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 empowered by your experience.
- Private In-Office Lactation Consults
- Private In-Home Lactation Consults
- Specialty Consults
- Therapeutic Breast Massage
- Prenatal breastfeeding classes
- Breastfeeding support groups
When To Call
Breastfeeding 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
- Mama feels she doesn't have 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
Pregnant and don’t know where to begin? Here at Mamas & Milk, we believe the more you know the more empowered you will be! 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. Breastfeeding is the normal process by which we, as mamas, as mammals, can nurture our children. Take our Breastfeeding 101 class to learn about what to expect, or visit our Mamas Circle on Fridays to talk with other mamas!
Postpartum Lactation Consult - a 90 minute private consult for mamas and their babies (partners 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 for mama and baby. Consults are done in your home or in our clinic setting.
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 for mama and baby.
- Private in-office - $180
- Private in-home - $235
Expectant parents will learn how breastfeeding benefits both mama and baby(ies),how to get breastfeeding off to a good start, what to expect in the first two weeks, breastfeeding positions, and common misconceptions. Bring any questions to class! Partner/support person is encouraged to attend.
See our calendar for the current schedule. Classes held at Babies R Us, Mira Mesa.
Breastfeeding Support Groups
Mamas Circle – Parenting and Breastfeeding Support Group
Spend time with other mamas and babies. Learn and share valuable parenting advice. Find out how much breast milk your baby is getting with a pre- and post-feed weight. Latch, positioning, and other breastfeeding assistance will be offered by a registered lactation consultant. In addition to mama-to-mama conversation, a new topic will be discussed each week, ranging from infant sleep habits to going back to work. Expectant mamas are welcome and encouraged to attend!
Also, check out Babywearing Yoga, starts at 12pm right after group. Come for breastfeeding support, then stay after for a yoga practice with your baby!
Mamas 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: Mamas & Milk Office
15706 Pomerado Rd, Ste 108, Poway, CA 92064 (view map)
Day and Time: Fridays, 10:30-noon
Like us on Facebook to let us know you are coming!
Mamas Circle II – Full Term Breastfeeding Support Group
“Extended” breastfeeding mamas, this group is for you! We will focus on issues that come up in the second year (or more) of breastfeeding like co-sleeping, tantrums, breastfeeding acrobatics, setting limits, and the decision of when to wean (or not).
(Note: This group is meant to be for mamas and their babes 1 year or older. If you have a younger babe who is wreaking havoc on the little ones in your breastfeeding support group – please join us. If you want to breastfeed past a year and want to find out what you are in store for, please join us. If you have questions, want to find out what “extended” breastfeeding is all about, please join us.)
Where: Mamas & Milk Office
15706 Pomerado Rd, Suite 108, Poway, 92064
Who: Mamas - you can bring your babe along or just come yourself!
Day and Time: First Tuesday of the month - time varies (see calendar)
See our facebook page to let us know you are coming! We always put an event reminder the week before, so like and follow us to stay informed!