Compassionate Lactation Care

Providing breastfeeding/chestfeeding and bottle feeding lactation services with kindness and care

 

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supply

Investigate over or under production concerns, develop a plan, and if necessary provide supplementation guidance and nutrition recommendations

positioning

Review optimal alignment

on breast and bottle, suggest changes to enhance comfort and provide additional resources for physical concerns

oral assessment

Comprehensive evaluation of latch and  suck assessment including tongue, lip, and cheek movement and functionality of tethered oral tissues

appreciative coaching

Positive reinforcement and  emotional attunement to increase self-efficacy, bonding, and attachment while encouraging mindfulness and enjoyment along the journey

Treating all lactation conditions including engorgement, clogged ducts, mastitis, thrush, and nipple trauma

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Postpartum Lactation Consultation
Initial Lactation Visit

$140 for 90 minutes

Follow-up Lactation Visit

$100 for 60 minutes

Other Lactation Services (return to work, weaning, pump fittings, ...)

$60-$100 for 45-60 minutes

Prenatal Lactation Consultation

$100 for 60 minutes

Baby Wearing Consultation

$45-$60 for 45-60 minutes

*Sliding scale available based upon income*

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"Compassion is the spontaneous wisdom of the heart. It's always with us. It always has been, and always will be. When it arises in us, we've simply learned to see how strong and safe we really are." 

~Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche

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Photo by: Kristine Marie Photography

 

About Me

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My Story

Hi, my name is Jarrah and I dreamed of owning my own business since I was 13. I am thrilled to be here serving you and your family.

 

There is an art to making a pivot. Books have been written about it, scholars have studied it, and I have danced it. Perhaps, that is where I first learned the skill, in ballet class at the age of 3. The funny thing about a pivot is that no matter what, all the lines from beginning, to middle, to end, are connected. It truly does make a path and I knew my path was to help other women in amazing ways.

 

My pivot from the board room to breastfeeding services was born when I saw family and friends struggle with breastfeeding; I wished I could have helped them more. I also noticed they had limited resources to lactation consultants of color. In the end, I became a lactation consultant because I knew this is where I could be the most impactful, and this is where my community needed me to be.

 

I will forever be in amazement of how our human bodies can grow babies and sustain life. We were designed to do this. Sometimes it takes significant effort, but it always takes a lot of support. We are tribal in nature and are able to do so much more when we have ample support from our circles of influence. Knowledge is only part of the equation. I was a lactation consultant prior to having my baby and I too struggled with breastfeeding. It was the wonderful friends who breastfed and my IBCLCs that helped me through the rough moments. Thank you for allowing me to be part of your circle of care and join in supporting you on your lactation journey.

 

Background

Jarrah’s interest in lactation started in a women’s health course in college. She graduated with a B.S. in Health Studies and worked in various fields focused on the healthcare sector. She went on to get her MBA continuing to further her education in marketing and organizational design. During this time, she saw a theme developing among her friends and family that were having babies; they all had difficulties breastfeeding. Her passion in women’s health ignited again and she was able to make a career shift into perinatal care. In 2018, Jarrah completed the University of San Diego Lactation Program and passed her board exam to become an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). In addition to becoming an IBCLC, she has studied perinatal nutrition, appreciative coaching, and non-violent communication through completing her Dr. Sears Wellness Institute Master Health Coach Certification. She is a certified babywearing educator, and is taking course work in trauma healing through Organic Intelligence. Jarrah also has advanced training in oral restrictions, learning and working with Dr. Alisa Sacker and Dr. Rosanne Berger at Team Tongue Tie. Jarrah continues to seek new opportunities for education as she wants to provide holistic care to her clients and foster a healing/supportive environment where all are welcomed. 

 

Acutely aware of the lack of Black IBCLCs in San Diego, she focuses much of her time working with organizations in the community that provide services to Black parents. She is thrilled to be working out of the San Diego Community Birth Center, along side midwives Nikki Helms, Darynée Blount, and Shani Cooper, Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine.

 

In addition to her work, Jarrah loves dancing Flamenco, cooking, and raising her daughter with her husband in San Diego, CA.

 

Currently accepting clients for in-person and virtual visits. All are welcomed, LGBTQIA+ inclusive space.

Contact

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Jarrah Foster Lactation & Wellness

2801 Fourth Avenue

San Diego, CA  92103

 

jarrah@lactwell.com

+1 (858) 751-4664

 
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Thank you, I will be in touch soon!