Lactation Consultant

My wife and I have a 1 mo old baby girl who is having difficulty latching and requires a nipple shield. We are looking for suggestions on an East Bay lactation consultant that can come to our home in Oakland and work with us on this issue. Please only suggest certified lactation consultants. Thanks!

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Georganne Walker is absolutely the best. Last I heard, she had office hours at Alta Bates. Good luck.

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Amrit Khalsa, RN, IBCLC, is a certified lactation consultant and is amazing.  I saw her through bayside medical but I believe she also does home visits.  

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I highly recommend Amrit Khalsa. She helped me along with several other friends. She’ll come to your home and offers support via phone and text, too. She works miracles. https://www.amrit-lactationconsultant.com/

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Hi- My baby had a very difficult time latching and we saw many amazing experts in the process of getting him to latch- two great lactation consultants, a Craniosacral therapist, an occupational therapist focusing on feeding. Please contact me if I can pass along any specific contacts or anything we learned in this process. I know how challenging it can be! In terms of the lactation consultants, I would recommend Kaitin Murphy-Burger (https://www.gomidwives.com/resources-blog/2017/3/21/babykind-lactation) or Molly Brannigan (https://www.eastbaylactationassociates.com/)

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Amrit Khalsa is phenomenal. Saved us. Just search her name on Yelp. She’s certified. Came to our house, so so so reassuring, easy to be around, funny - 1000% recommend. 

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Highly recommend Paula Santi! She’s amazing!! 

Paula Santi, International Board Certified Lactation Consultant510-750-2255paula [at] paulasanti.com

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I'm a pediatrician and I would highly recommend Molly Brannigan or Amrit Khalsa.

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Hi. I have twin 14 month olds and I needed a lot of lactation help in the beginning. I highly recommend Serena Meyer. She is IBCLC, she runs BABS (Bay Area Breastfeeding Support). You can find her chat page on Facebook. Her work phone is 925-257-4023  

I would be happy to chat if you want to ask me questions. I will message you my number. 

Robin M

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I saw 4 lactation consultants for my son's breastfeeding issues before meeting Laura Howells, and I cannot recommend her highly enough. https://wovenbirths.com/laurahowellsbio/

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Molly Brannigan is truly amazing and comes to your house for the first visit if you want. 

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You'll likely get many great recommendations -- I remember being overwhelmed by the resources when I had my kids. 

There are 3 people/ places that helped me tons, for different babies and different things:

1) Amrit Khalsa - she works at Bayside where we had our first pediatrician and also does home visits. https://www.amrit-lactationconsultant.com/ 

2) She recommended me to Then Comes Baby in Oakland, where we ended up getting a breast pump and really great IBCLC support for a different reason (and our moms group, which I soooo needed).  then-comes-baby.com 

3) Paula Santi -- she was so wonderful for our last baby when Then Comes Baby and Amrit were booked for a last minute urgent need. paulasanti.com 

You'll likely get your needs well taken care of.  Best wishes!

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Paula Santi (paula [at] paulasanti.com) was amazing and helped me with my son! 

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I had the same experience with my daughter roughly a year ago - we were given a shield early on and depended on it for the first 6-7 weeks. Michelle Lerager was recommended to me from Berkeley Pediatrics and I found her to be excellent. She solved our problem with one visit - positioning was key and no matter how I looked at diagrams, it really took her expertise to get my daughter latched correctly. I would highly recommend her. We have been shield-free ever since.

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Chiming in about Amrit Khalsa - I had the best experience with her!  A wonderful, practical, warm, and compassionate lactation consultant.  She does home visits and she will check in by phone and text for a week after the visit. She saw me at such a vulnerable and difficult time, and she really saved me. And later, my pediatrician said she'd never before received such thorough notes from an LC. 

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I feel your pain, literally.  Molly Brannigan saved us.  She is friendly, positive, responsive, non-alarmist, down to earth, and a true professional.   She came to my house several times, but once we were doing better, I loved her free open-nursing Wednesday sessions to meet other mothers in similar situations.  I still text Molly when I have a question, and my son is 6 months old now!