East Bay Lactation Associates

Community Subscriber
Albany, CA
Phone: 
510-525-1155
Email: 
info [at] eastbaylactationassociates.com

East Bay Lactation Associates offers expert, non-judgmental breastfeeding support. We have more than 50 years of combined experience helping mothers and babies!

We can help you with sore nipples, low milk supply, sleepy and/or fussy nursing, slow weight gain, plugged ducts, over-supply, pain between nursing sessions and more. 

We can also help with inverted nipples, breastfeeding after breast surgery and induced lactation.

We offer prenatal breastfeeding classes as well as individual prenatal support.

We also help with bottlefeeding.

Our 2-hour visits are comprehensive; fee includes phone and email follow-up, as well as our weekly drop-in weight check clinic.

We offer home or office visits. Call or email us if you have questions, or book an appointment at our website.

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Archived Reviews: 

March 2013

RE: Lactation consultant for ''low milk production''

East Bay Lactation Associates. They are AMAZING. I liked many of the Kaiser lactation consultants, but the consultants at EBLA take the time to get to the bottom of the problem and develop sustainable and realistic solutions. I can honestly save that they changed breastfeeding experience entirely. Maria


Oct 1999

I highly recommend Janaki Costello who is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant who is just passionate about her work. She has been helping nursing moms in the East Bay for years and is caring and very experienced. Caroline


June 1999

In response to the person looking for a lactation consultant to make house calls, I highly recommend both Bonnie Bruce and Janaki Costello as I have used the professional services of both. Janaki Costello is also a certified Doula and a certified Childbirth Educator who lives in El Cerrito. Janaki was our back-up Doula whom we met one time before our baby was born. My husband and I had liked her immediately! When our son's weight began dropping at 6 weeks of age, her proximity to our home made her a natural choice. Following her initial lengthy visit, Janaki spent extensive amounts of time in person and on the telephone providing free instruction, encouragement and emotional support that helped us successfully weather a very challenging period. Our son is now 9-1/2 months old and still nursing and growing well. I can't say enough good things about either of these caring, professional women.


Janaki Costello is a wonderful lactation consultant. She can be reached at 525-1155. You can read recommendations about her doula work at the parents website (you'll be able to get a sense of how great she is to work with).  Laurie 


Janaki Costello is the best there is. She can be reached at (510) 525-1155. 
MH