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 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!
Breastfeeding Prep – (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 Consultation – (In-home or virtual)
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.
Pumping Consultation – (In-home or virtual)
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.
“Beyond Breastfeeding” Support Session – (In-home or virtual)
At GoldiLacts, we go beyond breastfeeding. Whether you are breastfeeding exclusively, pumping exclusively, supplementing with formula, or strictly formula feeding…you are a new mom and you need support! As Certified Postpartum Support Specialists, we provide you with compassionate, nonjudgmental, and loving guidance throughout your postpartum transition period. Support sessions with GoldiLacts can be an essential part of initiating a healthy relationship between the new mother and her newborn baby. After all…we’ve been where you are, mama!
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. Extended support shifts are available and each services agreement can be tailored to the individual family’s needs. To read more about what the GoldiLacts “Beyond Breastfeeding” support philosophy is all about, 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, as well as additional “Beyond Breastfeeding” postpartum support services. 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for further information so we can help you customize the perfect gift!