Breastfeeding is Normal.
Breastfeeding is Natural.
But it's not always easy.
We are here to help…
At Mamas & Milk our goal is to support parents through this learning process and to promote the bond between parents and baby. Sometimes it comes easily. Sometimes we are faced with challenges. We are here to help you on your journey without judgment.
No matter where you are on your path or what it looks like, we want you to feel supported through your experience.
- Private In-Home Lactation ConsultIn
- In-Office Lactation Consults - Sorrento Valley/Mira Mesa area
- Specialty Consults
- Therapeutic Breast Massage
- Free Breastfeeding Support Group
When To Call
Breastfeeding/chestfeeding and not sure when to get help? If you have asked yourself that question it is already time! Here are just a few of the many things we can help with:
- Painful latch
- Baby not latching
- Sore or damaged nipples
- Feeling there is not enough milk
- Slow weight gain
- Tongue/lip tie issues
- Baby hospitalized or in the NICU
- Premature baby
- Breastfeeding multiples
- Plugged ducts, breast pain, and/or mastitis
- SNS supplementation
- Induced Lactation
Pregnant and don’t know where to begin? Take the time to arm yourself with knowledge so you can feel confident to be a part of the decision making process for your baby. Feeding, loving and bonding with your baby are THE most important things you can do for your baby. These basic needs are not only crucial to his or her general well-being in infancy; they provide the first foundation upon which all else is built.
Postpartum Lactation Consult - a 90 minute private consult for parents and their babies (partner/support person welcome and are encouraged to be present!) who are having breastfeeding problems and/or difficulties, are concerned about baby’s weight gain or your milk supply. This visit includes pre- and post-feeding weights to see how much baby has transferred at the breast, an evaluation of baby’s suck, position and latch assessment, and a personalized plan of care.. Consults are done in your home or in our home office in Sorrento Valley/Mira Mesa.
- Private in-home - $185 - Contact Dawn!
- Private in-office - $120
Prenatal/Postpartum Consult – Includes two visits – One 60 minute prenatal visit assessing potential breastfeeding difficulties and forming a breastfeeding plan for birth and immediately after. One 90 minute postpartum visit within four days of birth includes pre- and post-feeding weights to see how much baby has transferred at the breast, an evaluation of baby’s suck, position and latch assessment, and a personalized plan of care.
- Private in-home - $285
Milk Circle – Parenting and Breastfeeding Support Group
Join our community for a drop-in breastfeeding support group! Get support from and connect with fellow breastfeeding/chest-feeding parents. Track your baby’s weight gain and milk transfer with a pre- and post-feeding weight. An IBCLC runs the group providing help with latch, positioning, and answering general questions. Milk Circle is usually led by Dawn or Carly, unless something weird happens. In that case, another fantastic expert will be there to assist you!
Where: RISE Prime Wellness
5550 Carmel Mountain Rd #208, San Diego, CA 92130 (view map)
Day and Time: Fridays, 11:45am-1:15pm