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One-on-one consultations offer expert care with privacy.

Breastfeeding Consultations take place under the care of trained healthcare professionals who are International Board Certified Lactation Consultants® (IBCLC®). Professionals specializing in the clinical management of breastfeeding, our lactation consultants are experts in the fields of human lactation and breastfeeding counseling.


We guide you with compassion and non-judgement through the lactation challenges faced by both new and experienced parents. 

More than 100,000 happy families have achieved their breastfeeding goals with us, and we look forward to supporting you.

Book your appointment with our lactation consultants.

Helping and healing across our specializations.

Low milk supply • Breast engorgement and mastitis • Clogged or plugged milk ducts • Poor breastfeeding latch • Mouth problems and tongue ties • Flat or inverted nipples • Sore, burning, or cracked nipples • Nipple confusion • Twins and multiples Breastfeeding while sick • Inducing lactation of an adoptive parent • LGBTQIAP+ breastfeeding and chestfeeding • Relactating • Supplemental nursing system (SNS) • Creating breastfeeding plans • Working and breastfeeding • Thrush Supplementing and breastfeeding • Working and breastfeeding • And many others!

Parenting wellness journey.

Our knowledgeable health professionals counsel breastfeeding families on a broad range of needs to help parents and babies thrive.


Perhaps you are a new mom planning for a return to work. You may be parents with questions about infant nutrition and health. 


Book an appointment with our parenting consultants to guide you in tailoring your wellness regimen.

Choose your format, topic, and language.

We offer office visits in Burlingame, California, home visits in the San Francisco Bay Area, and virtual visits.

Consultants will wear full PPE during in-person visits. Virtual appointments are done over a HIPAA-compliant platform or over the phone, depending on your preference. Appointments can be booked here. We have Lactation Consultants who are fluent in English, Spanish, Mandarin, Cantonese, and Filipino (Tagalog).

Consultations are one hour long, but can be extended at a prorated rate depending on your needs and questions. For longer visits, please call 650-347-6455 and we will do our best to accommodate your needs. If you book a twins lactation consultation, this is a two-hour consult so leave plenty of time to address both babies. We offer Back-to-Work Consults that cover returning to work and breastfeeding, and Online Infant Nutrition Consultations with a Registered Dietician (RD).

FAQ

What happens at a breastfeeding consultation?

During this visit, the consultant may take the weight of the baby and will observe a nursing session. They will answer any questions or concerns you have and will provide techniques and tips to help address any breastfeeding problems the mother or baby is experiencing. Back to Work Consults are available for mothers returning to work. All visits are 1 hour, except for twins visits which are 2 hours. Additional time is prorated at the hourly rate.

How do I prepare for a breastfeeding consultation?

With a newborn, please limit the amount you feed the baby to one-half a normal feeding amount when your appointment is within 1 hour. The baby will be more willing to feed during the visit. If you are supplementing with breastmilk or formula, please bring extra milk with you if you have a non-latching baby.


If your baby is a newborn and experiencing weight loss or slow weight gain, please bring a record of the number of breastfeedings, bottle feedings, and supplement amounts along with the number of soiled and wet diapers.

What breastfeeding issues can you help me with?

Our consultants can help you with: 


Low milk supply 
Breast engorgement and mastitis 
Clogged or plugged milk ducts 
Poor breastfeeding latch  
Mouth problems and tongue ties  
Flat or inverted nipples  
Sore, burning, or cracked nipples  
Nipple confusion  
Twins and multiples  
Breastfeeding while sick (virtual only for the consultant’s safety) 
Inducing lactation of an adoptive parent  
LGBTQIAP+ breastfeeding and chestfeeding  
Relactating  
Supplemental nursing system (SNS)  
Supplementing with formula and breastfeeding 
Creating breastfeeding plans  
Working and breastfeeding  
Thrush  
And many others! 


Do you offer lactation consultations in languages other than English?

Visits are available in Mandarin, Cantonese, Spanish, German, and Filipino (Tagalog). The biography of each consultant indicates which languages they are fluent in. Let the consultant know your language preference ahead of the visit.

How can I see an IBCLC (internationally board-certified lactation consultant) during the COVID-19 pandemic?

You can book an in-person or online appointment. Virtual appointments are conducted over our HIPAA-compliant video system or over the phone. In-person visits are available in Burlingame, CA or at your home. In-person consultants have received the COVID-19 vaccine. Lactation Consultants will wear full PPE during your visit. You must also wear a mask. For in-person visits, only your lactation consultant, the lactating parent and your baby may be present for everyone's safety.

Do you offer chestfeeding support? 

Yes, we have worked with transgender and non-binary parents to help them reach their lactation goals. We are experienced in induced lactation and are happy to support you.

How can I use my insurance to help cover a consultation?

Please see our insurance page for reimbursement and insurance coverage. 

Jessica

1. Jessica was kind and knowledgeable. I went in with a few concerns (thrush, lip tie, shallow latch) and after the session I felt like I had a solid plan on how to move forward and what techniques to try. - Francesca G.


2. Really helpful session With Jessica that was very hands on. I was able to get my latch issue fixed and my breasts are on their way to more production with less pain. She was able to answer other questions my husband and I had as well questions related to newborn care and behavior, and took detailed notes on our baby. Would definitely recommend to others in need of breastfeeding support! - Yvonne C.


Elaine T.

1. A wonderful experience, Elaine was so helpful and insightful. Personal attention and I got all my questions answered! - Amy R.


2. I gained confidence after my session in breastfeeding and have been doing well ever since. I recommend Elaine's service to anyone with issues like I had. - Christina B.


Maggie

1. My consult with Maggie was so informative & helpful! As a first time mommy whose milk is slow to come in, Maggie gave me so many resources, suggestions, tips, I am so grateful!! Maggie went the extra mile for this sleep deprived mama and I can’t thank her enough!! My mom & I were both so impressed with her knowledge, expertise, compassion and patience. Thank you Maggie & Healthy Horizons!!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️ - Tracy R.


2. Maggie was so incredibly kind and informative when coming to my house to help teach me about breastfeeding and my breast pump. This session was essential to my success with feeding my daughter and giving me immense peace of mind as a first time parent. The day before I had called Healthy Horizons because my doctor was discussing a need to supplement with formula while my milk came in. My time with Healthy Horizons is what saved me. Healthy Horizons is a wonderful company with staff who truly care about you and your baby. Thank you so much!! I’m incredibly grateful. - Gina K.


Sheila

1. Sheila was the 5th Lactation Consultant I've seen and she had new ideas and a concrete plan that helped my baby right away. It's such a relief to finally have some help and to know we're on the right road. - Rana O.


2. I came in so discouraged and afraid I wasn’t going to be able to breastfeed successfully. Sheila was fantastic, set a calm tone and through a few small adjustments, was able to help me get back on track. She also celebrated my successes which made my husband and I feel so supported. This session was worth every penny. - Jaimey W.


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