About Us

Luna Lactation provides comprehensive support to families coping with feeding concerns. Our practice is a micro-practice. A micro-practice is a healthcare model in which a solo provider can focus on individualized, client-centered care since they keep their practice small.  We only see one family at a time in an unhurried environment. Being a micro-practice allows us to provide continuity and high-quality, efficient care. Clients appreciate the ease of access they have when they need to reach the lactation consultant whenever questions or concerns arise. At Luna Lactation, we understand that feeding challenges are emotional and don’t always happen Mon-Fri 9-5! Prompt, personalized, mindful care is our goal and we hope you’ll appreciate the benefits of our micro-practice too!

Our philosophy – Luna Lactation & Wellness is committed to providing personalized, comprehensive support for all phases of lactation and beyond. We view lactation as a holistic process and respect each family’s unique health care beliefs. We strive to provide nurturing, clinical care so that each family can define their own feeding and wellness goals.

“I don’t know what we would have done without Melissa. She has been the single most important wellness or health care provider for my daughter’s life so far.”


Our Team

Melissa Cole, MS, IBCLC, RLC

All clinical care at Luna Lactation and Wellness is provided by our board-certified lactation consultant, oral motor assessment professional and wellness clinician, Melissa Cole. Melissa has been passionate about providing support since 2002. Melissa believes it is a great honor to to provide nurturing, quality care to families as they work towards their feeding goals. In addition to comprehensive lactation support, Melissa also works with families coping with unique feeding concerns impacted by prematurity, food allergies, lip/tongue tie concerns, oral motor dysfunction, complex feeding issues, low milk supply, and beyond. Read more about Melissa Cole, founder of Luna Lactation.




Sarah Shumaker, Administrative Assistant

Sarah lives in Portland with her husband and three children.  She attended college at Western Washington University and has previous experience working and volunteering for a variety of nonprofit agencies. Sarah enjoys gardening, camping and riding bikes with her family and spends her precious free time knitting and reading.