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Lactation Consultations

In-Store or In-Home Hands On Lactation Support!

Our team of International Board Certified Lactation Consultants  (IBCLC's) offer one-on-one consultations for new mothers seeking breastfeeding support. We offer gentle, "hands-on" advice for all breastfeeding concerns including:

  • latch-on difficulties
  • inadequate infant weight gain
  • milk-supply concerns
  • sore and inverted nipples
  • severe engorgement
  • nipple confusion and so much more!

Our experienced team is also extremely successful when working with families of multiples, premature, NICU, adopted or special need babies and mothers at-high-risk for lactation problems.

Producing breast milk is natural, the art of latching a baby to the breast is learned. Sometimes what is supposed to come easily doesn't, and sometimes a breastfeeding problem occurs after discharge from the hospital. Lactation Consultants are professional health workers who are trained to help mothers manage lactation and reach their breastfeeding goals. They work in hospitals, doctors offices and in private practice within the community. Limited phone services are free; home visits and office consultations involve a fee.

Meet our Lactation Team!

The majority of our consultants have over 25 years experience and are Master's prepared Registered Nurses. 

Schedule An Appointment! 

In-Home or Hospital visits from our IBCLC's are available in the following areas:

  • Santa Monica
  • Hollywood
  • Calabasas
  • Sherman Oaks and surrounding areas.

Please call 310-998-1981 to schedule a visit.

In-Store appointments with an individual lactation consultation are also available. Please call the location most convenient to you to schedule:

Santa Monica Hollywood
The Pump Station
2415 Wilshire Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90403
(310) 998.1981
The Pump Station
1248 Vine St.
Hollywood, CA 90038
(323) 469.5300

 

When To Seek Help? 

A good time to talk to a lactation consultant is right before or a few days after giving birth. Being prepared for what to expect and having the tools in place ahead of time can go a long way in preventing issues like sore nippes, and promoting healthy milk production and proper latch. However, even with the best efforts, many times issues still arise.

You may need help if:

  • You are concerned about low milk supply
  • You feel your baby is not getting enough milk
  • Your baby cries all the time
  • Your baby sleeps all the time
  • You have sore, cracked nipples
  • You dread nursing because your nipples hurt the entire time
  • The filling of your breasts (engorgement) does not occur by the 5th day after birth
  • You are severely engorged
  • Your baby does not latch onto your breast
  • Your baby does not have 3 or more yellow, runny stools by day six
  • Your baby has not regained birth weight at 2 weeks
  • You have any other breastfeeding concerns

While you may have read plenty of breastfeeding brochures, books, online articles, watched hours of you tube, snapchat or Instagram videos, participated in Facebook groups, or other online crowd sourcing discussions and looked at countless of illustrations displaying techniques and positions...we can not overstate enough the BENEFIT OF HANDS ON HELP IS INVALUABLEThe Pump Station & Nurtury® has decades of experience providing new families with outstanding educational, breastfeeding and baby care support, including products and classes which can make all the difference to you and your baby. Research shows that mothers who receive support when breastfeeding difficulties arise are more likely to continue nursing, meaning both you and your baby are more likely able to not only accomplish your breastfeeding goals but do so in a way that allows you to enjoy this special bonding experience along the way!

While each Mother's (and Baby's) needs vary, our Lactation Consultants have curated a list of recommended products to ensure you and your baby have the best breastfeeding journey possible!

 

You can also check out our Breastfeeding and Baby Care Help Topics

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