Our Certified Breastfeeding Specialists 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.
TRAVEL FEE of $50 per session is applied to distances over 20 miles. For distances travelled over 25 miles, a fee will be applied at the discretion of your lactation specialist on a case-by-case basis dependent on length of service. Travel fee is assessed after determining the EXACT LOCATION of services, not just city name. Please ask about our 5-hour lactation support day rate! If we are travelling far, this day rate allows us to MINImize scheduling and MAXimize our time with YOU!
Intro to Breastfeeding & The Fourth Trimester Workshop – Click here to register online today!
Taught privately in person at your desired location OR through a live, interactive online session, this two-part workshop will provide you with 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 & postpartum 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 make distinctions between Baby Blues and other Postpartum Mood/Anxiety Disorders
- 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?
- Where do I turn when I have concerns or questions about how I am feeling or how to feed my baby?
Our goal during this fun, comprehensive workshop is to empower you with information, normalize the conversation and open dialogue about postpartum feelings & emotions, and allow you to feel confident moving into the breastfeeding relationship with your newborn. We want you to know exactly where to turn if/when concerns arise and feel equipped with a dependable lactation and postpartum support team!
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. *Travel fee to be included for locations 20+ miles. *Additional fee for multiples.
Lactation Doula & Extended Services – (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 first three months of breastfeeding. These sessions are FOUR hours long and purchased in packages of two or four sessions. We tailor packages specifically to your needs. * Travel fee to be included for locations 20+ miles. *Additional fee for multiples.
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. *Travel fee to be included PER SESSION in package pricing for locations 20+ miles; fees to be applied at the discretion of your lactation specialist for distances traveled of 30+ miles. Additional fee for multiples. All fees are non-refundable.
Each client will be asked to complete a set of electronic intake forms prior to the session. This information is password protected and your information is never shared. Payment information is provided in your intake forms and must be submitted along with your forms to confirm your scheduled date and time of service. Payments must be made in full and there are no refunds. Please call the phone number on the top of your screen or click here to contact us if you have any questions regarding the services we provide or to request 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!
Thank you for choosing GoldiLacts Lactation Consulting! We look forward to meeting you & your new baby!
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!