Intl Board Certified Lactation Consultant,
Certified Birth Doula
I have been a Lactation Consultant in hospital settings now for 9 years and have an at-home and virtual visit lactation business too. Seeing women and their babies at home when they need help the most is so important and makes all the difference! Lactation support is almost completely lacking after families come home from the hospital. I know I really needed help to breastfeed my first baby, help I never received, and I want to be there for other women as they breastfeed their children. Helping a mother and her baby breastfeed successfully is one of the most amazing and rewarding things I can do! I can assist families with a painful latch, questions on milk supply, tongue ties, complications from introducing bottles early, help with pumping and returning to work and other breastfeeding challenges.
My lactation practice, https://www.helpingbabybreastfeed.com, partners with the Lactation Network, which can work with your insurance. Your consult may be covered by your insurance! I am the only Lactation Consultant currently partnered with the Lactation Network in the Sacramento and surrounding areas.
I can also bill your insurance directly!
I have been assisting women with birth and their babies for many years. I trained to be a birth doula over 20 years ago and volunteered as a birth doula. I then became a Certified Childbirth Educator (ICCE) and have taught Childbirth, Breastfeeding and Baby Care Classes for over 16 years. I have been a Lactation Consultant since 2011, and an IBCLC (Board Certified Lactation Consultant) since 2013. I was a part of a duo that started a hospital based volunteer doula program in recent years, and train volunteer doulas in yet another Sacramento area hospital. I am a certified Birth Doula, IBCD.