The Milky Way

Lactation & Postpartum Counseling

Lactation Counseling

Specialized Training In Management With Tongue & Lip Ties
HOME VISITS:
Are available to teach and assist with positioning and latch on skills; observation of mother and baby during a feed; baby's weight checked before and after feeding to verify milk transfer. Addressing basic breastfeeding concerns such as: Sore Nipples and Engorgement, Low and Over Production of Breastmilk Supply, Evaluation for Tongue Tie and Support after release; Assessment of Slow Weight Gain In Newborn.  As well as, Counseling for the Proper Use of Breastfeeding Equipment and Tools.

BREASTFEEDING DOULA CARE:
For mothers needing extended breastfeeding support; Doula Care can be scheduled on a short term basis!  During this time, the focus will be on taking care of the mother and helping her with with breastfeeding management.  Appointments can be scheduled for 2 or 3 days of care. For more information, please see Doula Services Page!

TONGUE TIE SUPPORT:
I specialize in the evaluation and treatment of oral function for breastfeeding in the presence of tethered oral tissues (tongue and lip ties); and can support you and your baby by providing education and resources pre-release as well as stretching, oral motor exercises post-release, and aftercare products for wound healing.

THERAPEUTIC BREAST MASSAGE:
For relief of breast pain due to engorgement, plugged ducts, nipple pain and swelling.  Making latch-on and breastfeeding much easier!  Education on how to do this technique yourself is given.   


PRENATAL CONSULTATION:
Extremely beneficial for preparing new moms to learn about the benefits of exclusively breastfeeding and what to expect during the first initial days after giving birth.  Topics covered will be:  Milk Making Basics, Comfortable Breastfeeding Positions, and how to obtain a Proper Latch-On!  Partners are encouraged to be involved in order to learn how their support is essential in obtaining successful breastfeeding outcomes.


RETURNING TO WORK: 
For mothers returning back to work, additional time can be reserved to discuss a plan for continuing to breastfeed.  We will cover how to express breastmilk for use while your away, how to handle and store breast milk, how to instruct caregivers to properly handle your breastmilk and feed your newborn.  And how to incorporate a pumping schedule into your work day.  

                                                    *During a home visit a plan of care will be developed for mother and baby.  

                                                           Home visits will be followed up by telephone or email counseling.  

                                                                   If necessary, a second home visit can be scheduled.

Cost - 
Prenatal Consultation - $75 
Home Visit Assessment - $100 
Breastfeeding Doula Care - $35 per hour
Follow Up Visit - $75 

Tongue Tie Support - $200
  *Includes Pre-Release Visit and In Home Postoperative Follow Up. 
  *Post Release Products to Help with Healing.
  *Unlimited Phone and Email Support for 6 months 

Breastfeeding Wellness Checks
First Home Visit - $100
All Visits After - $50
(please visit breastfeeding wellness page for more information)

THE MILKY WAY
Is pleased to announce that we can now help you in receiving reimbursement from your HSA/HRA/FSA insurance accounts for lactation counseling services.      
Please inquire about this benefit! 
Service Areas 
I am here to help families living between the cities of Fallbrook to Lake Elsinore, in the Southwest Riverside County Region of Southern California. 
*Additional mileage for outside of service areas will incur a fee of $25.

Referrals
To local area professionals and breastfeeding support groups are free of charge! 

Contact Us
If you need assistance with Breastfeeding, please complete the form below and you will be contacted as soon as possible.

Breastfeeding Request

 
 
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