Chest, pump,bottles & more
You want to move through pregnancy and parenthood with intention. Spend less time googling and more time on the connection. This is why Birth to Breast offer in-home lactation consultations with an IBCLC and free community events at parks and birth centers.
Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), Doula and Newborn care specialist
I serve pregnant, birthing, and postpartum families to birth and breastfeed/chestfeed their baby's confidently. I'm here to reassure you, answer your questions, and create a plan if there is an issue.
NO WHITE COAT SYNDROME HERE
You know your family, self, and baby best. I know pregnancy, birth, and breastfeeding. We both know you could do this alone, (you found this page after all which means you are probably very capable and pretty badass!) but we all know adventures are more fun with friends and we could be a dream team!
HOW I SERVE
LA CRÈME DE LA CRÈME
Ruth offers the best of the best lactation and doula support. As a former doula I use the doula model which means I will actively listen and partner with you to help you move toward your goals. You will receive emotional, physical, informational, continuous care, and partner support when you work with me.
I GOT YOU
Ruth is an IBCLC who offer prenatal and postpartum lactation consultations.
Are you worried about breastfeeding? Schedule a prenatal.
Do you want to start breastfeeding confidently? Schedule a postpartum consultation for proactive care.
Is breastfeeding not going the way you expected? Schedule a postpartum appointment and we will figure things out.
WHERE I SERVE
Is your home your happy place? We’ll meet you there if you are in San Diego! Not in San Diego or comfy in your home? No problem it's post-2020, we all have zoom!
ARE YOU AN INTROVERT?
Me too! This is why we have both private and community options. PJs and lived-in homes are always welcome!
FREE WEEKLY CLASSES
All the questions
WHY IS YOUR BREASTFEEDING HELP SPECIAL?
Beyond being a lactation consultant (IBCLC) , Ruth is a mom, birth doula, and postpartum doula. This means she has seen what happens before and after the care plan. She get newborn parent life. This is why Birth to Breast offer extra-long lactation appointments and follow-up communication. As a newborn care specialist so she knows newborn care, behavior, and communication. Ruth knows newborn adjustment, postpartum recovery, and our culture butt heads and all affect breastfeeding journeys. This knowledge helps her to team up with you & create realistic care plans.
WHAT IS YOUR ROLE?
Our role is to be your helpful friend. We truly listen and help you figure out how you can meet your ideal goals. We know you know more than you may believe. We’ll have real conversations to unlock this knowledge. Each encounter is a teaching opportunity and a chance for you to feel heard and empowered.
Do you accept insurance for lactation consultations?
Birth to Breast accepts Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO, Blue shield Blue cross PPO, AETNA PPO, & Cigna PPO. Clients with these insurances typically receive 6 fully covered in-home lactation consultations. To check your insurance coverage please click the button here. I can provide superbill at request if you do not have one of these insurances and I offer payment plans for cash pay clients.