Why I’m a Doula and Breastfeeding Counselor
I have found the greatest happiness in becoming a mother to my two daughters. The experience has deeply connected me to the challenges and joys that families experience when welcoming a new baby into an existing family. I have a passion for helping families smooth the adjustment by providing comprehensive breastfeeding support and guiding families to find the path in parenting that is important to them.
As a lactation counselor and postpartum doula, I offer non judgmental support to mother, support persons and older siblings. I strive to educate the family about breastfeeding, newborn characteristics and basic skills such as bathing, diapering and swaddling. I also provide light meal and snack preparation as well as light household maintenance so that the family has more time to bond with their new baby.
Here for You
LACTATION EDUCATION AND COUNSELING
Receive in person breastfeeding advise on proper positioning and latch, nipple pain and engorgement management, pumping, and what to expect when breastfeeding your newborn.
Receive in home education and practical support to help you manage the demands of caring for your new baby. And help you get some much needed rest!
Informative and Compassionate
As your postpartum doula, I will be available before your baby arrives by email, phone and text to listen and help you find answers to your questions by providing evidence based information. We will meet once prenatally to discuss your hopes and expectations for when you bring baby home.
After the birth of our third child, we knew we needed some extra assistance with the baby and maintaining our family life. Melissa was incredible in helping me with breastfeeding solutions and getting a proper latch. I was amazed when her suggestions helped immediately. Even as a third time mom, I still benefited so much from her knowledge, care for all of our family members, and her expertise. I would highly recommend Melissa to work with your family wether you are a first time mom, or fifth! I only wish I had found her before my third!
I was so grateful and lucky to have Melissa as my postpartum doula. She gave my family such caring support and valuable knowledge during my postpartum and 3rd trimester. She inspired me, energized me and encouraged me to be a confident, happy mom of two. I highly value Melissa's support and hope you have her when you are in need of a village to raise your child.
Melissa provided continued breastfeeding support to ensure both me and my daughter were set up for long term breastfeeding success. Her help in the first few weeks was such a relief.
1 hour in home lactation support
$100 (West Los Angeles)
$130 (Greater Los Angeles)
POSTPARTUM DOULA SERVICES
In home daytime and evening support
$40/hour for singletons
$45/hour for twins
A DOULA FOR EVERYONE WHO WANTS ONE
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If cost is an issue, please contact me to discuss.