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Found 13 Pros in Fontana, CA, USA | Lactation support
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Joselyn Castellanos

Laguna Hills, CA

0 reviews • 6 families supported • 1 years experience

0 reviews • 6 families supported • 1 years experience

Hi my name is JoseIyn but my family and friends call me yose. I am a holistic Birth and Postpartum Doula, Certified Lactation Educator, and Birthrights advocate in Orange County, California. My passion for Birth work began in 2020 when I got pregnant with my daughter Kailani. During pregnancy I prepared mentally, physically, and spiritually for labor, but did not prepare for the postpartum period. With no family or support around it made my 4th trimester a very difficult time for me and my partner. This is what made me more passionate about supporting parents during the postpartum period. I completed her Birth Worker training with Bebo Mia Inc when her daughter was only 3 months old. After the training I realized that I wanted to take a more ancestral approach in birth work, and began learning about Mexican Indigenous Birth and Postpartum Traditions. I am constantly growing and learning! As your Doula I will walk with you through pregnancy, birth, and postpartum.

Care philosophy

Our philosophy of birth is that it is designed to be a normal, natural process that your body was perfectly made to experience. I will support you and educate you on every stage of your journey.

Areas served

  • Long Beach CA
  • Anaheim CA
  • Huntington Beach CA
  • Costa Mesa CA
  • San Clemente CA
  • Irvine CA
$ flexible
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Michelle Wilkerson

Los Angeles, CA

0 reviews • 5 families supported • 1 years experience

0 reviews • 5 families supported • 1 years experience

My name is Michelle, I'm a mother of two boys, a healer and a birth and postpartum doula. My journey began when I became pregnant with my second son. I knew a home birth was the route I wanted to take, I became obsessed with learning everything I possibly could and I knew that becoming a doula is what I am I called to do. I decided to take the final step and enrolled in a doula training program, Bebo Mia support practitioner. I believe in the power and strength of a woman's body and I'm just here to remind you of that. My goal is to make sure you feel confident during all of your pregnancy, labor and postpartum. I provide evidence based care, along with unlimited emotional and physical support. I take a holistic approach, I provide childbirth classes, belly binding, tea blends, rebozo work, lactation education, baby wearing and placenta encapsulation. This is your journey, I'm here to make you and your family feel safe, loved and respected during our time together.

Care philosophy

I take a holistic approach along with evidence based care. I provide a environment with respect and without judgment. I believe in the power and strength of a women's body and anatomy. To be apart of your village during prenatal, labor and postpartum is a honor and privilege in which I take pride.

Areas served

  • East LA, West LA, South LA, Pasadena, Boyle Height
  • South Bay, North Hollywood
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Erin Diggs

Los Angeles, CA

0 reviews • 36 families supported • 3 years experience

0 reviews • 36 families supported • 3 years experience

I am a birth worker and power embodiment alchemist that uses a variety of skills and modalities to holistically and radically empower my clients during one of the biggest adventures of their lives. I began my career empowering women as a sexual assault counselor in the non-profit sector, over a decade ago. I have since volunteered with and worked for numerous domestic and international non-profits—the majority of which have specifically served to protect women’s rights and/or inspire women-centric socio-economic development. In June of 2016, I—with my partner by my side—was able to confidently navigate a traumatic birth experience and postpartum period with my daughter, Elliotte. The experience opened my eyes to the important role that a supportive birth team plays in taking charge of one’s birth story. Now I am able to look back on that time with great pride. After training as a birth and postpartum doula with DONA International, I created Alayla Birth. The name “Alayla” is derived from the Ancient Greek goddess, Ἀλαλά (or Alalá), who was the female personification of the battle cry, or call to arms. It is also the middle-name that my partner and I gave our daughter after we not only survived, but thrived after late-onset preeclampsia, a pre-mature and unplanned cesarean birth, and a rocky first year as a result of policy-before-patient care. My experience is what inspires the Alayla Birth approach to birthwork, and the name honors the fighting spirit that I hope to nurture in all of you.

Care philosophy

To provide unwavering support in a safe and judgement-free space where you to transition and grow as a family. To facilitate self-advocacy, with an approach rooted in love and respect, so you can be the champion of your own birth story.

Areas served

  • Brentwood
  • Santa Monica
  • Venice
  • Playa Del Rey
  • Playa Vista
  • Westchester
  • Culver City
  • Mar Vista
  • Sawtelle
  • Westwood
  • West LA
  • Palms
  • Baldwin Hills
  • Crenshaw
  • West Adams
  • Mid-City
  • Mid-Wilshire
  • Koreatown
  • Wilshire Center
  • Mid-City West
  • West Hollywood
  • Hollywood
  • Beverly Hills
  • Jefferson
  • Leimert Park
  • Pasadena
  • North Hollywood
  • Sherman Oaks
  • Van Nuys
  • Valley Glen
  • Valley Village
  • Studio City
  • Burbank
  • Toluca Lake
  • Silver Lake
  • Echo Park
  • Los Feliz
  • Westlake
  • Pico-Union
  • Atwater Village
  • Eagle Rock
  • Highland Park
  • Glassell Parl
  • Elysian Heights
  • Cypress Park
  • DTLA
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Kristina Benane

Los Angeles, CA

0 reviews • 7 families supported • 12 years experience

0 reviews • 7 families supported • 12 years experience

I have loved working with babies, kids, and their families for as long as I can remember. I was a preschool teacher and for the past 12 years, I was a nanny. I watched over 5 newborns (not all at once). I got into birth work because I believe in evidence based care for all families seeking it. I want to assist you and your new family physically, mentally, and emotionally. I'm here to hold the baby while you take some time to nap and or shower, support you in newborn care, set up a nursery, make healthy snacks, be a shoulder to cry on, an extra ear to listen, and your # 1 cheerleader! I'm definitely open to help in anyway I can, feel free to talk to me about what you're looking for! I also can provide Sibling Doula services as well!

Care philosophy

I believe that no matter what your family looks like, you deserve judgment free care during your postpartum period. There is too much parent shaming going around and I would like to change that! I believe that a parent needs to choose what is best for their family. Whether it's choosing between formula vs. body feeding, or cloth diapers vs. disposable diapers, etc I am here to back you up!

Areas served

  • San Fernando Valley, Burbank-Pasadena,West Side
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Katy Jepsen

CA

3 reviews • 30 families supported • 3 years experience

3 reviews • 30 families supported • 3 years experience

During prenatal appointments, I will help you create a birth plan, discuss how you envision your birth experience, what type of environment you prefer, who might be there, and how you imagine me supporting you (and your partner). I will also cover basic childbirth education, address any questions or concerns, and give early labor coping techniques and relaxation exercises. I am also a Certified Lactation Educator and will cover a lot of breastfeeding education so you are off to a great start. During Labor, I will meet you at your birthing location and remain there until a few hours after baby is born and you have achieved a first successful latch. Postpartum, usually within the first week, I will come visit you in your home and make sure everything is going smoothly and address any breastfeeding concerns you may have,

Care philosophy

I'm passionate about educating women and families so that they can make informed decisions that they are confident in. Going through labor and birth is life changing, and every woman should feel empowered, supported, comfortable, and confident. My role as a birth doula is to hold that space for my clients.

Areas served

  • costa mesa, ca
  • newport beach, ca
  • Irvine, CA
  • Tustin, CA
  • Orange, CA
  • Santa Ana, CA
  • Newport Coast, CA
  • Huntington Beach, CA
  • Westminster, CA
  • Laguna Beach, CA
  • Laguna Hills, CA

Reviews

  • Beatriz
    July 25, 2022 at 11:07 am | Client review

    As a birth doula myself, it was important for me to have my doula be someone I could trust 100% and that’s why I chose Katy. She helped set the tone from the very start of my active labor. She blended in perfectly to my relaxing home birth environment and spoke strength into me at the moments I needed it most. She worked well with my midwife and got along with the family members I had present during my birth experience. And she did a pretty good job taking photos and videos! I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a calm, educated, and empowering birth doula.

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Melanie Smith

CA

0 reviews • 300 families supported • 8 years experience

0 reviews • 300 families supported • 8 years experience

Melanie is a Birth Doula, Innate® Postpartum Care Practitioner, Certified Lactation Educator Counselor, and Birth Story Medicine® Mentor. Her focus is on supporting families through the changes to their bodies, minds, souls, and relationships before, during, and after the birth of a baby. She is passionate about centering the care of the Mother as the cornerstone for familial health, and honoring the rite of passage that is becoming a parent through community education and support.

Care philosophy

Intuitively honoring the individual needs of each family, Melanie approaches doula support with a hands-on curiosity. She offers a perfect balance of discovering what you hold dear and desire for your journey into parenting, while simultaneously offering the most essential resources for you to feel prepared and supported throughout the entire process.

Areas served

  • Aliso viejo, CA
  • Mission Viejo, CA
  • Irvine, CA
  • Laguna Beach, CA
  • Newport Beach, CA
  • Dana Point, CA
  • San Clemente, CA
  • Laguna Niguel, CA
  • Orange, CA
  • Lake Forest. CA
  • Laguna Hills, CA
  • Corona Del Mar, CA
  • Tustin, CA
  • Long Beach, CA
  • Huntington Beach, CA
$ flexible
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Marlee Malone-Franklin

CA

0 reviews • 300 families supported • 6 years experience

0 reviews • 300 families supported • 6 years experience

Hi! I’m Marlee Malone-Franklin (she/her). I’ve been supporting growing families as a doula and educator since 2014, and I LOVE what I do! I’m passionate about helping families figure out what will work for them. I’m a born problem-solver, so coming up with creative strategies alongside my clients is one of my favorite parts of this work! No two sessions are alike since every family has different needs and priorities. Seeing families thrive is one of my greatest joys. It’s so amazing to see new parents transition from feeling lost and struggling to beaming with confidence as they learn and build new skills. Education is a big focus in my practice - I love helping parents learn more about their tiny humans! I’m also passionate about validating and normalizing the more challenging aspects of life with a newborn. There are so few spaces where parents are able to share those feelings and experiences safely, so it’s really important to me to provide a container for sharing those thoughts with someone who “gets it.”

Care philosophy

I strive to provide safe, appropriate, and inclusive trauma-informed care to all my clients. As I support parents, I actively work to dismantle systems of racism, patriarchy, cis- and heteronormativity, and other forms of oppression in my own perspective, words, and behavior. I am dedicated to research and personal inquiry especially around anti-racism.

Areas served

  • Orange County
  • Long Beach
  • Irvine
  • Costa Mesa
  • Mission Viejo
  • Fullerton
  • Yorba Linda
  • Whittier
$ flexible
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Tahira Ali

Los Angeles, CA

0 reviews • 25 families supported • 5 years experience

0 reviews • 25 families supported • 5 years experience

I am the eldest of three children and was blessed to witness the birth of both my siblings. I began working with expectant parents when I was 11 years old and continued to help new families with their babies for over a decade until I finally crossed over into official doula work. I completed two doula trainings at Kindred Space and Doula Trainings International. Raised in Oakland, CA in a tribe of birth workers, activists, herbalists and holistic healers, I believe in building loving community and support around the birth process from pre-conception through postpartum. This includes, cycle health, fertility awareness, abortion, miscarriage, pregnancy, lactation and infant care. I am committed to helping create the ideal birthing experience for you and your family and offer highly personalized birthing support. My goal is to give you and your family the attention and knowledge you need to make informed decisions about your reproductive health, pregnancy and labor process.

Care philosophy

I believe that the mother is the heartbeat of a family and when she is thoroughly supported everyone connected to her thrives. I aim to incorporate the entire family in support of pregnancy, birth and the postpartum period. The healing that comes after a baby arrives is of particular importance to me. A new mother should be nurtured, nourished and pampered while bonding with her baby and partner.

Areas served

  • Los Angeles and Long Beach
$ flexible
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Ja’ Tranaé

Los Angeles, CA

0 reviews • 12 families supported • 9 years experience

0 reviews • 12 families supported • 9 years experience

Family Planner #holisticcare #holistichealing #LosAngeles

Care philosophy

iwill #support #you #if #you #choose ..... #home #birth #midwife #chanting #swearin #obgyn #epidural #hospital #birth #food #natural #birth #induction #silence #vbac #spontaneous #labor !!! #i #am #your #doula #support #you #in #YOUR #Birth #Choices

Areas served

  • Washington DC
  • Greater Los Angeles Area
  • Phone / Virtual Support
$ flexible
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Trinytei Aaron

CA

0 reviews • 15 families supported • 5 years experience

0 reviews • 15 families supported • 5 years experience

Trinytei's services are full service from: Baby Planning Services, Nanny and Sitter services, Doula Services with Newborn/birth photography. For the busy momma who loves a luxurious lifestyle, we have our maternity concierge services for step by step support.

Care philosophy

Trinytei info at luxury baby concierge dot com believes her mission and purpose is to bring families the education and support they need and deserve to have the birth experience and parenthood journey they desire. Supporting families from conception to crib and beyond. We believe this will make a more stress-free and peaceful world because the world is just a magnificent place full of families!

Areas served

  • Calabasas , CA
  • Orange County, CA
  • Los Angeles County, CA
  • San Diego County, CA
  • Tustin, CA
  • Irvine, CA
  • Newport Beach, CA
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Whitney Sippl

CA

0 reviews • 1000 families supported • 10 years experience

0 reviews • 1000 families supported • 10 years experience

Restored Physique Physical Therapy & Wellness was created to deliver services to women in their homes during pregnancy & postpartum, but is also for women at any point in life, whether it's prior to having children, during pregnancy, newly postpartum, years or decades postpartum, or for women who have never had children but are still experiencing pelvic issues. It is NEVER normal to have any type of pain or symptoms, and we are here to help! Our team is comprised of prenatal and postnatal specialists providing pelvic physical therapy, ultrasound & laser therapy for clogged ducts & mastitis, acupuncture, hand & wrist therapy, massage therapy, breath & yoga therapy, real-time abdominal ultrasound, pelvic floor biofeedback for labor positions, and in-person and online prenatal & postpartum physical health & recovery classes. Some of the common conditions we treat: Abdominal separation or "Mom Pooch" (Diastasis Recti) Scar pain or restrictions Leaking urine (Urinary incontinence) Urinary or bowel urge or frequency Pelvic pressure/heaviness (Prolapse) Painful sex Clogged ducts/mastitis prevention Labor prep & induction Back pain Pubic bone pain (Symphysis pubis dysfunction Tailbone pain Hand & Wrist pain Muscle tension, tightness, or cramping Anxiety Hormone regulation Strength training Breath work & Yoga Poor posture

Care philosophy

You don't need to live with pain or symptoms. Let's get you pain-free, symptom-free, and at your optimal level of health and well-being throughout pregnancy, postpartum, and for the rest of your life. Our concierge wellness team is dedicated to your health and personal goals. Every mom needs self-care, and we are here to take care of you from the comfort of your own home at any stage of life.

Areas served

  • Aliso Viejo
  • Anaheim
  • Brea
  • Buena Park
  • Costa Mesa
  • Cypress
  • Dana Point
  • Fountain Valley
  • Fullerton
  • Garden Grove
  • Huntington Beach
  • Irvine
  • Laguna Beach
  • Laguna Hills
  • Laguna Niguel
  • La Habra
  • Lake Forest
  • Los Alamitos
  • Mission Viejo
  • Newport Beach
  • Orange
  • Placentia
  • Rancho Santa Margarita
  • San Clemente
  • San Juan Capistrano
  • Santa Ana
  • Seal Beach
  • Tustin
  • Villa Park
  • Westminster
  • Yorba Linda
  • Long Beach
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Milky Mama

Rancho Cucamonga, CA

0 reviews • 1000 families supported • 4 years experience

0 reviews • 1000 families supported • 4 years experience

Milky Mama was founded by Krystal Duhaney, a Registered Nurse, IBCLC and breastfeeding mama of two in 2016. Since its birth, we have assisted over 50,000 parents in their pregnancy, birth, and breastfeeding journeys.

Care philosophy

At Milky Mama, our lactation consultants and doulas have extensive experience, knowledge, and a passion for supporting parents throughout their pregnancy, birth, and postpartum to help them achieve their goals. It is our goal to empower and educate you so that you can make the best, informed decisions for you and your family.

Areas served

  • Inland Empire
  • Riverside County
  • San Bernardino County
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Ariel Williams-lewis

Los Angeles, CA

0 reviews • 50 families supported • 3 years experience

0 reviews • 50 families supported • 3 years experience

Hi! My name is Ariel and I am a certified lactation educator and mom of one! I have experience helping new parents with lactation and nutrition issues! I look forward to meeting you and your family!

Areas served

  • Los Angeles Metropolitan Area

Lactation Consultant: FAQs

A certified lactation consultant is a professional that helps parents address and solve their breastfeeding problems. Many new parents believe that breastfeeding is easy, only to find more obstacles than anticipated. 92% of parents say they are having problems with breastfeeding their new baby within only 3 days.

Nursing doesn’t always come naturally.

Breastfeeding can be overwhelming and all-consuming. A lactation consultant in Fontana, CA can identify issues such as low milk supply, latching problems, or nipple engorgement. They also offer advice and techniques to help parents understand existing issues, improve how they read their baby’s cues, and feel empowered about breastfeeding despite existing social norms.

Every parent’s journey is unique, and there might be specific challenges or obstacles in your particular situation. The ultimate goal of a lactation consultant is to support parents who choose to breastfeed their children. A lactation consultant in Fontana, CA can often save parents time and energy, and also give them some peace of mind.

Many mothers also face issues where they cannot breastfeed in the workplace or lack the family support or time to ensure that their child is breastfed correctly. A lactation consultant in Fontana, CA can also provide a significant amount of moral support, diagnose breastfeeding issues, and solve latching, positioning, and scheduling issues.

To find a lactation specialist in Fontana, CA, most parents recommend creating a job post on Meela and having uniquely qualified lactation experts near you (in your budget) reach out to you through the Meela app.

You can interview and chat with as many lactation specialists as you wish and hire a lactation consultant with confidence. It is completely free to create a job post on Meela and find a lactation consultant. There are no commitments to hire any of the qualified and expert vetted experts Meela brings you.

Here’s how it works in 3 easy steps:

  1. Post a job for free: Answer some questions and receive responses from top-rated lactation specialists near you. It takes less than 30 seconds to post your job.
  2. Get your list of lactation consultants: In a few hours, you will have a collection of lactation consultants near you who are qualified to meet your needs. You can compare pricing, experience, and read reviews. You can chat with each lactation specialist to learn more about them.
  3. Hire a lactation consultant with confidence: Schedule virtual or in-person interviews with your top choices. Hire your top lactation specialist and start getting the care you deserve.

To find a lactation consultant, you can also browse the available professionals near you in Fontana, CA and read reviews, compare pricing, experience and fit. Send the lactation consultants you are interested in a message, introducing yourself and setting up an interview. We recommend reaching out to and interviewing at least three lactation consultants before hiring a lactation specialist near you. After interviewing, hire the most qualified lactation specialist near you and start getting the care you deserve.

The cost of a lactation consultant can vary based on a variety of factors, including their experience, their services, and their skills or specializations. Overall, the average cost of a lactation consultant in Fontana, CA is $185 per hour based on a survey of 120 lactation specialists in the Fontana, CA area.

Under the Affordable Care Act, many insurance companies should be covering the cost of lactation services. However, there are a number of factors that determine whether insurance will cover the cost of a certified lactation consultant in Fontana, CA. You should contact your insurance company for more information.

Here are some factors to consider regarding insurance and your lactation consultant cost:

  • Your insurance provider
  • Your individual health plan
  • The type of lactation specialist
  • The specific service provided

Meela’s network of lactations specialists in Fontana, CA offer both in-home lactation support sessions or virtual lactation support sessions. Both types of sessions typically last between 1 and 3 hours. In your sessions, your lactation specialist will spend time understanding the issues you are facing and work with you and your baby to diagnose the issues have and also provide specific guidance and hands-on practice and exercises.

Lactation consultants help parents understand the best way to comfortably breastfeed their baby and help them navigate breastfeeding social norms. They can also help reduce stress and anxiety about breastfeeding, or help with specific challenges (such as breastfeeding twins, for example). Other parents might just want emotional support that doesn’t currently exist within their family, workplace, or network or friends.

Certified lactation consultants can also help with specialized issues that may arise with premature children or sick children. A parent may not have thought about breastfeeding help until they notice that their baby isn’t gaining weight properly, and finally realize that they might need some support and knowledge before continuing to breastfeed. On the other hand, some parents might prepare with a lactation consultant months before the baby is born.

Whether you are planning ahead or are thinking about a lactation now that you are having breastfeeding issues or concerns, a lactation consultant can be incredibly helpful and useful for parents.

Lactation counselors in Fontana, CA can often help parents with breastfeeding and offer breastfeeding advice, training, and troubleshooting. Many of these counselors have taken the CLC exam, or the Certified Lactation Counselor exam. A certified lactation counselor has typically undergone 45 hours of training.

On the other hand, a certified lactation consultant in Fontana, CA has undergone a specific amount of clinical training hours, which is not a requirement to become a lactation counselor. These lactation consultants are certified by the International Board of Certified Lactation Consultants, as well. A lactation consultant typically has a bachelor’s degree in a health field and has undergone 90 hours of training and has somewhere between 300 and 1,000 hours of experience with parents.

Lactation consultants in Fontana, CA are often working with other healthcare teams in collaboration with postpartum nurses to ensure that parents understand how to breastfeed their babies. Both lactation consultants and lactation counselors can provide support, develop feeding plans, and offer actionable advice with respect to breastfeeding.

The best approach is for parents to hire a lactation specialist early in their pregnancy so that they can help you prepare both mentally and physically. Parents don’t need to wait until your baby is born to begin thinking about breastfeeding support and education.

Some parents might be anxious about breastfeeding in public or feel like they want access to a breastfeeding expert to help both inform and support them. A lactation consultant in Fontana, CA can also help young professional parents schedule their breastfeeding efficiently so that they can return to work quicker, while others might specialize in helping with breastfeeding anxiety issues.

It is never too late to hire a certified lactation consultant in Fontana, CA. These breastfeeding consultants can also offer emotional breastfeeding support that can be valuable to those who lack family or workplace support. A lactation consultant can also be critical in identifying warning signs that might indicate more serious growth or developmental issues.

There are many documented benefits to breastfeeding, and parents often believe that it will be an easy and natural experience. Unfortunately, many parents run into issues such as low milk supply, nipple engorgement, or latching problems that can affect their baby’s health. These lactation specialists can be useful for troubleshooting, advice, or emotional support.

Certified lactation consultants can strengthen the bond between parents and their babies through breastfeeding advice, tips, and support. This might include showing parents how to help their baby latch properly, establishing feeding schedules, or dealing with sore nipples or engorgement. A lactation consultant can help new parents better understand their baby’s needs in general, and monitor the baby’s growth and development.

Lactation specialists in Fontana, CA also offer emotional support and help parents breastfeed more efficiently so that they can get back to work and allow them to better manage expectations. Many parents face issues where they cannot breastfeed in the workplace, or do not have the family support or time to ensure that their child is breastfed properly and with care. These expert consultants can also provide a significant amount of moral support, diagnose breastfeeding issues, while also solving issues such as latching, positioning, and scheduling.

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