Lactation Consultant

A lactation consultant is someone who has been specifically trained in the entire process of breastfeeding, from your baby’s first latch through the weaning process. Although breastfeeding should be natural, it doesn’t always feel that way. It is a learning process for both mom & baby, and a lactation consultant can help support you throughout your breastfeeding experience.

Service Area

Availability

Insurance

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Michelle

Paul Vogel

Michelle

Paul Vogel

Offers background check
Offers background check
Service area
San Mateo County Coastside community, Pacifica, Daly City and the Mid-Peninsula including Palo Alto and surrounding cities
Virtual services
Yes
Experience
  • 500+ Moms served
  • Lactation Consultant: 20+ Years
Insurance accepted
Aetna • Meritain
Additional services
Testimonial
Michelle has been instrumental in guiding me in this journey. Her excellent advice and reassurance has helped me make it this far and I cannot express my thanks enough. ~Anu
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Tracey

Jedrzejek

Tracey

Jedrzejek

Offers background check
Offers background check
Service area
San Mateo County
Virtual services
Yes
Experience
  • 1,000+ Moms served
  • Lactation Consultant: 10+ years
Insurance accepted
Additional services
Testimonial
Tracey is incredible! She is truly a rare gem and has such great insights and advice about breastfeeding. I truly feel the advice she gave set me up for successful breastfeeding long term. It can be very stressful learning how to breastfeed, but Tracey's calm, reassuring, experienced and wise demeanor made all the difference. ~Eleni
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Ellen

Schwerin

Ellen

Schwerin

Offers background check
Offers background check
Service area
Berkley • Oakland
Virtual services
Yes
Experience
  • 1,000+ Moms served
  • Lactation Consultant: 9+ Years
Insurance accepted
Aetna • Meritain
Additional services
Testimonial
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
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Karina

Plotek

Karina

Plotek

Offers background check
Offers background check
Service area
Alameda County • San Francisco County • San Mateo County • Santa Clara County
Virtual services
Yes
Experience
  • 70+ Moms served
  • Doula: 8+ years
  • Lactation Educator: 8+ years
  • Special Needs Children: 10+ years
  • Newborns: 20+ years
  • Pediatric Sleep Counselor: 1+ years
Insurance accepted
Additional services
Newborn Care Specialist (Twins/Triplets/Premature babies) • Certified Lactation Counselor
Testimonial
I can't overstate how much we enjoyed working with Karina. She was gentle yet informative in helping us navigate the first few months of our son's life. ~C. W.
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Laura

Howells

Laura

Howells

Offers background check
Offers background check
Service area
East Bay
Virtual services
Yes
Experience
  • 100+ Moms served
  • Doula( Only offering office consultation): 8+ years
  • Massage Therapist: 8+ years
  • Lactation Consultant: 3+ years
Insurance accepted
Aetna
Additional services
Certified Massage Therapist • Online Breastfeeding/Chestfeeding Classes
Testimonial
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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Puja

Kapoor

Puja

Kapoor

Offers background check
Offers background check
Service area
San Carlos • San Mateo • Foster City • Redwood City • Belmont • Menlo Park • Palo Alto
Virtual services
Yes
Experience
  • 2+ Moms served
  • Doula: 1+ month
  • Newborn Care Specilalist
  • Child Care Specialist
  • Lactation Counselor
  • Tummy Time Specialist
Insurance accepted
Additional services
• CAPPA trained Postpartum Doula • Certified Lactation Counselor • Tummy time Specialist • NCS
Testimonial
review
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Andrea

Levesque

Andrea

Levesque

Offers background check
Offers background check
Service area
Santa Clara County
Virtual services
Yes
Experience
  • 20+ Moms served
  • Lactation Consultant: 6+ Years
Insurance accepted
Additional services
Lactation Consultant
Testimonial
"Unfortunately, breastfeeding was anything but natural for me. I struggled immediately with an inadequate milk supply, which caused me a great deal of anxiety. With Andrea's help I was better able to understand how much milk my baby was getting and strategies to increase my supply. She was informative, calm and empathetic. I am so thankful to have had Andrea’s support to navigate those difficult early days and months of breastfeeding." ~ Krista, Mama to Henry
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Kelly

Ryan

Kelly

Ryan

Offers background check
Offers background check
Service area
Alameda County • Contra Costa County • Marin County • Napa County • San Francisco County • San Mateo County • Santa Clara County • Santa Cruz County • Solano County • Sonoma County
Virtual services
Yes
Experience
  • 300+ Moms served
  • Lactation Consultant: 5+ Years
Insurance accepted
Aetna
Additional services
Testimonial
Kelly is THE BEST! She is super sweet, down to earth, knowledgeable and dedicated to making sure everything is going well and YOU feel comfortable with feedings before she leaves. ~K. C.
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Debra

Brender

Debra

Brender

Offers background check
Offers background check
Service area
Santa Clara County
Virtual services
Yes
Experience
  • 1,000+ Moms served (private practice + RN/IBCLC at Good Samaritan hospital)
  • Nursing Mothers’ Counsel volunteer: 23+ years
  • Lactation Consultant: 4+ years
Insurance accepted
Anthem Blue Cross • Cigna • United Healthcare • Google
Additional services
Registered Nurse • CPR • Nursing Mothers’ Counsel volunteer
Testimonial
Debra really helped me when no one else could figure out my issues. Without Debra’s help, I would’ve given up months too early. We are forever grateful! ~S. H.
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Kim

Hunter

Kim

Hunter

Offers background check
Offers background check
Service area
San Joaquin County • Stanislaus County• Alameda County • Contra Costa County
Virtual services
Yes
Experience
  • 50+ Moms served
  • Doula: 3+ years
Insurance accepted
Additional services
Doula • IBCLC
Testimonial
1 million stars for Kim! I had the honor to have Kim as part of my postpartum support team! Kim is extremely knowledgeable and experienced with all things breastfeeding and baby! She’s professional and is happy to answers all of your crazy questions and even helps talk through some of the fears/anxieties you may have! - Megan R
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Melanie

Staehelin

Melanie

Staehelin

Offers background check
Offers background check
Service area
San Francisco county • San Mateo county • Santa Clara county
Virtual services
Yes
Experience
  • 350+ Moms served
  • Postpartum Care: 4+ years
Insurance accepted
Additional services
Postpartum Medical Care • Postpartum Mental Health • Baby-wearing
Testimonial
review
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Brandi

Flores

Brandi

Flores

Offers background check
Offers background check
Service area
Contra Costa County • Solano county • Napa county • Alameda county • East bay
Virtual services
Yes
Experience
  • 5000+ Moms served
  • Experience with new moms: 18 years
  • Lactation Consultant: 2+ months
Insurance accepted
Additional services
Lactation Consultant
Testimonial
Brandi is phenomenal. She really took the time to show me the ropes and to answer all of my questions in detail. She is very kind and knowledgeable. ~ Sarah T.
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Annmarie

Hext

Annmarie

Hext

Offers background check
Offers background check
Service area
SoCal Beach Cities within Los Angeles County
Virtual services
Yes
Experience
  • 1000+ Families served
  • Lactation Consultant: 2+ Years
  • Registered Nurse: 16+ years
  • Certified Lactation Educator: 15+ years
Insurance accepted
Additional services
Lactation Consultant • Prenatal Consultations • Online Breast/Bodyfeeding Classes • Online Returning to Work/School
Testimonial
Annmarie is AMAZING. I’ve seen over 7 lactation consultants between my 2 kids and Annmarie is one of the best there is. She is so incredibly knowledgeable, kind, positive, and helpful. She really helped me when I had a sudden drop in milk and I cannot say enough good things about her. - A.F.
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Puja

Kapoor

Puja

Kapoor

Virtual services
Background check
Offers background check
Service area
San Carlos • San Mateo • Foster City • Redwood City • Belmont • Menlo Park • Palo Alto
Experience
  • 2+ Moms served
  • Doula: 1+ month
  • Newborn Care Specilalist
  • Child Care Specialist
  • Lactation Counselor
  • Tummy Time Specialist
Insurance accepted
Additional services
• CAPPA trained Postpartum Doula • Certified Lactation Counselor • Tummy time Specialist • NCS
review
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Michelle

Paul Vogel

Michelle

Paul Vogel

Virtual services
Background check
Offers background check
Service area
San Mateo County Coastside community, Pacifica, Daly City and the Mid-Peninsula including Palo Alto and surrounding cities
Experience
  • 500+ Moms served
  • Lactation Consultant: 20+ Years
Insurance accepted
Aetna • Meritain
Additional services
review
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Tracey

Jedrzejek

Tracey

Jedrzejek

Virtual services
Background check
Offers background check
Service area
San Mateo County
Experience
  • 1,000+ Moms served
  • Lactation Consultant: 10+ years
Insurance accepted
Additional services
review
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Ellen

Schwerin

Ellen

Schwerin

Virtual services
Background check
Offers background check
Service area
Berkley • Oakland
Experience
  • 1,000+ Moms served
  • Lactation Consultant: 9+ Years
Insurance accepted
Aetna • Meritain
Additional services
review
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Karina

Plotek

Karina

Plotek

Virtual services
Background check
Offers background check
Service area
Alameda County • San Francisco County • San Mateo County • Santa Clara County
Experience
  • 70+ Moms served
  • Doula: 8+ years
  • Lactation Educator: 8+ years
  • Special Needs Children: 10+ years
  • Newborns: 20+ years
  • Pediatric Sleep Counselor: 1+ years
Insurance accepted
Additional services
Newborn Care Specialist (Twins/Triplets/Premature babies) • Certified Lactation Counselor
review
s

Laura

Howells

Laura

Howells

Virtual services
Background check
Offers background check
Service area
East Bay
Experience
  • 100+ Moms served
  • Doula( Only offering office consultation): 8+ years
  • Massage Therapist: 8+ years
  • Lactation Consultant: 3+ years
Insurance accepted
Aetna
Additional services
Certified Massage Therapist • Online Breastfeeding/Chestfeeding Classes
review
s

Andrea

Levesque

Andrea

Levesque

Virtual services
Background check
Offers background check
Service area
Santa Clara County
Experience
  • 20+ Moms served
  • Lactation Consultant: 6+ Years
Insurance accepted
Additional services
Lactation Consultant
review
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Kelly

Ryan

Kelly

Ryan

Virtual services
Background check
Offers background check
Service area
Alameda County • Contra Costa County • Marin County • Napa County • San Francisco County • San Mateo County • Santa Clara County • Santa Cruz County • Solano County • Sonoma County
Experience
  • 300+ Moms served
  • Lactation Consultant: 5+ Years
Insurance accepted
Aetna
Additional services
review
s

Debra

Brender

Debra

Brender

Virtual services
Background check
Offers background check
Service area
Santa Clara County
Experience
  • 1,000+ Moms served (private practice + RN/IBCLC at Good Samaritan hospital)
  • Nursing Mothers’ Counsel volunteer: 23+ years
  • Lactation Consultant: 4+ years
Insurance accepted
Anthem Blue Cross • Cigna • United Healthcare • Google
Additional services
Registered Nurse • CPR • Nursing Mothers’ Counsel volunteer
review
s

Kim

Hunter

Kim

Hunter

Virtual services
Background check
Offers background check
Service area
San Joaquin County • Stanislaus County• Alameda County • Contra Costa County
Experience
  • 50+ Moms served
  • Doula: 3+ years
Insurance accepted
Additional services
Doula • IBCLC
review
s

Melanie

Staehelin

Melanie

Staehelin

Virtual services
Background check
Offers background check
Service area
San Francisco county • San Mateo county • Santa Clara county
Experience
  • 350+ Moms served
  • Postpartum Care: 4+ years
Insurance accepted
Additional services
Postpartum Medical Care • Postpartum Mental Health • Baby-wearing
review
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Brandi

Flores

Brandi

Flores

Virtual services
Background check
Offers background check
Service area
Contra Costa County • Solano county • Napa county • Alameda county • East bay
Experience
  • 5000+ Moms served
  • Experience with new moms: 18 years
  • Lactation Consultant: 2+ months
Insurance accepted
Additional services
Lactation Consultant
review
s

Annmarie

Hext

Annmarie

Hext

Virtual services
Background check
Offers background check
Service area
SoCal Beach Cities within Los Angeles County
Experience
  • 1000+ Families served
  • Lactation Consultant: 2+ Years
  • Registered Nurse: 16+ years
  • Certified Lactation Educator: 15+ years
Insurance accepted
Additional services
Lactation Consultant • Prenatal Consultations • Online Breast/Bodyfeeding Classes • Online Returning to Work/School

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Kitchen Doula

Nourishing new & expecting moms

Ritual Meals

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Vita Kitchen

Nutritious + Delicious Food To Fuel Your Body, Mind + Lifestyle

Plentiful Kitchen

Wholesome Ingredients Mindfully Prepared

SoJo's Cookies and Bites

Fresh, Natural, Made to Order Lactation Cookies & Bites

Kitchen Doula

Nourishing new & expecting moms

Kitchen Doula

Nourishing new & expecting moms

At Kitchen Doula, we believe food is more than just fuel. Food is how we take care of each other and express our love. In the challenging, exciting, and stressful moments of life, we need to eat well not just to feel full but also to feel loved.

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Ritual Meals

Nourish your body. Thrive Postpartum.

Ritual Meals

Nourish your body. Thrive Postpartum.

What your body needs now is different from what your body needed pre-birth and even pre-pregnancy. That's why we created The Postpartum Program—daily postpartum meals, snacks, and teas nutritionally designed to support your physical recovery, boost your energy, and improve mood. If you’re breastfeeding, The Postpartum Program also supports your supply and quality of your milk.

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Vita Kitchen

Nutritious + Delicious Food To Fuel Your Body, Mind + Lifestyle

Vita Kitchen

Nutritious + Delicious Food To Fuel Your Body, Mind + Lifestyle

At Vita Kitchen we know that modern life is busy, and many of us are buzzing around on information overload.
Let us take something off your to-do list.

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We work hard to get to know your taste and preferences, and what foods make you feel healthiest, to make sure we are always providing the highest quality meal delivery service.

BAY AREA WHOLE FOOD MEAL DELIVERY

Plentiful Kitchen

Wholesome Ingredients Mindfully Prepared

Plentiful Kitchen

Wholesome Ingredients Mindfully Prepared

The journey from pregnancy to parenthood is beautiful. It is also a time that requires a strong, nurturing support system to ensure optimal wellness for mother and baby.

Plentiful Kitchen’s meals are designed with the nutrition of the post-natal and nursing parent in mind. We offer ready-to-eat, nutrient-dense and nourishing meals. Our plans are designed to create healthy routines, boost your immune system, improve your digestion, shed extra weight and clear your skin.

Each meal contains organic, gluten free, dairy free, no refined sugars, and non GMO ingredients – Food that you can trust! Menu options change weekly and seasonally. Meals are prepared by private chef Inbal Fershtat and delivered directly to expecting and new mothers throughout the Bay Area.

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SoJo's Cookies and Bites

Fresh, Natural, Made to Order Lactation Cookies & Bites

SoJo's Cookies and Bites

Fresh, Natural, Made to Order Lactation Cookies & Bites

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