from the author of Breastfeeding Without Birthing
make milk. no pregnancy required.
I am an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant and I would love to support you along this amazing journey.
Inducing lactation is hard work, but so rewarding! I know -- I've done it myself.* The key is to have a good plan that fits your specific circumstances, health profile, goals, and values.
This is where I come in. I work together with parents to develop a plan for inducing lactation customized for them. But that's not all, because you will have questions along the way. My clients have an ongoing relationship with me, with multiple consultations and access to me between consults via email.
I have helped hundreds of parents to induce lactation and I can help you, too.
What Alyssa's clients are saying...
"[Baby name] just celebrated his half-birthday last week, and I wanted to take a moment to thank you for all your support that has gotten us to this point. He has just started exploring solid foods, but is otherwise still exclusively breastfeeding. He is growing well and is a very content baby. It is so amazing that I am able to meet all of his nutritional needs! It was really hard work and took a lot of commitment at the beginning, but it was SO worth it! I am so thankful for all of the support from you and my husband to make this possible. The bond I have with [baby name] is so precious and absolutely priceless. After he eats and is satisfied, his soft smile as he looks up at me makes all the months of effort to bring a supply in seem like nothing. I know asking for a full supply was a tall order, but your plan worked perfectly and my body responded accordingly. Thank you!"
"I want to say thank you so much for being so supportive and trying to help me find the best method of feeding at the breast for me and my future child. It's difficult to not judge myself or feel like others see me as less than on this journey, so to have someone that I admire tell me that there are multiple ways to go about this process and that it's okay to do what feels like a good fit for me feels very gracious. I really appreciate you."
"We have been blessed with a baby boy [via surrogacy]... and sincere thanks to you , I have been breastfeeding him from day 1. It is not always sufficient for him so I top it up with a formula, but I wouldn't have been able to experience this wonderful thing if it wasn't for you. I don't have enough words to thank you .. sincere thanks from the bottom of my heart!"
“I am feeling so gratified about where we are and happy that I kept going until now so I could experience this stage in nursing. I remain so indebted to you for your support and advising, and for the solidarity I feel in knowing I am part of a fellowship of folks who induced lactation. Reading your book and meeting you offered an essential, life-giving model of family, bonding, and a queer path to nursing.”
Natalie worked with a local lactation consultant who didn't have a lot of experience with this specialty of lactation. Most lactation consultants don't. Natalie was frustrated with her results and reached out to me. We met for a consultation via videoconference, and a week and a half later Natalie reported back, “I am making probably twice as much [milk] as when we talked”!
"Oh my gosh thank you so much!! This [inducing lactation] consultation was more than I could have hoped for! You gave me so many tools and worked with me to help me figure out what plan I was most comfortable with. I now feel like I can do what I need to do without hesitation, and look forward to eventually breastfeed ..."
"Alyssa helped me not only induce lactation, but establish a sound supply. She stayed with me through the long haul and gave me advice and wisdom to work struggles. I have recommended her to several adoption friends."
"Working with Alyssa helped me in countless ways. When I decided I wanted to co-nurse along with my pregnant wife, I didn’t know where to start. After a little research, I felt in over my head. Part of me thought I could create a plan for myself but there was no guideline out there that was tailored to my family’s specific goals. I also had some health concerns I wanted a professional to help me consider in the process. Alyssa stepped in as a coach, mentor, and cheerleader, helping me plan many months ahead and writing out a tailored plan with the key stages of my process. She was incredibly accessible between our video chats via e-mail, always quickly answering my many follow up questions. I feel successful as I have had the pleasure of nursing my son (alongside my wife) for his first two months of life. It helped us to bond and provided him immunity boosters. It was also a huge relief for my wife to know that I was going to be able to help with breastfeeding if she struggled with that process. Alyssa truly made this journey possible for me and I would encourage anyone attempting to induce lactation or needing advice about nursing to seek her expert guidance sooner rather than later!"
"I really, really want to thank you for everything you did to prepare me for feeding [baby]. … She turned 3 months yesterday, and while I continue to hold my breath haha, she has grown right on pace (from 50’s percentile up to 70’s) with only my supply. You made all of this possible, and as you know, it’s hard to imagine anything else creating such a strong bond. We are attached at the hip, and I couldn’t be more in love. We also feel incredibly lucky to not be in need of formula during this difficult time thanks to you. We are so thankful for all you taught me, and I’ll do my best to keep it going for a year."
Inducing Lactation Consultation Package
You may find lots of information about inducing lactation on social media, but is it based on research or clinical experience...or is it just one lay person's experience or advice?
There are canned protocols for inducing lactation, but you are an individual. A plan for inducing lactation customized just for you is much more likely to meet your needs.
A detailed written plan with specific start and end dates, product recommendations, and suggested dosing of medications and herbs will save you time, money, and frustration.