Why Work with a Lactation Educator & Counselor?

Amanda has provided breastfeeding, spoon-feeding, SNS training, & bottle feeding support to over 300 families since 2014. As a lactation counselor, postpartum doula, parent advocate, and newborn care provider, Amanda is able to provide preventative counseling to the new parent and offer solutions to anyone figuring out how/when/what to feed their infants. Amanda's support is inclusive and varied; she provides consultations for breastfeeding mothers, chestfeeding families, and those using bottles/nipple shields/pumps/SNS systems/etc. to their advantage.

What a visit can look like:

  • Discussing options for feeding infants prior to birth to create a custom plan for the home

  • Assessing latch for breastfeeding families

  • Suggesting comfortable position changes for your body

  • Finding solutions when there are lactation challenges

  • Sourcing support and providing referrals to additional local resources (support groups, professionals, and more)

  • Evaluating dietary needs for a healthy lactation experience

  • Examining formula and bottle choices to meet your baby's needs

  • Walking through how to safely prepare formula and maximize nutrient intake

  • Developing a schedule that works for baby and the whole family

  • Introducing the bottle to a primarily breastfed baby

  • Finding donor milk to supplement your baby

  • Pumping and storing solutions/Going back to work

  • Demonstration of safe formula preparation & info on formula brands/types

  • Education on introducing solid foods, preparing baby food, and baby-led weaning

Lactation Support Testimonials

I used Amanda as my lactation consultant. Like so many first-time moms, I had countless questions about breastfeeding and pumping. Amanda came to my home and answered all of my questions. She was patient and knowledgeable.

She gave me valuable advice on how to make breastfeeding more comfortable and effective. She also helped me understand how to use my moby wrap. When Amanda left, I felt empowered and confident! She's amazing!

                                           

                                                                                              ~Kristen, Fullerton

Amanda is the best! She knew right away that my baby wasn't transferring milk correctly and worked with me for over an hour until he was latched well. She taught me how to hold my body so my back and shoulders would stop aching. She even recommended different pump flanges as mine were too small and causing damage. There's so much to know about breastfeeding and it's not nearly as simple as some people say it is. Amanda distilled all the information in the books and tailored it to me in real time. Without her support, I don't know if we would have made it past the first week of breastfeeding challenges. 

Amanda followed up after the first visit and provided helpful links and videos to reinforce what we learned with her in person. It seems she has a resource for any breastfeeding topic! We also reached out to Amanda when our pediatrician recommended rice cereal at four months old. She provided us with research and education that helped us make the best decision about solid foods for our baby. Overall, Amanda was a wealth of knowledge. I'm so glad we found her to help us parent our little one. 

                                           

                                                                                                     ~Raquel, Long Beach

I called Amanda for a car seat visit, and ended up utilizing her for lactation support too. The car seat visit was amazing, but Amanda literally saved my wife's health with her breastfeeding advice. It's clear she has a passion for what she does and she was able to help my wife feel better instantly. She was swollen, hurting, and red when Amanda arrived. By the time she left, the baby was full, my wife was comfortable, and we knew what to do so engorgement didn't happen again. 

We decided to purchase three visits total with Amanda and used them over the course of a couple months. Each time, she brought new information, helpful techniques, and a sense of calm into our home. My wife ended up feeding the baby exclusively for almost six months and I learned how to help pumping, storing, and bottle feeding go as smoothly as possible along the way. I highly recommend seeing Amanda more than once as she has a lot to offer! Thanks so much!!

                                                                                                     ~Danielle, Whittier

Lactation & Infant Feeding PRicing 
Initial Visit  ~95

Included:

  • 1-2 hour visit to your home or hospital 

  • Follow-up resources

Follow-up Visit  ~65

Included:

  • 1 hour visit to your home or hospital

  • Follow-up resources

Bundle ~195

Included:

  • 3 visits to your home or hospital 

  • Follow-up resources

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Your Birth Team serves all of Orange County and some of the surrounding area. We have worked with families in Aliso Viejo, Anaheim Hills, Balboa, Brea, Buena Park, Corona Del Mar, Costa Mesa, Dana Point, Fullerton, Garden Grove, Huntington Beach, Irvine, Laguna Beach, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Laguna Woods, Lake Forest, Long Beach, Mission Viejo, Newport Beach, Orange, Placentia, San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano, Tustin, Villa Park, Westminster, Whittier & Yorba Linda

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