The Milky Way

Lactation & Postpartum Counseling

Welcome!

The Milky Way is a Lactation Counseling, Bodywork, and Postpartum Doula Practice located in the Temecula Valley of Southern California.  Owned by Kim Brantley, who is a Certified Lactation Counselor, Postpartum Certified Doula (DONA), Craniosacral Fascial Practitioner, and Birth Story Listener in practice since April of 2008.  Kim received her training as a Lactation Educator and Counselor through the University of California San Diego as well as Certification in Lactation Counseling through "The Academy of Lactation Policy and Practice" and specializes in the evaluation and support of tethered oral tissues (tongue and lip ties).  Kim has also been trained to treat the release of the Craniosacral Fascial System through the Gillespie Approach and specializes as a Pediatric Fascial Practitioner.  Mrs. Brantley is Certified as a Postpartum Doula through Doulas of North America (DONA) as well as completed training for Placenta Encapsulation through The International Placenta and Postpartum Association (IPPA) and Birth Story Listening through Birthing From Within.  In addition, Kim Brantley holds a Bachelors Degree in Health Science and enjoys helping families in and around the Temecula Valley.   

SERVICES PROVIDED ARE:

In Home Lactation Counseling- to assess your breastfeeding concerns.  Such as:
tongue tie evaluation and post release support, sore nipples, correct positioning and latch-on, engorgement, low milk supply, over production of breastmilk, slow weight gain in newborn, fussy baby at the breast, and the proper use of breastfeeding equipment and tools. 

Pediatric Fascial Therapy - can help to restore alignment after the stressful birth process, allowing the infant to grow unhindered and attain their maximum potential throughout life.  Effective for infants struggling to breastfeed, difficulty sleeping, reflux, colic, constipation, asymmetrical head shape, and torticollis.

Craniosacral Fascial Therapy For Breastfeeding Mothers!


Postpartum Doula Support- offered for the first one to six weeks after giving birth.  Day and evening help is provided however, overnight care is not available at this time.  Support is tailored to your needs and may provide: assistance with newborn care, preparation of light snacks and refreshments, light house keeping (infant laundry, tidying up), local errands, creating a postpartum plan, and referrals to local area professionals.  A 4 hour minimum is required for this service.

Short Term Breastfeeding Doula Care - For mothers needing support and maternity care over a few days.


Birth Story Listening - Can help to heal a negative belief about yourself, feelings of being betrayed, abandoned, or general shock and confusion related to an unexpected moment in labor, birth, or the postpartum period.  For more information, please visit our Birth Story Listening page.  

Products -  
We carry Breastfeeding and Postpartum Supplies available for purchase!
 
Specialized Training In Tongue & Lip Tie Management
Member of Temecula Valley Doulas In Southern California