Lactation Consultations

Blossom Birth provides comprehensive lactation support, offering individual lactation appointments, phone and email support. We provide care and support in the full range of lactation issues, including proper latching and positioning, milk supply, weight gains/losses, pumping, supplementation, alternative feeding methods. We also offer breastpump rentals and basic supplies. Lactation appointments and support are provided by our lactation consultants, with appointments available at a variety of times most Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays, and some Saturdays and Mondays. Rates range from $119 to $199, depending on length of the appointment and whether you meet our lactation consultant at Blossom or in your home.


  • Regular Consultation at Blossom (90 minutes): $159
  • Express/follow up consultation at Blossom (30-60 minutes): $119
  • Home consultation (approx 90 minutes): $199 (please note, although we are willing to travel to most locations in the Bay Area, for visits beyond a 12 mile radius of Blossom we will charge extra -not to exceed $20- for gas and travel time)
  • One-hour phone consultation: $60
  • Short phone consultation: $2 per minute
  • Special Lactation Package: 2 lactation consultations- one regular (at home or at Blossom) and one express, 3 month unlimited parent baby group pass, and Breastfeeding Basics: $399 (a savings of over $70)

To contact Blossom's Lactation Department, please email or call our general office line at 650-321-2326. Our office is open Sunday through Friday from 10:00am- 2:00pm and we check messages daily at 7:00pm. Most calls are returned within 24 hours. If you have an urgent matter, please let us know- we will do our best to return your call by 9:00pm on the day we receive it.

Blossom Lactation Consultants:

Michelle Paul-Vogel, IBCLC

Michelle is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant and health educator with over 10 years experience. She runs the lactation center at Kaiser Permanente in San Francisco, as well as teaching breastfeeding and newborn care at Blossom Birth, El Camino Hospital and throughout the Kaiser system. She is passionate about helping moms and babies find their own breastfeeding relationship.

Tracey Jedrzejek, MA, IBCLC

Tracey is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant who has helped hundreds of moms and babies with numerous breastfeeding challenges. She has experience working postpartum in the hospital, as well in outpatient clinics and in-home visits. She owns Tracey Lactation, an In-Home Lactation Consulting service in the San Francisco Bay Area. Tracey is the mother of two breastfed children and enjoys helping moms reach their personal breastfeeding goals.

Rumiko Kawaguchi, IBCLC

Rumiko is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant and La Leche League Leader who has been helping breastfeeding mothers for over 10 years. She is a private practice lactation consultant with Mama & Baby Lactation Service. By providing evidence-based care and empowerment for mothers and babies, Rumiko helps new moms meet their breastfeeding goals.

Sheridan Ross, IBCLC

A skilled and compassionate lactation consultant, Sheridan Ross, IBCLC, provides counseling, education and support to moms at every stage. Sheridan is the owner of Baby Sips: In-Home Lactation Consulting and also sees patients at Bay Area Fertility & Pregnancy Specialists and Pediatrics in Redwood City. Sheridan's commitment to infant health and well being extends to her additional roles as a labor doula, certified massage therapist with a focus on prenatal massage, and a certified infant massage instructor. She is a member of ILCA (International Lactation Consultants Association), USLCA (United States Lactation Consultants Association), and BALA (Bay Area Lactation Association).

We also encourage you to come to our Breastfeeding Connections Parent-Baby Group, which meets every Wednesday from 11:30am- 1:00pm. $18 drop-in or use Monthly Unlimited Drop-in Pass.

Last updated: 1/7/15 JL