Private Lactation Consultations

Do I Need to See a Lactation Consultant? Possible reasons for a lactation consultation may include:

  • A painful and/or difficult latch, sore or damaged nipples
  • Baby weight gain issues, milk supply issues, fussiness or frustration at the breast
  • A baby that is “nursing all the time” and never seems satisfied
  • Prematurity or late preterm infant, multiples
  • Jaundice, tongue tie, medical issues/illness for mom or baby, past breast surgery
  • Food sensitivities or allergies for mom or baby
  • Returning to work, pumping issues, introducing solid food
  • Sleep issues related to feeding
  • Lactation support for an adopted baby, nursing an older baby, tandem nursing
  • Weaning  or any unresolved feeding issues or concerns

Nurtured Start Lactation Package

Initial + 2 Follow Up Visits

  • In your home $425

This package combines your initial visit + two follow up visits at a reduced cost. This is an ideal package for most of our clients. Typically, multiple visits make it  so that we may fine tune your plan as your needs change.

Great Beginnings Lactation Package

Initial + 1 Follow Up Visits

  • In your home $310

Our Great Beginnings Package combines your initial visit with a single follow-up visit. This is the perfect package for a family with a few simple challenges. At our initial consultation, we create a plan for you and your family to work with. In our follow-up appointment, we will check in with you regarding how this plan is working and make adjustments as needed. If additional follow-up appointments are needed we will be happy to schedule those for you as well.

Education & Early Support Package

  • In your home $330

This is the perfect package for the breast/chest feeding newcomer.

First, we come to your home with a comprehensive class focused on providing you with information that will empower you and your family to feed your new baby confidently from the very beginning of your journey. We leave plenty of time for you to ask all of the burning lactation & feeding questions you’ve been wondering about.

Once your baby is earthside, we join you at your home again for your personalized initial lactation consult. These appointments are best made in the first days after your baby is home.

Our initial consultation, usually about 90 minutes in length, includes a thorough health history of both you and your baby, observation and assessment of how your baby feeds, and a gentle examination of you and your baby as needed.

We allow plenty of time for you to share your story, have questions answered, express your concerns and the insights you have pertaining to any challenges you are facing. We will create a written care plan that is feasible and workable for you and your family.

To encourage close communication we offer two complimentary email follow-ups with each initial visit.

Initial Lactation Consultation

  • In your home $195

This initial consultation, usually about 90 minutes in length, includes a thorough health history of both you and your baby, observation and assessment of how your baby feeds at the breast, as well as a gentle examination of you and your baby as needed.

We allow plenty of time for you to share your story, as well as all questions, concerns and insights you have pertaining to any challenges you are facing. At the end of our consultation, together we will create a written care plan that is feasible and workable for you and your family.

To encourage close communication we offer two complimentary email follow-ups with each initial visit.

Travel Fees

We love serving families all over the Portland, OR metropolitan area. We do our best to have our West side clients see Sejal as she is our provider in that area. Please be informed that if you would prefer to see Sejal and live more than 15 miles from her office in Hillsboro you will be asked to pay our travel fee of $25. Meg & Rosemary charge a travel fee when clients are 15 miles outside of our offices in SE Portland. If you have questions regarding our travel fee, please ask.

Follow Up Lactation Consultation

  • In your home $125

While some breastfeeding challenges may be addressed in only one initial visit, most challenges require additional appointments and care plan adjustments. Follow up consultations are generally 1 hour in length, during which time we will assess your progress and make adjustments to your care plan as needed.

Private Prenatal Consultation

  • In your home $145

In this appointment we meet with families during pregnancy to discuss any questions or concerns they have about breastfeeding. If you have had breastfeeding challenges in the past, we can help you create a plan for breastfeeding management prior to the birth of your new baby. Prenatal consultations are generally 1 hour to 90 minutes in length.

OHP Clients

We offer discounted visits with OHP clients in our office at the Alma Birth Center and scholarships for our community classes. Please contact us for more information about this program.

Private Prenatal Breastfeeding Classes $145

This comprehensive class focuses on providing valuable information to empower families in feeling confident and informed from the very beginning of their breastfeeding journey. We will explore and discuss the following topics:

  • The physiology of nursing
  • How to establish a good milk supply
  • Achieving a comfortable latch
  • How to identify and prevent common breastfeeding issues
  • How to know if your baby is getting enough
  • Ways partners can help
  • Normal newborn behavior
  • Where and how to get help after you have had your baby

We suggest taking this class in the last trimester of your pregnancy. Partners are welcome and encouraged to attend.

This class is taught by one of our three (IBCLC) Lactation Consultants.

To book a class please call or book via our online booking system.

Locations

We teach this class in your home.

Private Working and Breastfeeding Classes $99

Women have always worked and breastfed, but in our modern day world it can present some unique challenges. This is a class for the soon to be working parent, as well as the already working parent, to explore the nuts and bolts of balancing work and family. Some of the topics we will discuss are:

  • Pumping most effectively and efficiently at work
  • Working with your employer to create a supportive atmosphere to pump or breastfeed your baby
  • Creating a realistic plan with your family and care providers to support your goals as a breastfeeding mom
  • Being familiar with pump options and other supportive equipment needed for the working/breastfeeding mom

Please bring to class your pump and the bottle you feed your baby with.  Partners and Babies can come, too. Partners are encouraged to come to learn about bottle feeding for the breast fed baby and tools on how to provide support for the working mom.

This class is taught by one of our three (IBCLC) Lactation Consultants.

To book a class please call or book via our online booking system.

Locations

We teach this class in your home.

Breastfeeding Support Group at Zenana Wellness every Wednesday 11:30AM-1PM

This is a weekly group for breast/chestfeeding parents with babies in arms (unfortunately, this space is too small to invite other family members). Come weigh your baby, ask feeding, child development, and parenting questions. Get support from each other during this transitional time.  Throughout the year we have various speakers from the community join us to share their knowledge on a variety of parenthood and newborn topics.

Our group is open to parents and babies of all feeding choices and methods, we strive to be non-judgmental and supportive of the many parenting choices we face. We welcome all nursing parents; cisgender, non-binary, transgender + those who combine feeding styles and bottle feeders.

Support group is Facilitated by a Board certified lactation consultant from Natural Latch Lactation.  No need to pre-register, just come when you can!  Drop in fee is $5.

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