International Board Certified Lactation Consultant

Laura

Howells

I offer in home support to families as a lactation consultant and postpartum doula. Some of my fees are covered by many kids of insurance. Call me if you have questions, need reassurance or have complex lactation support needs, I am here for all of it.

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A trained Postpartum Nighttime Doula will come to your home to help you with bottle feeding, burping, diaper changing, and other overnight support.

  • 8 hours of overnight service
  • Service to begin by 10pm
  • Flat rate pricing
  • Customer pays upfront via credit card
  • Newmom.me pays Provider once service is delivered to Customer's satisfaction
  • Includes standard contract to protect all parties

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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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Work experience

Owner of Woven Lactation and previously woven births for the last 16 years

Services offered

Only offering home visits in Berkeley, Oakland, Richmond, El Sobrante, Orinda, Walnut Creek, San Rafael and San Francisco Area!


Lactation Consultant:

In-home lactation consultations:

  • Full history, observation of a feeding, weight checks, weighted feeds, problem solving with actually doable for your family solutions in mind.

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 other plans I bill through the lactation network, enter your insurance info on their site and they will tell you if you are covered. 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:

  • 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

I like to meet families where they are, get to know what their goals are and help them get there in as manageable a way as possible. Sometimes this just means normalizing that something is normal for a new born and will pass, sometimes this means making plans to make sure they are getting more sleep, sometimes it means holding the baby so that you can get a shower, or preparing a meal. Its all about what you need.

Fees

Lactation consultation:

  • $400 In-home initial consult
  • $300 In-home follow up

Postpartum doula: $65/hr

Self paced online breastfeeding courses: $49

Lactation consultation:

  • $400 In-home initial consult
  • $300 In-home follow up

Postpartum doula: $65/hr

Self paced online breastfeeding courses: $49

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Accepts insurance

Aetna

Insurance

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

Education & Credentials

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

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Languages

English

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Publications

Wovenlactation.com

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International Board Certified Lactation Consultant

Laura

Howells

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