In 2011 I became a Lactation Educator and Counselor through UCSD extension.

I have supported many new mothers who are establishing a breastfeeding relationship with their babies. I truly feel that the majority of success that mothers have comes from education and encouraging support in the beginning weeks postpartum.

I am offering a few different ways to help in this area. I can come to your home before your birth to do a 60-90 minute private breastfeeding class. During this time, I can answer all of your questions and set you up to feel more ready than if you just read a book or take a crowded class. Once your baby is born, I am willing to come to your home or the hospital to help you establish a breastfeeding relationship. Cost for this is $100

I can also offer packages that include daily Skype or phone calls for up to four weeks. Depending on what your needs are, you may not need me to come to your home for counseling, but I may be available if necessary.

I respect all families choices for feeding their babies and offer non judgmental support for any decisions you are making.

My rate is $100 per hour, and Skype packages are a bit cheaper due to not having to travel
Private Breastfeeding classes are $100

Please contact me at genuinedoula@gmail.com

Client Comments
We cannot thank Shawna enough for the help and guidance she gave us in the first months of Chase’s life. I was completely surprised at how difficult breastfeeding would be and in the hospital, I felt like it was hopeless. Just when I felt like giving up, Shawna stepped in and literally showed us how; more important, she did it in a completely reassuring, supportive way. I was able to breastfeed my child for 8 months…while commuting back and forth to LA for work…and I never could have done that without Shawna” ( Wendy 2012)

 

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