Lactation Consultation

There is no need to struggle with breastfeeding and no reason to leave your home for help.  Dedicated to individualized care we offer comprehensive lactation support in the comfort of your own home with midwife and board-certified lactation consultant Melissa Rauch.

Appointments are often available within 24 hour and include days, evenings, and weekends.

Phone: (510) 282-0575  



When to call

  • Difficulty latching baby
  • Nipple or breast pain related to breastfeeding
  • Weaning from a nipple shield
  • Concerns about tongue or lip tie
  • Low milk supply
  • Jaundice
  • Assistance with breastfeeding multiples
  • Breastfeeding a premature infant


  • Transitioning a baby from bottle to breast
  • Relactation, inducing lactation, or adoptive nursing
  • Using an at-breast supplementer/chestfeeding
  • Pumping/return to work
  • Concerns about food sensitivities
  • Introducing solid foods
  • Weaning

Our services

Initial Lactation Consult

Initial consultations usually last 1.5 to 2 hours, and include:

  • Full assessment of parent and baby
  • Observation of breastfeeding and/or pumping
  • Pre-post feed weighings to assess milk transfer
  • Customized feeding plan & progress report
  • Time to answer all of your questions.
  • Phone, e-mail and/or text follow-up for 2 weeks


Follow-up Lactation Visit

Follow-up visits are for current clients. They usually last 1.5 hours, and include:

  • In-depth follow-up from prior visit
  • Breastfeeding, latch and milk transfer assessment
  • Customized feeding plan & progress report
  • Phone, e-mail and/or text follow-up for 2 weeks

After our consults, I will provide you with a progress note for your midwife/OB and for your baby's pediatrician


Appointment Request

Name *
Phone *
Current Lactation Concerns *