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, and 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 Consultation and Support Groups are available! We can help you and your baby get headed in the right direction by use of iPhone FaceTime, Zoom, and WhatsApp video chat!
Newborn Lactation Consultation – (In-home or virtual, up to 2 hours)
During this consultation we will cover things like getting the proper latch, how to prevent engorgement and plugged ducts, dealing with overactive letdown, 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 breastfeeding and 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 and move into a comfortable breastfeeding routine.
All lactation consultations include a weighted feeding. To read more on our philosophy on weighted feedings and their potential impact on a session, please click here. Your session also includes a compilation of GoldiLacts breastfeeding education handouts covering typical breastfeeding concerns, as well as an extensive list of GoldiLacts Trusted Resources. This resource list will be included in your followup summary which will be emailed to you within 24 hours of your visit with us. Consultations also come with limited 24 hour text/phone support from a GoldiLacts CBS throughout the remainder of your breastfeeding journey.
Breastfeeding Prep 101 – (Pre Delivery, In-home or virtual, up to 2 hours)
In this session we will go over everything you need to prepare for your breastfeeding journey from what to pack in your hospital bag, the things you need (and what you don’t need) upon your arrival home, and some things that may occur after delivery. You may have questions like “Why is my baby eating so much?” or “How do I know she’s getting enough milk?” or “Why hasn’t she pooped yet?!” We are here to help ease your transition and get you as comfortable as possible with putting your baby to the breast and continued support is always available.
Breastfeeding Prep 101 takes place in the comfort of your own home, at our cozy Lake Balboa location, or it can be offered as a virtual service! To learn more about our online services and virtual support groups, please click here.
Extended Postpartum/Breastfeeding Support Session with Candice E. – (In-home, up to 4 hours)
At GoldiLacts, we believe in The Village. Our Certified Postpartum Support Specialist, Candice E., can be an essential part of initiating a healthy relationship between the new mother and her newborn baby throughout the first six weeks of the postpartum transition period. Many mothers find they experience unexpected emotions and fears moving into the new role of “Mama Bear” – having a Support Specialist to guide them through these challenges can be crucial to providing the baby with the utmost care. Day and night support shifts are available and each services agreement can be tailored to the individual family’s needs. To read more about our Postpartum Support Specialty Services, please click here.
Birth Support Services
GoldiLacts would be honored to be present at your baby’s birth alongside the rest of your team! We can assist your obstetrician, birth coach, midwife, or doula in creating the ideal space for you as you move through labor and delivery. Once notified, we arrive to provide lactation support and aim at making sure the golden hour after birth is fully experienced between you, your baby, and your birth partner. We are present in order to help establish a positive, enjoyable, and immediate initiation of the breastfeeding relationship. We also make ourselves available to provide you with consultation and support at the hospital should you desire. Upon welcoming baby in his or her new home, we are there to make sure you are comfortable and secure as you move through learning to breastfeed on demand, protect your milk supply, and allow your body to heal and recover from childbirth.
Birth Support Services include Breastfeeding Prep 101, labor and delivery support surrounding the first latch, as well as two lactation consultations and ongoing support from your lactation consultant.
*Looking for a medical doula, homebirth doula or midwife? Please contact us for amazing references!
Mama Bear Bundle – Tell US what YOU need!
Bundles can be tailored to your specific needs and breastfeeding goals, including as much or as little time with us as you think your family needs. They can include a combination of Breastfeeding Prep (online or in-home), our Birth Support Service should you want more hands-on assistance with the immediate initiation of breastfeeding upon delivery, up to two in-person visits at your chosen birth location upon delivery of your baby, up to two full-length in-home or virtual lactation consultations within two weeks of delivery. A discounted price is offered when these sessions are paid in full in advance. All Mama Bear Bundles (no matter how large or small) come with our GoldiLacts Trusted Resource List and on-going phone/text support from your GoldiLacts lactation consultant. All lactation consultations must be conducted within 30 days of the birth date of your baby and fees are non-refundable.
Pump Tutorial – (In-home or virtual, up to 90 minutes)
Being an exclusive pumper and navigating the transition into becoming a working, pumping mom is HARD. Many women have been able maintain their milk supply and continue successfully breastfeeding their child. During this tutorial we will assist with finding the right pump flange fitting for maximum comfort and output, proper care and sanitizing of pump parts, as well as breast care in between session in order to prevent clogged milk ducts, irritated Montgomery glands, and mastitis. We can help the working mom develop a pumping schedule that will allow her to supply her growing infant with the proper nutrients while she is away. We also provide in-depth and empowering emotional support during this sometimes very difficult time of new separation for you and your baby.
Thank you for choosing GoldiLacts! 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 email@example.com for further information so we can help you customize the perfect gift!