Services

Group breastfeeding classes

Prenatal Classes

Whether you prefer to learn online or in a personalized, private session, this class covers topics such as anatomy of the breast, the first latch, nursing positions, making breast milk, 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. The online class runs an hour and a half and you can access the class any time you want. Private classes can be scheduled to our mutual convenience and also include additional topics such as pumps and transitioning back to work. We will go over the settings on your particular pump and make sure you have the correct sizes needed for efficient pumping.

  • Online class may be purchased and viewed any time for $50. Click here: Gracefull.com
  • Private, individualized online classes via Zoom are $125.
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    • Due to COVID 19, only online classes will be available at this time.
  • I do provide a superbill for private prenatal breastfeeding classes as some insurance companies will cover the class as preventive lactation services. Check with your policy to see if you qualify.
In person consultations

Lactation Consultations

In Person Home and Office consultations are now available. In home consultations available within a 15 mile drive of Hermosa Beach, add additional travel fee for 15-25 miles from Hermosa Beach. For your convenience, there are two office locations available in opposite sides of Los Angeles: one in Silver Lake and the other in Hermosa Beach. Please see online schedule for prices and availability.

In person breastfeeding consultation includes:

  • Medical history and birth story
  • Oral evaluation of the baby
  • Observation of a feeding
  • Pre and post breastfeeding weight check
  • Maternal breast assessment as needed
  • Pump fitting and review of settings

Breastfeeding is considered an essential medical service. Our offices are taking the utmost precautions to reduce the risk and spread of infection. All adults are asked to wear a mask and be asymptomatic at least 24 hours prior to the appointment. Julie is being tested weekly for COVID.

Initial visits A super bill can be provided upon request to submit to your insurance company for reimbursement. Reimbursement is not guaranteed, but most families receive partial to full reimbursement.

If a consultation is not in your current budget due to the recent pandemic, please text Julie directly as there are options available at a reduced rate.

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Payment options include Credit Card (through Acuity), PayPal, Venmo, and we currently accept insurance payment by Healthcare Savings Accounts (HSA) and Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) depending on your particular plan.

Not in Los Angeles?
Phone consultations are not limited to geographic location and a perfect way to have all your fears and concerns related to breast or infant feeding relieved. Phone consultations are wonderful for topics such as increasing supply, pumping, going back to work, working through plugged ducts or infections, drop in supply during periods, and general questions related to supply, infant development, infant sleep and breastfeeding, or any other topics you have questions about. $50/hour

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Video/Virtual consultations are available for any stage in your breastfeeding journey in any geographic location. Whether you're a first time mom struggling with position and latch or a veteran mom experiencing new concerns with your latest addition, a virtual consultation will help you get on track to reaching your breastfeeding goals. A virtual consult still includes a full medical history and birth story and an observation of a feeding. I will guide you through position and latch. Having a second person available to help hold the phone or using a laptop for hands free is very helpful. We will create a feeding plan together to help you reach your goals. Virtual consultations available through FaceTime, Skype or Zoom*. $120/session

I can provide a super bill upon request which can be submitted to your insurance company for reimbursement. Reimbursement is not guaranteed, but most families receive partial to full reimbursement. If you are struggling financially and the consultation fee is out of your budget, please contact Julie directly to discuss reduced fees or payment options.
*FaceTime and Skype while easily accessible are not HIPAA compliant. Zoom is a safe, secure, and HIPAA compliant method for virtual consultation.

 

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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! In home and office consultations available and would be booked as an initial consultation.