Ellen

Schwerin

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I believe all parents deserve quality, non-judgmental lactation support and breastfeeding/chestfeeding education in the comfort of their homes. I’ve helped over 1,000 families resolve their feeding challenges and raise happy, healthy babies. I love helping families when they need it the most in a calm and non-judgmental way, and I am an LBGTQI ally.
We are so thankful that we were able to find Ellen. She was a wealth of knowledge for us (first-time parents). She responded quickly, came to our home, had great suggestions and great referrals for other resources. She was a godsend. ~A

Work experience

Owner/IBCLC at Happy Milk Lactation Support since 2012

Services offered

I can help you with all aspects of your lactation/breastfeeding/chestfeeding journey:

  • Education on breastfeeding/chestfeeding and normal newborn behaviors before your baby arrives, which can help lessen anxiety
  • Newborn consultations when you’re home from the hospital
  • Issues that may arise, such as fussy baby, slow weight gain, tongue tie, painful nursing, plugged ducts, not enough milk, too much milk
  • Teaching Therapeutic Breast Massage for Lactation for engorgement, plugged ducts, mastitis, breast pain
  • Going back to work consults to set up a workable plan, including pumping
  • Consults for twins or tandem nursing
  • Helping parents induce lactation (if you have a surrogate or are adopting, and want to breastfeed/chestfeed)
  • Weaning from supplements, bottle feeding, pumping and breastfeeding

My approach

You can do this! And how do I know? Besides having had my own personal breastfeeding/chestfeeding issues, I’ve helped over 1,000 families in the Bay Area with theirs. Welcome! My name is Ellen H. Schwerin, and I am the founder and owner of Happy Milk Lactation Support. I am an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), which is the gold standard in advanced practice lactation care.

Fees

Free initial consultation: No

Video Consultations:

  • Initial with Baby $245 (90 min)
  • Prenatal $195 (90 min)
  • Follow-up, Pumping/Bottle Feeding, or Inducing Lactation$195 (60 min)
  • All consults include 1 week of follow-up email/phone support


Home consultations:

  • Initial home visit (before insurance reimbursement) is $300, up to 2 hours, plus 1 week of follow-up phone/email support
  • Prenatal and follow-up visits are $225, up to 1.5 hours, plus 1 week of follow-up phone/email support
  • Weight check visit for established clients only is $150 for up to 1 hour (may not include full baby exam or full nursing session)
  • There is a $50 travel fee depending on how far you are outside of my usual travel range (I’m in Berkeley), or if I have to cross a bridge to see you, such as San Francisco or the outer East Bay

Twins: Add $50 to each consult for the extra time and complexity.

There is a $75 fee if you cancel within 24 hours and do not reschedule.

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Meritain

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Does not accept insurance directly. May provide an invoice for submission to your insurance provider.

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IBCLC

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Provider is willing to provide a background check upon request.
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Registered with California Trustline
Updated

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Languages

English

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Website & publications

https://happymilk.us • https://happymilk.us/breastfeeding-blog/

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