Our Certified Breastfeeding Specialists provide lactation consultant services and breastfeeding support in the San Fernando Valley, Moorpark, Agoura, Thousand Oaks, Calabasas, Santa Clarita, Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, downtown Los Angeles, Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties, and all surrounding areas.
Each client will be asked to complete a set of intake forms prior to the session, as well as confirm method of payment. Superbills are provided for insurance reimbursement. Please click here to contact us if you have any questions regarding the services we provide or to schedule a same-day appointment with us!
Not in the Los Angeles area? Not a problem! Virtual Consultations are available! We can help you and your baby get headed in the right direction by use of Zoom Meeting, FaceTime (iPhone), and WhatsApp video chat!
Package options are available! Tailor a package to include Intro to Breastfeeding, Lactation Support Session(s), Extended Lactation Doula Session(s)…YOU choose the best option for your growing family! The Candice’s of GoldiLacts are with you every step of the way!
Intro to Breastfeeding – (Pre Delivery, In-home or virtual)
In this private breastfeeding prep session you can expect to receive much more in-depth, individualized education than what you might get in a group, hospital setting. We will educate you on everything you need to prepare for your breastfeeding journey. Some, but not all, the things we cover include:
- What are YOUR breastfeeding goals? Comparisons, expectations, and release.
- The Golden Hour and the importance of Skin to Skin
- Basic breast anatomy and milk production – your body is amazing!
- The health benefits of breastfeeding for both mom and baby
- How to recognize feeding cues and the importance of feeding on demand in the early weeks
- Breastfeeding positions and how to get a deep latch
- How can my partner be involved in the breastfeeding relationship with our baby?
Maybe you have a ton of questions and you’re feeling overwhelmed. Maybe it’s not your first rodeo and you need a refresher course. Whatever your breastfeeding goals are, big or small, we are here to help ease your transition and get you as comfortable as possible with putting your baby to the breast.
Is formula a part of your plan? We believe any amount of breast milk is better than none! Let us help educate and empower as we create an action plan that works for your family while you do both! We are here to help you figure out what works for YOU and continued support is always available.
Newborn Lactation Support Session – (In-home or virtual, up to 2hrs)
During this session we will cover things like getting the proper latch, how to prevent engorgement and plugged ducts, dealing with overactive letdown, ties and how they might effect breastfeeding, and any other conditions we may recognize based on already established breastfeeding patterns. We want you to tell us what areas concern you the most regarding your breastfeeding journey as well as adjusting to your new family dynamic, no matter how big or small you think they might be. This is a time for you to get all of the stress off your chest (literally!) and move into a comfortable breastfeeding routine with your newborn.
A package of THREE SESSIONS is available! This allows us to visit your family throughout the first six weeks of your baby’s life and support you as you establish the breastfeeding relationship. Please inquire about multiple package options at the time of your initial appointment!
Certified Lactation Doula & Postpartum Support Packages – (In-home only, night shifts ARE available!)
The Candice’s at GoldiLacts are Certified Postpartum Doulas and offer extended service packages which allow the mother to calmly transition into the fourth trimester with ease. Our focus during these extended sessions is specifically on the lactation process and settling into breastfeeding. We empower the mother to care for herself and provide feeding strategies and support during the early weeks of breastfeeding. These sessions are 5 hours long and purchased in packages of four or eight sessions to be scheduled within the first 30 days after birth of the baby. We tailor packages specifically to your needs.
Breastfeeding Wellness Package – (In-home)
This package covers it all – Intro to Breastfeeding, the “Golden Hour” session to take place at your selected birthing location surrounding delivery, and EIGHT extended Lactation Doula & Postpartum Support Sessions to take place in your home. Your eight extended sessions can take place either day or night for 5 hours each. These sessions are scheduled twice per week, within six weeks following your arrival home with baby. This allows us to support your family throughout the initiation of breastfeeding, milk supply regulation, as well as many early developmental milestones and growth spurts for your baby. Typically, families see their pediatrician at least twice within this time period so this allows us to support you as your feeding plan changes and the breastfeeding relationship evolves.
All lactation consultations must be conducted within six weeks of the birth date of your baby. All fees are non-refundable.
Thank you for choosing GoldiLacts Lactation Consulting! We look forward to meeting you & your new baby!
Give the gift of support to the Mommy you love the most! Gift Certificates are available for the Mama Bear Bundle, individual sessions, or phone/text/email support. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further information so we can help you customize the perfect gift!