Lactation Services

As a certified lactation counselor, I provide breastfeeding help with a counseling mindset. I am committed to a personal and thoughtful approach to breastfeeding assistance, and help mothers to discover and achieve their personal goals. My primary focus is to serve families in their own home, and am one of the only lactation professionals in this area to do so. My office is your home, where you and baby are comfortable.


Home visits:

$50 for 60-minute, $75 for 90-minute in-home initial consultation

$15/hour for in-home follow-ups

After the initial visit, phone and email support are available with no additional fee.


Services include:

Assessment of latch

Help with common and not-so-common issues that may arise with breastfeeding

Assistance in choosing a breast pump that will meet your individual needs

Help with proper fitting and use of a breast pump

Helping you to define your personal goals for breastfeeding and supporting them

Suggestions for making pumping at work less stressful and more successful

Support and information for babies who have special difficulty, such as prematurity

Referral to other practitioners as needed (IBCLC, laser dentistry, etc.)


Many insurance policies do cover lactation services. If you are interested in reimbursement from your insurance company, I can supply you with the appropriate paperwork.


Combining Birth and Breastfeeding Support:

Basic breastfeeding support is a typical component of a birth doula’s training. Because I have advanced training and certification in lactation counseling, I am able to offer you a higher level of support than most doulas. This advanced support is already included in the birth doula package; I can assist with the initiation of breastfeeding, and can assess breastfeeding issues during the postpartum visits included in your package. If additional support is desired beyond these postpartum visits, you can continue on to purchase my lactation services, or I can refer you to a number of additional local resources for breastfeeding assistance.


© 2014 by Nicki Lantz, CLC   Akron Birth Doula and Certified Lactation Counselor