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Lactation Services

Private Lactation Consultation Appointments

Planning Your Breastfeeding & Goals

Herself Moms understands the challenges that breastfeeding mothers encounter while learning to feed their babies: an unexpected birth outcome; returning to work; and issues that can arise with milk supply. Our Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), Jennifer Pettus, is a trained health care professional who specialize in the clinical management of breastfeeding. Her unique experience in a wide variety of complex breastfeeding situations, will help you to develop a targeted plan to meet your breastfeeding goals.

We offer In-Store appointments only at our Roseville location.  However, in the Sacramento and Roseville region, consultations can be booked for In-Home appointments to work with you and baby in the privacy of your own home and create a supportive breastfeeding environment.  (See price listings for areas below.)

What to Expect

During a private consultation, your Lactation Consultant will listen to gather history and information; observe and assist with a nursing session and do a physical assessment (if needed). All the information will be used to formulate a plan of action and provide the needed education and support to aid mom in a successful breastfeeding experience.

TO SCHEDULE A CONSULTATION:

Phone : 916.789.1011

Email : info@herselfmoms.com

Online Form : Fill out this form

Breastfeeding Services

In-Store consults are held only at our Roseville location.

 

PLEASE NOTE:  We will not be scheduling Lactation Appointments from 5/26 to 6/04/17

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In-Store Lactation Consultation ~ held only at our Roseville Location

1.5 hour appointments with a Herself Moms lactation consultant to address specific breastfeeding challenges or concerns once baby is born. Full feeding assessment is completed by the lactation consultant, along with a pre and post feeding weight measurements to determine how well baby is feeding at the breast.

 

 

Roseville In-Store Follow Up Lactation Consultation

-1 hour appointment with a Herself Moms lactation consultant within 2 weeks since the primary consult.

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In-Home Lactation Consultation

1.5 hour appointment with a Herself Moms lactation consultant in the privacy of your own home, to address specific breastfeeding challenges or concerns once baby is born. Full feeding assessment is completed by the lactation consultant, along with a pre and post feeding weight measurements to determine how well baby is feeding at the breast.

 

 

   

 
In-Home Lactation Consultation – Out of Area

1.5 hour appointment in Lincoln, Auburn, Natomas, West Sacramento

  • In-Home Lactation Consultation – Out of Area$175.00
  • Payment is due in full when scheduling appointment.  Cancellations must be made during store hours & 24 hours prior to appointment time.  No refunds.  Appointments will be rescheduled.
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In-Store Prenatal Lactation Consultation ~ held only at Roseville Location

1 hour appointment with a Herself Moms lactation consultant to discuss questions and concerns that you have prenatally about breastfeeding. This is a great appointment for mothers who may have previously encountered breastfeeding challenges with another child. Also recommended for moms of Multiples to develop a plan for the feeding of Multiples, tips and how-to’s help.

 

  • Payment is due in full when scheduling appointment.  Cancellations must be made during store hours & 24 hours prior to appointment time.

 

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30 Minute Phone Consultation

Phone consultations for quick, specific breastfeeding questions capable of being addressed via phone, can be booked with one of our private lactation consultants.

Meet Our Lactation Consultant

International Board Certified Lactation Consultant
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Jen Pettus

International Board Certified Lactation Consultant

I have been working as a lactation consultant for Herself Moms since 2010 and thoroughly enjoy helping new moms and babies! In addition to working for Herself Moms, I also split my time working as a breastfeeding liaison for the WIC program, coordinating outreach and breastfeeding education to local hospitals and healthcare providers in the Sacramento area.

My background is in corporate public relations, however, after becoming a mommy and experiencing  my own challenges with breastfeeding, I was inspired to pursue a new career in lactation and have never looked back!  My experiences as a full-time, working and breastfeeding mother in the corporate setting has provided me with a wealth of experience that I share in in the two classes that I teach at Herself Moms.

   Express Yourself: Breastfeeding Mom’s Guide to Pumping  and Breastfeeding Boot Camp

Welcoming a child into the world is an incredibly life-changing experience, my goal is to provide the support you need to help you meet your breastfeeding goals and enjoy the journey.”

What Mom’s have to say about their Consult appointments:

Why Breastfeed?

Breastfeeding is a natural and beneficial source of nutrition and provides the healthiest start for an infant. In addition to the nutritional benefits, breastfeeding promotes a unique and emotional connection between mother and baby. In the policy statement, “Breastfeeding and the Use of Human Milk,” published in the March 2012 issue of Pediatrics (published online Feb. 27), the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) reaffirms its recommendation of exclusive breastfeeding for about the first six months of a baby’s life, followed by breastfeeding in combination with the introduction of complementary foods until at least 12 months of age, and continuation of breastfeeding for as long as mutually desired by mother and baby.

This recommendation is supported by the health outcomes of exclusively breastfed infants and infants who never or only partially breastfed. Breastfeeding provides a protective effect against respiratory illnesses, ear infections, gastrointestinal diseases, and allergies including asthma, eczema and atopic dermatitis.

The rate of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) is reduced by over a third in breastfed babies, and there is a 15 percent to 30 percent reduction in adolescent and adult obesity in breastfed vs. non-breastfed infants. Approximately 75 percent of newborn infants initiate breastfeeding. Hospital routines more and more attempt to accommodate the breastfeeding mother. Pediatricians promote the advantages of breastfeeding to mothers and infants, as well as the health risks of not breastfeeding. As such, choosing to breastfeed should be considered an investment in the short- and long-term health of the infant, rather than a lifestyle choice.

 

 

 

 

Resources:

HealthyChildren.org Breastfeeding Information:  www.healthychildren.org/breastfeeding World Health Organization Facts on Breastfeeding:  Facts on Breastfeeding