Laura

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Pregnancy and birth have been astounding and full of fascination for me since I can remember, the fact that we can grow an entire human from just two halves of a cell never stops amazing me. My own experiences of birth, and my birth and postpartum work have only fueled my passion. My hope is to be able to support families in their time of transition. I am here to listen to and respect, not to judge, the decisions you make for your family, and will work hard to help you accomplish your goals, whatever they may be.
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I saw 4 lactation consultants for my son's breastfeeding issues before meeting Laura Howells, and I cannot recommend her highly enough.

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Owner of Woven Lactation

Services offered

Only offering In office and Virtual services.

In office consultations at 1225 solano ave, suite B, Albany, ca, 94706

Lactation Consultant:

Online lactation consultations

  • Virtual consults can be great for taking histories and troubleshooting common questions and problems. Most of what we do in-home can be effectively replicated online

Bottlefeeding & pumping

  • I advise clients on bottle-feeding technique, pumping schedules, and strategies to fit your family. Together we can select pumps, bottles, and other feeding equipment, as well as how to use and clean it—and store excess milk!

Comprehensive care plans

  • All our appointments end with a comprehensive care plan. This includes notes on everything we talked about, and links to resources and videos on key topics—as well as when to follow up.

Insurance billing

  • I bill direct to Aetna. With all other HMOs and PPOs I supply you with a standard superbill which you can submit for reimbursement. I can accept payments from health spending accounts.

Doula: (Only offering office consultation)

  • Knowledge of Doula & Lactation Consultant
  • Troubleshoot Lactation issues
  • Teach about bottle feeding
  • Questions about Newborn care
  • Knowledge about Infant sleep

Online Breastfeeding class: During the course of the curriculum I will be answering the many questions that all my clients tend to ask me. I will also add any extra information that, as a lactation consultant, I believe is important for you to know. These are the subjects that will be covered,

  • How to prepare for breastfeeding or chestfeeding
  • What to do when things don’t go to plan, including addressing tongue tie & other anatomical issues
  • What’s safe to eat and what medication is safe while breastfeeding or chestfeeding
  • When to supplement, and when formula or donor milk might be the best for your family
  • When to know when your baby is hungry or full and when they need to be fed
  • When and how to pump to optimize your supply
  • Making a feeding plan, managing your expectations, and knowing how to adapt
  • Outside resources and when to call for more support

My approach

Since 2009, I have been happily supporting growing families during pregnancy, birth, postpartum, and the first years. My work began centered around the postpartum period, through postpartum doula work, massage, and lactation support—but I attended births for about a year as well. It is always amazing to be able to witness the bonding and breastfeeding and chestfeeding that happens in the first hours and days after birth. These births and families, and my volunteer work with LaLeche League, inspired me to become a lactation consultant, certifying as an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) in January 2018. I support LGBTQIA+ community and provide you non judgmental support that you need to reach your family goals.

Fees

Lactation consultation:

  • $300 virtual/in office initial consult
  • $200 virtual/followup

Postpartum doula ( Only offering office consultation): $65/hr

Self paced online breastfeeding courses: $25 pandemic special

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Aetna

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

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IBCLC
Childbirth Educator
Certified Massage Therapist (CMT) National Holistic Institute
Birth and Postpartum Training Conscious Birthing

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