Laura's Lactation Counseling
Lactation and Breastfeeding Education
Laura completed her lactation training through the University of California San Diego and is a Lactation Educator Counselor (CLEC). She has many years worth of knowledge and experience, personally and professionally, with breastfeeding, pumping and assisting families with lactation from the first latch through the toddler/preschool years.
Laura works with her doula clients and non-doula clients all over the Twin Cities to provide in-home lactation services. She also teaches Breastfeeding/Chestfeeding 101!
Initial visit $120
Follow-up visits $80
Add craniosacral therapy to any lactation visit for $30
Learn more about my Craniosacral Therapy and Reiki offerings here.
This lady right here was my savior during my 39 hours of labor. (Yep you read that right) Brett was skeptical at first about hiring a doula but we can both agree it was one of the best decisions we ever made to help Miss Penelope into this world.
She also is a Lactation counselor as well and helped us tremendously as P had a misaligned jaw at birth. Without Laura I don’t think we could have successfully breastfed.
I can’t thank her enough for her knowledge, skills, and compassion during one of the most memorable days of our lives. - Kristi K.
Placenta Encapsulation - I have many years experience as a placenta encapsulation preparer however do not offer that service any longer. I will connect you will a local preparer and may be able to help with pick-up/drop-off of the placenta and pills. Feel free to inquire!
"I am so glad I did the encapsulation. I have a lot of family history of mental instability so post partum depression was a real concern of mine. I truly feel the placenta pills help regulate my hormones and kept me on an even keel even though everything else in my life was upside down. There were a couple of days that I got a bit down and tired and then I realized I had not taken my placenta pill those days. It just confirmed for me more that these pills had a drastic affect on my energy and mood. I will definitely do it again next time." - Leah G.
"I highly recommend Laura's placenta encapsulation service. She is safe, timely and responsive. She does the preparation in a designated, separate kitchen. She delivered my placenta capsules to my home within 3 days of my daughter being born, with written instructions on taking them and also discussed with us how to store them. After leaving, she checked in via text within a couple days and then a couple weeks later. I have a history of depression, and with the placenta encapsulation, my moods have been stable post-partum! I have cried happy tears, but there were very few times I have felt "down" or weepy for no reason at all. My energy levels are great, my bleeding was fairly minimal and based on my baby's growth, I know I have a good milk supply! I am so glad I decided to go with placenta encapsulation." - Kristi L.
"This being my first pregnancy, I don't have a basis for comparison, but I will say that I have always been prone to depression and was very worried about the possibility of PPD. I had NO issues whatsoever! I felt great after having my son – bounced back quickly, virtually no negative emotions and no issues with any exhaustion - other than adjusting to the sleep deprivation that comes with having a newborn! I would absolutely do placenta encapsulation with future pregnancies and would recommend to any new mama! Thank you so much for your service - especially being so flexible when I delivered early - I really appreciate you!"
- Jessica Z.
"I had a great experience with placenta encapsulation! Very quick healing, great energy, low anxiety, and milk supply has been ideal from the start. I would highly recommend Laura as a doula as well as for placenta preparation."
- Tara J.