We are The Candice’s of GoldiLacts – “breast friends” and Co-Owners of GoldiLacts Lactation Consulting. Since there are TWO Candice’s, we can typically see you within 36 hours! We provide lactation consultation, breastfeeding, and signature “Lactation Doula” services 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 electronic intake forms prior to the session. This information is private and your information is never shared. Payments are submitted using the Venmo or PayPal app and cash is also accepted at the time of service. Payments must be made in full. Sorry, no refunds. *We have a lot of families in need and our time slots fill up quickly! Handling forms and payment prior to your session helps keep things focused and organized once we arrive for your support session. Thank you!
We offer the following services, all of which are tailored to exactly what you need. Once you’ve chosen the route you would like to go, the link to your New Client Intake forms is at the bottom of this page and your scheduling process will begin! If you are still unsure which route to choose, please let us know. We’ll give you a call as soon as we can so we can give you the clarification you need and get you on the books!
Intro to Breastfeeding & The Fourth Trimester (Virtual, 2 hours) This is a private, virtual workshop where you get to ask all your breastfeeding questions and become empowered with education, information, and solidify your postpartum plan. We cover all things from the anatomy of the breast, the initiation of lactation, what to expect at the hospital, and how to best set yourself up for breastfeeding success during the early weeks postpartum. *Bundle this with a virtual or in-home lactation support session follow-up! Prices for this are listed in our services menu on your intake form.
Unlimited Text Support for 30 Days – This is perfect for the mama that just has a few quick questions! We can support you with a few strategies to activate and give you a breastfeeding bestie pep talk! This is not effective for larger issues such as infant weight loss or gain, latch difficulty or milk transfer. For larger issues or concerns, we recommend a full session (see below for options) to gain an in depth and global understanding of what is happening.
Virtual Lactation Consultation (Video Chat up to 1.5 hours) – These are offered WORLDWIDE! We meet you on video chat for up to an hour and a half. We cover all of your concerns and strategize with you from A-Z. This is considered a full lactation support session. If a follow up is needed, most often a mini consult phone call will do the trick!
24hr On-Call Text Support + 45min Virtual Session – This service is for the family who is in need of easily accessible lactation coaching surrounding the birth of their baby or assistance with troubleshooting specific breastfeeding issues. Book a 24hr period to be in round-the-clock communication with one of The Candice’s to ensure that strategies are being properly implemented and support is at your fingertips! 45min session must be scheduled within the selected 24hr booking period. Any additional virtual sessions via video chat are to be purchased separately at the regular virtual session rate of $175/90 min; payment is to be submitted prior to session.
In-Home Lactation Consultation in the Greater Los Angeles area (up to 2 hours) – This takes place in your home – your couch, your pillows, your everything! We cover all your questions and concerns and focus on what’s already working while we are hands-on to help with latching baby to ensure milk transfer and solidify feeding routines, as well cover how to prevent engorgement and clogged milk ducts. This session covers some basic newborn care and we can also address issues such as overactive letdown, oral ties, and MORE. You tell us what areas concern you the most and we hop on the journey with you!
Postpartum Emotional Processing, (Weekly or Biweekly Virtual sessions) 60min/each – Many parents find that the act of birth brings up a ton of emotions. Some of us only realize how heavy the experience of pregnancy was after we arrive home with our baby. During these sessions we can examine how your emotions may be holding you back from a relaxed feeding journey with your baby. We can talk about things such as the release of prenatal anxiety, the acceptance of an unexpected birth trauma, or the onset of postpartum depression or other perinatal mood disorders. We can talk through specific challenges you may be having with your partner as well as help you process and approach shifting dynamics with other family members and friends. We provide useful and proactive tools and exercises to get you through the week ahead. We are with you on this journey every step of the way with non-judgmental, educated, and compassionate emotional support. *We are not licensed psychiatric professionals and prescription medications are outside of our scope of practice.
In-Home, Extended Lactation Consultation (4 hour day rate) – This is an extended breastfeeding support session meant to help you navigate a larger amount of time so we can help walk you through baby’s natural feeding pattern and cues. This allows us to spend more time with you helping you figure out the in’s and out’s of soothing a fussy baby, how to gently ease a baby into sleep after a feeding, as well as basic newborn care.
*Ask us about our discounted package prices on extended lactation support services! These extended sessions can also be purchases in bundles of two or four at four hours each, to be performed at different times of day, over the course of the first three weeks following delivery. Depending on which areas you feel your ability to calmly and effectively care for your newborn is adversely effected, we can help you strategize and navigate in ways are the most comfortable for the entire family! Extended lactation support services also allow us to follow a family through their first one or two pediatrician well baby visits, giving us with a global perspective on baby’s feeding patterns and developmental progress while we act as the liaison between you and your healthcare provider.
Newborn Wellness Package – (Virtual + In-home)
This package covers it ALL – Intro to Breastfeeding Workshop (taught virtually), text and phone support surrounding the birth of your baby to ensure confidence in the initiation of the breastfeeding relationship, and FOUR extended Lactation Doula & Postpartum Support Sessions, FOUR hours each, to take place in your home. Your four extended sessions can take place either day or night (alternated is preferred!) for 4 hours each. These sessions can be scheduled twice per week, within eight weeks following your arrival home with baby. That’s a total of 16 hours of extensive, hands-on lactation support! Typically, families see their pediatrician at least twice within this time period so this allows us to work alongside your medical team to fully support you as your feeding plan naturally changes and the breastfeeding relationship evolves. During the sessions with your GoldiLacts lactation specialist, we will focus on feeding routines, learning baby’s innate and individual behaviors, acclimate the newborn to their new environment, and go over basic newborn care (swaddling, safe sleep hygiene practices, diapering, and other cool mom hacks we have learned along the way!). *All lactation consultations included in the Newborn Wellness Package must be conducted within eight weeks of the birth date of your baby. Additional fee for multiples. All extended services package fees are paid in full and non-refundable.
**Additional fee of $50 per session is added to distances traveled over 20 miles. If your address is 25+ miles away, we recommend our DAY RATE of $450 for 5 hours of lactation support! This allows us to MINImize our scheduling and MAXimize our time with your family! Travel fees will be determined based on your exact location, not just city name.
Gift Certificates are available! 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 protected] for further information so we can help you customize the perfect gift!
Click this link for your New Client Intake & Release forms and follow the steps below! Once your forms are submitted, you will hear directly from your lactation specialist regarding scheduling and payment! In most cases we are able to reach out to you SAME DAY and get you on the schedule for our earliest availability!
And that’s IT! You’re about to have your own built-in “breastie”! It is an HONOR to do what we do and we cannot wait empower you to design your own personal breastfeeding journey!
Love, The Candice’s of GoldiLacts