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Private Lactation Consultation Appointments

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 specializes 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.

Breastfeeding Services

(In-store consults are held only at our Roseville location)

Roseville In-Store Lactation Consultation - $115 – 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 - $90 – 1 hour appointment with a Herself Moms lactation consultant within 2 weeks since the primary consult.

In-Home Lactation Consultation - $150 – 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.  Follow up In-home consults are the same price $150.00

In-Home Lactation Consultation – Out of Area- $175– 1.5 hour appointment in Lincoln, Auburn, Natomas, West Sacramento

Roseville In-Store Prenatal Lactation Consultation - $90 – 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.

30 Minute Phone Consultation - $45 – Phone consultations for quick, specific breastfeeding questions capable of being addressed via phone, can be booked with one of our private lactation consultants.

A $40.00 deposit is required to schedule the appointment.  Balance to be paid in full at the appointment

To schedule a Lactation Consultation call 916-789-1011

Lactation Services - We are unable to provide any lactation services for the week of April 9-16th.

 

Meet Our 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 the two classes I teach at Herself Moms."

  Express Yourself: Breastfeeding Mom’s Guide to Pumping and Breast Feeding 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." ~ Jennifer Pettus

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

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

“Between baby crying before every nurse and his somewhat inconsistent pooping pattern, I was getting a little concerned that I was either doing something wrong or he wasn't getting enough milk. Not a very original new mom concern, but I couldn't shake it off. He was gaining weight, but I was just lacking some self confidence in my nursing ability. Surely meeting with a lactation consultant would at least make me feel better so it seemed worth taking the time. So I decided to schedule an appointment just before my little guy turned 2 weeks. Little did I know it would result in more than just making me feel better. My consultant was very quick at determining that I had a letdown too forceful for him, so she recommended a different nursing position. Immediately, he latched on and nursed peacefully - something he had not done in a week! He still hasn't cried once at nursing since then, making as you can imagine everybody's life a lot more pleasant. She also measured the quantity he drank in one feed by weighing him before and after with a very precise scale - and he was definitely getting plenty! We discussed more positioning options, pumping tips and bottles for when I return to work as well. And those also worked as my husband gave him his first bottle last week and it went very smoothly. All in all, I think this turned out to be the most useful hour and a half I spent educating myself on a baby related matter!” - Annie A.

“After having a C-section with induced labor - something that was completely different from my natural birth plan I was totally upset having to battle milk supply issues. Learning that it was due to an inherent hormonal problem, the lactation consultant at the hospital totally gave up on me after suggesting a few supplements. I met with the consultant at Herself Moms after that since I had this staunch determination that I would do all it takes to work on my milk supply. She helped me do just that - she was like the best medicine prescribed for my situation. She listened patiently about my case and worked with me to give a plan that would help increase my milk supply. She was very empathetic to my hormonal situation and gave me courage to battle with it. Following her plan helped a great deal and I am now able to feed my baby with a larger percentage of my breast-milk and supplement with formula only as a top up. She has been very forthcoming in answering my follow up questions to help me maintain the supply. I am so glad I met with her”- Anitha

“I had the privilege of receiving a lactation consult at Herself Moms. I emailed Julie in the middle of the night while I was nursing my baby and in tears due to the pain it was causing me. I did my research, read books, looked up websites, but it was not helping me. I am a registered nurse and thought that I would be able to breastfeeding easily with the knowledge that I had but it was not so simple. I scheduled a consult at my house. She was very patient with us and she was determined to make it work for me so I wouldn't have the pain anymore. I was so surprised at how many different techniques there could be for breastfeeding. In the end, we got him to latch correctly. She also took the time to answer my long list of questions. I am still breastfeeding my son and plan on doing it for at least a year. There is absolutely no pain anymore and it is such a wonderful experience to be able to provide him with the best thing possible for his health. I figure that the price of a lactation appointment is nothing compared to the rewards of breastfeeding your baby and not having to pay for formula that has nowhere near the benefits that breast milk has. Thanks so much to Herself Moms and Julie! Owen and I are very grateful!” -Emily

“I received more breastfeeding support and encouragement from Herself Moms than I did from my own family! My C-section recovery was challenging which made breastfeeding all the more demanding. Thankfully, one phone call to Julie changed everything. I got immediate help over the phone; the consultant came to my home for my first consult; and my follow-up appointment was in-store. She tailored and then modified my lactation plan to increase my milk supply and ensure the best results for me and my daughter. Three and a half months later, we are still going strong! Herself Moms was been a true blessing as I journeyed into motherhood!” -Melinda

"I just wanted to say thank you for all of the help you have given me and Sydney in our last 2 consultations. I feel like we have rectified my issues and concerns and I am set up to succeed with breastfeeding when I go back to work shortly. Your advice and support have been really invaluable. Julie, thank you for helping coordinate times to come in that work with my schedule, fitting me again for the pumping bra and checking my pump. I really appreciate it. What you both do is really a game changer for a lot of women and your focus on this area of women's health is really remarkable. I can't say enough good things to enough people." Thanks again! -Jessica

  • In addition to ongoing breastfeeding support, Herself Moms provides a broad range of breastfeeding services and supplies including:

Roseville Breastpump Rentals

Medela Hospital Grade Breast Pump Rentals

glamourmoms tanks    

Breastfeeding Tanks

Bravado nursing bras 

Breastfeeding Bras and Tanks, including Simple Wishes hands free pumping bra

Sacramento Mothers to Be

Herbal supplements to increase milk production

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