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 Home and Office consultations are now available. In home consultations available within a 20-30 minute drive of Hermosa Beach. If you are unsure if you are within driving distance, please text Julie directly at 616-822-1812 prior to booking your appointment. 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.
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
Discussions with you will include your breastfeeding experience to date, goals for breastfeeding, and any other questions and concerns you may have.
Breastfeeding is considered an essential medical service. Our offices are taking the utmost precautions to reduce the risk and spread of infection. For office visits we will have you wait in your car and text when you arrive. I will come bring you back when your appointment is ready to start so no one needs to wait in the waiting room. You will be required to wear a mask and wash your hands upon arrival. We are allowing plenty of time between appointments to thoroughly sanitize the rooms and a limited number of appointments will be offered on any given day. One support person is welcome to attend as the office space does permit enough space for social distancing. Bring a clean receiving blanket to the appointment for the scale.
Initial visits in home visits are $295 and in office visits are $250, which includes follow up communications to make sure the breastfeeding plan is going well. 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.
Payment options include Credit Card (through Acuity), PayPal, Venmo, Zelle through Chase Bank.
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. I have consulted with moms all over the US and even in foreign countries. 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
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*. $125
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.
*FaceTime and Skype while easily accessible are not HIPAA compliant. Zoom is a safe, secure, and HIPAA compliant method for virtual consultation.
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 $250. Only office consultations are available at this time. If you were already seen for a initial breastfeeding consultation, this is considered a follow up and the cost is $150.