positions, milk volumes, sleep, tongue tie, and typical infant growth and development.

When: The first and third Wednesday of the month and every Thursday from 2:45-4:45

Where: Graceful Birthing in the upstairs classroom

Cost: $15 per week

 

Breastfeeding Clinic

The Breastfeeding Clinic is for mothers currently experiencing challenges with breastfeeding and in need of help which can include but is not limited to position and latch due to nipple or breast pain/damage, poor infant weight gain, and possible tongue tie. Pre and post breastfeeding weights available. Each mother/baby will receive a brief evaluation and observations of a feeding. Mothers with general questions may also attend for the support group rate.

When: Every Thursday from 2:45-4:45

Where: Graceful Birthing in the upstairs classroom

Cost: $75

 

Both groups begin the first week of May, 2018. Please check Gracefull or the LA Lactation Lady Facebook pages for changes or cancellations of groups! You can also text or call 616-822-1812 prior to coming to check for any changes.

Back to Work

Going back to work has its own unique challenges, especially when you're breastfeeding. Breastfeeding and pumping moms need extra special support in preparation for the return to work. Consultations include discussion of mom's work hours and environment, breastmilk storage and preparation, pumping techniques and tips, increasing and maintaining your milk supply, bottle feeding, and what to expect in the transition. This consultation is $200 in your home or at my office. There may be a travel surcharge if you live further than 5 miles from my practice.

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Beyond the Breast

Does your baby need help transitioning to a bottle because you're going back to work or need a feeding break? Curious on when and how to introduce solids? Have a picky eater? I can help answer any concerns related to infant and toddler feeding. Babies eat differently at the breast than on a bottle, and solids are a different experience than liquids. I will help you and your little one navigate the wonderful world of food! The initial consult is $200 in your home or my office. There is a surcharge for travel if you live beyond a 5 mile radius from my practice which we can discuss when we make your appointment. If you were already seen for a consultation before, this is considered a follow up and the cost is $150 in the home or office. Phone consultations are $50.

Back to Work

Going back to work has its own unique challenges, especially when you're breastfeeding. Breastfeeding and pumping moms need extra special support in preparation for the return to work. Consultations include discussion of mom's work hours and environment, breastmilk storage and preparation, pumping techniques and tips, increasing and maintaining your milk supply, bottle feeding, and what to expect in the transition. This consultation is $200 in your home or $150 at my office.

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Next Steps...

To set up a class or consultation, please e-mail

lalactation@gmail.com, call or text (616) 822-1812.