Administrative assistant needed

Administrative assistant needed
I am looking for a part time assistant to help with day to day duties in my lactation and wellness practice. Approximately 10+ hours per week with at least Mondays in-office and the rest of the hours done remotely if desired (offsite internet access required). Duties include schedule updates, database/EMR entries, light cleaning when in the office, unpacking and pricing of supplies, tracking equipment rentals, communicating with patients and healthcare providers when necessary, stocking supplies, various paperwork, being HIPAA compliant, etc. Must have own laptop with the ability and knowledge to work on Microsoft Office documents and access the internet. Medical office admin experience a bonus. Social media, computer-savvy skills a big plus! Pay range is $12-$15/hr. Please email resume to to be considered for the position. Thank you for your interest.
PS. Our current admin assistant, Sarah, will be sorely missed but we are excited for her new chapter!

Baby models needed for clinical care class, May 24th-25th…Please share!

BABY MODELS NEEDED for CLINICAL CARE CLASS. Free oral assessment for babies! Babies post-frenotomy also needed! Luna Lactation is hosting a workshop for clinicians interested in learning more about oral restrictions such as tongue and lip tie. One objective of the workshop is for participants to hone their assessment skills. For this task, working with real mothers and babies is an extremely useful learning strategy. If your infant is dealing with feeding concerns, particularly oral issues that may or may not be related to restrictions of the lip or tongue, we would love to hear from you! We also need babies that have recently had a frenotomy for post-frenotomy care ‘models’. The assessment is FREE for families, and invaluable for attendees! We are hoping to have mother-baby pairs on Saturday and Sunday, March 24-25th, between the hours of 2 PM and 4:30 PM. We would most likely need 30 min. of your time on either of these days. Please contact us if you are able to bring in your infant (ideally age 0-6 mos) for assessment or share with families due around that time or interested. All assessments will be supervised by Melissa Cole, MS, IBCLC. Contact us at

Mon 2/19 Drop -In Hours Cancelled…2/22 time open!

Sorry for the late notice but Luna Lactation drop-in hours for today (Mon 2/19) will be cancelled due to the weather. We will offer an abbreviated drop in on Thur 2/22 for 12-1 pm sharp for quick weight checks, supply pick ups, etc. Thank you for understanding. Stay warm and cozy today!!!

Tongue and Lip Tie Workshop: Aug 18-19, 2018, Registration Now Open


Tongue and Lip Tie: A Comprehensive Approach to Assessment and Care

“Tongue-tie” has become quite a buzz word in some circles and is still quite unknown in others.  Tongue and lip tie can cause causing restrictions in oral movement that can cause significant difficulty with breastfeeding and, in some instances, other health concerns like dental, digestive and speech issues.  Melissa will present on tongue and lip tie including related health concerns, assessment and treatment strategies and aftercare. This workshop is excellent for anyone that clinically assesses infants, works with feeding issues, and/or provides lactation care. We will have hands-on time evaluating oral anatomy and function, review case studies, watch video and have plenty of time for in-depth discussion. We hope you can join us for an in depth weekend of tongue and lip tie related learning!

Note: Melissa is a long-time member of several tongue tie professional groups and organizations.  She has been working for years to increase awareness and professional standards around the topic of oral restrictions such as ankyloglossia.  While tongue and lip tie issues have been somewhat of a hot topic in recent years, there is much more to the subject that needs to be discussed.  Proper evaluation techniques, understanding oral anatomy and pre-post frenotomy support is vital for healthcare professionals to take their knowledge about tongue and lip tie to the next level.

Workshop objectives

After this presentation,learners will be able to:

  • Identify and assess restrictions of the lingual and labial frenulum in babies
  • Identify unique issues and implement targeted care strategies for dyads pre and post frenotomy
  • Understand the collaboration and team work involved when dealing with oral restrictions
  • Identify community resources and advocacy issues regarding tongue and lip tie concerns
  • Implement care for the dyad that is unique to the HCPs health care profession and SOP

Light snacks provided both days. Class size will be kept small so please register early.

COURSE LOCATION: Luna Lactation’s NW PDX office, details will be sent with registration.

*10 hours of L-CERPS (CEUs) will be applied for both IBLCE and Oregon Midwifery Council

* The hours from our workshops are usually accepted by DONA and other doula-certifying agencies, Oregon chiropractors and naturopaths have also been able to use our CEUs in the past but we can’t guarantee all certifying boards will.

If you are coming in from out of town there are several close hotels (Silver Cloud Inn, Northtrup Inn, Holiday Inn) and plenty of shops, stores and restaurants in the area all within walking distance.

Upcoming Dates:

Register here:

March 24-25, 2018 (This class is currently full. Please email us to be on a wait list)

August 18-19, 2018 CLICK TO REGISTER

We will schedule another workshop in the late spring/summer of 2018. This class fills fast as we don’t allow more than 8-10 students.


Cost: Registration: $300 (early bird $275), IBLCE CERPS if approved will be included, Oregon Midwifery Council CEUs if approved will be $10 extra.

6/23-24, 2018 Workshop: Herbal Support for Lactation and Infants

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Herbal Support for Lactation and Infants

Presented by Melissa Cole, IBCLC, RLC

Dates June 23-24, 2018

Course Description: A two-day intensive workshop designed for birth and health professionals and those involved in the maternal-infant health community. The course is designed to enrich the professional’s understanding of how herbs can be used for lactation and infant issues. Plant medicine around the world has traditionally been an important part of postpartum care for mothers and babies. In this workshop, we will cover herbal care strategies for maternal issues such as milk supply concerns, breast and nipple care ideas (engorgement, mastitis, sore/damaged nipples, etc). We will also discuss herbal support for infant issues such as digestive problems (colic, reflux, etc), teething, immune support, sleep, and more. The workshop will cover herbal safety, contraindications, dosing, preparation techniques, and local resources. In addition to case studies and some in-depth learning we will save some time for some hands-on practice and taste-testing some herbal goodies!

The presenter, Melissa Cole, is a well-respected lactation consultant and clinical herbalist in the Portland area.  One of Melissa’s goals is to increase the standard of lactation care and botanical knowledge amongst allied health care providers. We hope you’ll join us in a wonderful weekend of collaborative learning!

Light snacks provided both days. Class size will be kept small so please register early.

COURSE LOCATION: Luna Lactation’s NW PDX office, details will be sent with registration.

*10 L-CERPS (CEUs) approved through IBLCE

* The hours from our workshops are usually accepted by DONA and other doula-certifying agencies, Oregon chiropractors and naturopaths have also been able to use our CEUs in the past but we can’t guarantee all certifying boards will.


Cost: Registration: $275 (early bird $250), IBLCE CERPSincluded.

New Year Deal…free breast pads!


We hope 2018 is starting out great so far for you and your family. We have been getting great feedback about our Luna Comfort Kits and wanted to share a special offer with you. For the month of January, 2018 we will offer the following deal: Order a Luna Comfort Kit and get a set of 4 Luna Breast Pads for free, a $20 value! How to redeem: Simply order a Luna Comfort Kit and a Breast Pad Refill Kit, enter the coupon code “FREEPADS” when checking out and you will automatically get the discount. Enjoy and feel free to share this offer!

Thank you for your support! Have a fabulous 2018!

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Luna Comfort Kits are here!!!







We are proud to announce the launch of our new product, Luna Comfort Kits!
Luna Comfort Kits are a one-of-a-kind product that provide therapeutic relief for many causes of breast and nipple soreness. Our unique, anti-microbial, instant breast warmer pads are now available online. We welcome your thoughts and feedback!

The Luna Comfort Kit contains everything you need for soothing warm and comfort when you need it most including:

  • 1 mesh bag for washing and storage (which will be useful for many tasks and organizing long after you are done breastfeeding!)
  • 4  pairs of breast pads – These antimicrobial, reusable, washable bamboo velour nursing pads are extra soft and can be used with or without the warmer packs inserts
    • The blue pair is extra absorbent for heavy leaking/night time use and the yellow pair is for regular wear
  • 20 instant warmer packs – Each warmer pack provide at least 6-8 hours of soothing warmth. Just shake the warmer pack and go…no microwave or electricity needed!

Cold and flu season got you down? We have immune support for the whole family!

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This fall and winter have seen no shortage of nasty viruses and bugs going around! Luckily, there are many wonderful botanicals that can support the whole family’s immune system. At Luna Lactation and Wellness, we have many herbal options to help you get through cold and flu season. Along with ready-made items, we also specialize in custom herbal blends for all ages and stages.  As a clinical herbalist, Melissa Cole, MS, IBCLC, is honored to provide wellness support for a wide range of issues. Drop-in Mondays (except major holidays) are a great time for established patients to swing in a pick something up. If you are currently not a patient but are in need of wellness support, send us an email or give us a call (360-830-6455). Also, for those of you already using our customized herbal support, we’d love to hear from you and get your feedback!!!

May 19-20 Workshop, Cincinnati, OH: Oral Function: Assessment and Comprehensive Care for the Pre-Crawling Infant


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    Oral Function: Assessment and Comprehensive Care for the Pre-Crawling Infant

    Presented by Michelle Emanuel and Melissa Cole

    Workshop Date: May 19-20, 2018 (9:00 am-4:30 pm Sat annd Sun)

    Location: The Living Room 2369 Norwood Ave Cincinnati OH, 45212

    Cost: $400 USD early bird, $450 USD after March 15, 2018 (lunch and CEUs provided)

    IBLCE CERPS applied for and pending at present

    Maximum attendees: 50 (register early!)

    Local Hotels to consider:

    • Residence Inn Marriott Midtown/Rookwood
    • Courtyard by Marriott Cincinnati Midtown/Rookwood
    • Springhill Suites by Marriott
    • Days Inn Norwood (least recommended, but cheap)

    Workshop Summary:

    This two-day intensive workshop is designed for health professionals involved in the care of the pre-crawling infant. The course is designed to enhance the care provider’s understanding, assessment and management of oral function, oral restrictions such as ankyloglossia, oral motor issues, and structural and nervous system concerns. We will focus on taking assessment skills to the next level and providing individualized care plan ideas that address complex feeding challenges.

    Who should attend? Any provider that wishes to become a more skilled clinician when working with pre-crawling infants! Body workers, lactation consultants, pediatricians, physical/occupational therapists, nurses, registered dieticians, and any care team member working with pre-crawling infants should consider attending. IBLCE continuing education credits will be applied for.

    Presenters’ bios:

    Melissa Cole MS, IBCLC is a board-certified lactation consultant, neonatal oral-motor assessment professional and clinical herbalist in private practice. Melissa is passionate about providing comprehensive, holistic lactation support and improving the level of clinical lactation skills for health professionals. She enjoys researching and writing, especially on topics such tongue tie and botanical medicine.

    Michelle Emanuel, OTR/L is an Occupational therapist specializing in neurodevelopment, manual therapy and autonomic nervous system regulation for the precrawling baby. She teaches several professional classes and has developed a curriculum for making tummy time enjoyable and therapeutic for babies and families. Her expertise in oral motor has developed by assessing and treatment babies in the NICU and outpatient arenas.

    Register now!