All lactation visits take place in the comfort of your home.
The breastfeeding relationship starts before birth and continues as long as mother and baby are both desiring this connection and nourishment. While 91.9% of women in Oregon initiate breastfeeding at birth only 40.2% of them are still breastfeeding when the baby is 6 months old. All health organizations recommend exclusive breastfeeding from birth until 6 months of age. So why are so many mothers and babies stopping? This is almost always due to lack of information and support. So.. I have included lactation support into care at Mandala hoping to help all clients, and any clients from the community to achieve their breastfeeding goals.
If you are planning a birth with Mandala, you will receive one visit in your home around 3-5 days after your birth to assess breastfeeding, troubleshoot any issues you are having and come up with a plan to help you succeed.
If you were not under my care for your birth but would like a lactation visit, please see the last paragraph below. I am also happy to contact Kindra at your request.
The initial visit is $85, including follow up support via phone or text. Subsequent visits are offered for $65. See our insurance billing policies on our fees page.
Kindra Kennedy CPM, LDM, IBCLC grew her passion for supporting breastfeeding dyads after the birth of her son in 2012. She earned her Lactation Consultant certificate in 2013. She is most passionate about pain free breastfeeding and supporting families through milk supply challenges. She is happy to take calls regarding lactation directly at 541-480-8689.