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Found 6 Pros in Scottsdale, AZ, USA | Lactation support
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Families served
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Latina Baxter

Phoenix, AZ

1 reviews • 580 families supported • 10 years experience

1 reviews • 580 families supported • 10 years experience

Experience the Marley & Moo Difference NON JUDGMENTAL SUPPORT | We support you in whatever type of birth you want to have. We trust you to make the decisions that are right for you and your baby and will do everything in our power to make your experience full of joy no matter what you choose. ON CALL FROM DAY ONE | Babies don't always come on or around your due date. Rest assured that one of your specialist will always be available should your baby arrive early or need more time. DOUBLE SUPPORT & BUILT IN BACKUP | We want you to know that only a doula you have met and feel comfortable with will attend your birth. ALL IN ONE SERVICES | Many of our specialist are cross trained as birth doulas, postpartum doulas, childbirth educators, and placenta encapsulation professionals.

Care philosophy

Marley & Moo™ Maternity will help to prepare, educate, and support you and your family through the journey of pregnancy, to motherhood and beyond. We believe in bringing non-judgmental, professional and reliable support to your motherhood journey. By providing a variety of birth support and postpartum services, we help you bring out your inner confidence to rock motherhood like a boss!

Areas served

  • Houston, TX,
  • Phoenix, AZ
  • Katy, TX
  • Sugar Land, TX
  • Kingwood, TX
  • Gilbert, AZ
  • Surprise, AZ
  • Scottsdale, AZ

Reviews

  • Adilah
    November 16, 2022 at 11:29 am | Peer review

    Latina is an amazing woman, mother, mentor, and doula. She has so much to share and is a great educator to other birth workers and clients.

$ flexible
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Sydney Pauker

Phoenix, AZ

1 reviews • 1000 families supported • 6 years experience

1 reviews • 1000 families supported • 6 years experience

I have been a doula for 6 years! I got started because in 2015 i went to Kenya for a few months and volunteered in a maternity ward. When i got home i looked into different ways to support pregnant ladies and found being a doula. So in 2016 i got certified as a doula and in 2018 i went to Kenya for 10 months as a certified doula and supported over 800 moms there.

Care philosophy

I’m there to support you from the minute you hire me till after postpartum when you don’t need support.

Areas served

  • Phoenix
  • Tempe
  • Scottsdale
  • Tucson
  • Marana
  • Gilbert
  • Mesa

Reviews

  • Maribeth
    September 21, 2022 at 11:47 am | Peer review

    Sydney has stepped up to VOLUNTEER her doula services for refugee women giving birth in Phoenix. Specifically, for women without birth partners, otherwise giving birth alone – imagine what a difference she makes in their birth experiences and lives! She is an amazing blessing!

$ flexible
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Sydney Pauker

Phoenix, AZ

2 reviews • 700 families supported • 5 years experience

2 reviews • 700 families supported • 5 years experience

I got certified as a doula in 2017 so i could go to Kenya Africa and support moms there. So in 2018 I went for 10 months to be a doula at a government hospital and a birth center in Kenya, while I was there i supported over 700 moms and it was the best experience of my life. So when i support moms i let them tell me how involved they want me to be throughout their pregnancy, I can go to drs appointments if they want me to, I let mom decide how much support she wants from me. In labor i can be totally hands on and do hip squeeze, massages, pressure points again i let mom tell me how much support she wants as I’m always there for my moms.

Care philosophy

I’m there for what the mom wants and will support her however she wants support. If she wants me to be very hands on throughout ill be there as much as she needs me.

Areas served

  • Phoenix
  • Tucson
  • Tempe
  • Glendale
  • Buckeye
  • Gilbert
  • Chandler
  • Mesa

Reviews

  • Briana
    April 23, 2022 at 5:41 am | Client review

    Sydney’s greatest strength is her sweet and caring nature. She truly loves working with moms and babies. She gave excellent emotional support through labor and hands-on help with newborn care. She freely offers as much time as you need.

$ flexible
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Key White

Phoenix, AZ

3 reviews • 20 families supported • 3 years experience

3 reviews • 20 families supported • 3 years experience

At Mindful Conceptions we practice a holistic approach that caters to the mind, body, and spirit for a relaxing birth. I come from a lineage of midwives, doulas, and birth workers that honor traditional support in birthing. I come from a family very deep within tradition to honor the baby being born and support the mother through her courageous creation. This has taught me about the importance for each family to continue the traditions they are looking to start or continue at their births and into their child's lives. Each tradition is different for each family which makes it better and unique to the occasion. From learning from my elders in my family I have learned herbal remedies and natural support techniques to provide before, during, and after labor. Once I became an adult I pushed forward in my dream of becoming a birth worker, herbalist, advocate for women's health, and currently a student midwife. I have dedicated my life to supporting women and families in need of birth/postpartum support and my goal is to make sure that every family has control over their birth and are informed of the information needed to have the birth they desire. At Mindful Concepts we are mindful of our approach, intention, and support! Bemindfulconcepts.com

Care philosophy

At Mindful Conceptions we believe that the family should have full control of their births and receive the support they need with an holistic approach that is safe, natural, and spiritual for the family. We honor traditional births and rites of passages significant to each family to continue the practices for their lineage. I am here to help make your birth a memorable and sweet life event!

Areas served

  • Maricopa County
  • Glendale
  • Phoenix
  • Peoria
  • Maricopa
  • Avondale
  • Goodyear
  • Buckeye
  • Surprise
  • El Mirage
  • Mesa
  • Gilbert
  • Tempe

Reviews

  • Markysha
    August 6, 2022 at 10:23 am | Client review

    Key was VERY attentive and informative. She made me feel comfortable and in control of my entire pregnancy and L&D. Key gave me a out of the world experience with my water home birth my and family and I are very grateful for her and plan to request her services for our future pregnancies! Thank you so much Key for being everything we needed!

$ flexible
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Kalee Francis

Scottsdale, AZ

0 reviews • 100 families supported • 7 years experience

0 reviews • 100 families supported • 7 years experience

Virtual and in-home services. Prenatal planning, breastfeeding support, and feeding therapy provided by dedicated speech language pathologists and internationally board certified lactation consultants.

Care philosophy

Family centered lactation and feeding support services. We believe that a healthy child starts with a well supported mother. We bring the care to you! Breastfeeding, bottle feeding, or starting solids-let us help you with all of your feeding needs!

Areas served

  • Phoenix, Arizona
  • Scottsdale, Arizona
  • Show Low, Arizona
  • Pinetop-Lakeside, Arizona
  • Goodyear, Arizona
  • Peoria, Arizona
  • Surprise, Arizona
$ flexible
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Dee Cuthbert

San Tan Valley, AZ

0 reviews • 27 families supported • 12 years experience

0 reviews • 27 families supported • 12 years experience

From arrival to departure, we are guided by our many phases. At Moonside Wellness, we honor that by fostering a journey as unique as you are. We specialize in community wellness, trauma-informed Hatha and prenatal Yoga, and meditative guidance rooted in mindfulness and loving-kindness.

Care philosophy

I believe that there is no one way to live well, love well, or live well. This is why I value a care philosophy that focuses on the uniqueness of each individual and their personal journey. Birth and postpartum are very intense times in our lives and I believe that there is an art to care that often gets neglected in many settings. It is my hope to re-center the artfulness of wellness.

Areas served

  • Queen Creek
  • San Tan Valley
  • Mesa
  • Gilbert
  • Chandler
  • Tucson

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 Scottsdale, AZ 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 Scottsdale, AZ 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 Scottsdale, AZ 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 Scottsdale, AZ, 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 Scottsdale, AZ 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 Scottsdale, AZ is $185 per hour based on a survey of 120 lactation specialists in the Scottsdale, AZ 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 Scottsdale, AZ. 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 Scottsdale, AZ 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 Scottsdale, AZ 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 Scottsdale, AZ 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 Scottsdale, AZ 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 Scottsdale, AZ 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 Scottsdale, AZ. 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 Scottsdale, AZ 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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