Breastfeeding Help / Lactation Counseling

Breastfeeding can be an incredibly beautiful and powerful experience for parents: it facilitates a strong emotional bond between parents and baby; it makes you feel empowered as a parent; and it is fantastic for your baby’s health. However, breastfeeding can also be extremely frustrating. There is a definite learning curve when it comes to breastfeeding, and many parents experience lactation difficulties.

​That’s where breastfeeding counseling comes in. A certified lactation counselor is trained to teach mothers how to feed their baby and help them with issues such as painful nursing, low milk production, and latching difficulties.

I am a Certified Lactation Educator Counselor. I received my certification from UC San Diego’s Lactation Educator Course, a nationally-recognized university program. ​

Flexible Availability

It’s important that you address your lactation concerns as soon as they arise.

And, as lactation issues can occur at all hours of the day or night, you need a lactation educator who you can consult with at any time during the day or night.

During the day, I will come to your home or hospital, or you can come to my office. During the evening or night, I can work with you by phone or by Skype; fee applies.

Services I provide:

  • Breastfeeding/lactation counseling available 7 days a week, 24 hours a day

  • Breastfeeding assessment and plan

  • Baby weight checks (without consultation); fee applies

  • Follow-up with your pediatrician 

  • Hospital grade breast pump rental


  • $200 for a 1–1 ½ hour consultation. Full payment expected at the time of service unless previously discussed with Michele.

  • $30 per 15-minute phone or video consultation. Full payment is expected at the time of service unless previously discussed with Michele.

  • $150 for a follow-up, in-person visit

  • A travel fee of $10 will be added for 25 miles outside of my immediate area.

  • ​Baby weight checks without a consultation: $25 fee

During our COVID-19 Shelter-in-Place orders, I am teaching online classes and offering virtual support services at half the price of my in-person classes and services.  Per my usual policy, if any pricing proves to be difficult for you, please let me know. No one will be turned away.

Please contact me at (831) 238-0655

Text or call me to schedule an appointment for breastfeeding assistance from
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Please call me if you need an immediate breastfeeding assistance appointment from 10:00 p.m. – on.

Please do not let finances get in the way of receiving the support that you need and want. Note that while I do have a baseline fee for all of my services and classes, I will offer a discounts, scholarships, and/or payment arrangements to those in need on a case by case basis. Please do not hesitate to ask how I can help you.

I do not bill insurance, but I can provide you with an invoice to submit to your insurance company.

Now available!  You can use your HSA/FSA debit cards to pay for most classes and services!

Need a pump?

Learn more about our Hospital Grade Breast Pump Rental