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I am always surprised when families let me know they found out about Luna Lactation and Wellness though Yelp. Personally, I use Yelp and other review sites for all sorts of things. I just know when a family is looking online for reviews about lactation care it often means they have been up pretty late feeling pretty desperate for quality lactation and feeding support!!! Reading about others’experience of care can really help a family decide which practice or provider is a good fit for them. If you have been supported by Luna Lactation and Wellness, please do consider posting a review so that other families needing help can learn more. Thanks!

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Clearance sale!!!

Spring cleaning has begun at Luna Lactation and Wellness.  We have decided to clear out some inventory and hope you’ll swing by to grab up some amazing deals. There is a brand new, in the box, Ameda Purely Yours pump (originally $175, now $100), nursing bras (were $35-50, now $15-25), some babywearing tops by Precious Image Creations (were $60, now $20), Baby Bundler wraps (were $50 now $38), a variety of Earth Mama Angel Baby goodies and more!!! All clearance sales are final. The best time to shop is during our Monday drop ins 10-11:30 AM. We’ll continue adding to the sale pile so swing by any Monday during drop in. Hope to see you there.

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3/20/17 drop in info

Dear families,

Just a heads up…We will have regular drop in hours 3/20/17 (Monday 10-11:30 AM). However on 3/20, Melissa Cole, will not be in the office but Sarah will. Therefore, you can certainly do weight checks and pick up standard products. However custom herbal blends and clinical support will not be possible on 3/20. Let us know if you have any questions!

8/12-13/17 Workshop: Tongue and Lip Tie: A Comprehensive Approach to Assessment and Care

 

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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: August 12-13, 2017

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

 

Workshop 7/15-16, 2017: Herbal Support for Lactation and Infants

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Herbal Support for Lactation and Infants

Presented by Melissa Cole, IBCLC, RLC

July 15-16, 2017 10am-4pm

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.

*9 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.

Upcoming Dates:

7/15-7/16, 2017 REGISTER HERE

Cost: Registration: $275 (early bird $250), IBLCE CERPS if approved will be included, Oregon Midwifery Council CEUs if approved will be $10 extra.

 

May 6-7, 2017: Lactation Workshop for Health and Birth Professionals

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Lactation Intensive Workshop for Birth and Health Professionals

Presented by Melissa Cole, IBCLC, RLC

May 6-7, 2017 9:30 -5pm

Course Description: A two-day intensive workshop designed for birth professionals and those involved in the maternal-infant health community. The course is designed to update and enrich the professional’s understanding of lactation issues and provide strategies useful in assisting the breastfeeding dyad. Topics to be covered include: lactation concerns in pregnancy/birth/early postpartum, new thoughts on positioning and latch, milk supply and supplementation issues, maternal nipple pain, holistic lactation care ideas, gut and digestive health, tongue/lip tie, structural/respiratory issues that impact feeding and more. This workshop will present the most current updates in the field of lactation, allow time for case study review and provide attendees will receive ample resources that they can apply to their own practice.

The presenter, Melissa Cole, is a well-respected lactation consultant and clinical instructor in the Portland area.  One of Melissa’s goals is to increase the standard of lactation care amongst allied health care providers and foster awareness regarding key clinical issues.

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.

We hope you will consider joining us for an exciting and enriching weekend!

 *11 L-CERPS approved by IBLCE, 11 hr CEUs to be applied for through Oregon Midwifery Council

* The hours from this workshop are accepted by DONA and other doula-certifying agencies, OR chiropractors and naturopaths have also been able to use CEUs from this course in the past.

Upcoming Dates:

5/5-6, 2017 REGISTER HERE

Cost: Registration: $225 (early bird $200 by 3/15/17), IBLCE CERPS included, 11-L hours, Oregon Midwifery Council CEUs $10 extra.

 

Preparing to Breastfeed Class: Body, Mind & Soul Date: 3/12/2017 12pm-2pm

 Preparing to Breastfeed: Body, Mind & Soul

Date: 3/12/2017 12pm-2pm (don’t forget it’s daylight savings on this day!)

Location: Luna Lactation and Wellness

Get the best start with breastfeeding! Please join Melissa Cole, IBCLC, RLC for an informational class on how to set yourself up for breastfeeding success. Melissa, a board certified lactation consultant, has spent over a decade supporting families as they work towards their breastfeeding goals. Class topics will include: preparing to breastfeed, what to expect in the early days, milk supply, position/latch, support partners and more! This class is held at various times and locations, see below for options. Expectant parents are invited to come discover and discuss a variety of breastfeeding topics. There will also be time for questions and conversation.  The class is best suited for individuals/couples preparing for the arrival of their baby. The class outline is as follows:

Body:

    • Holistically view breastfeeding basics, milk supply and the process of lactation
    • Receive guidance on optimal positioning, latch and reading baby’s signals
    • Learn about how nutrition and dietary issues impact breastfeeding
    • Discuss how birth impacts breastfeeding

 Mind:

    • Enjoy a safe space to share joys, fears and feelings surrounding breastfeeding
    • Discuss expectations and emotional components of breastfeeding
    • Talk about ways partners and others can connect with the breastfed baby

Soul:

    • Find out about community resources and sources of support
    • Receive affirmations for your breastfeeding journey
    • Make connections with other like-minded parents

Cost: $60 per individual or couple (minimum class size= 3 individuals/couples, max class size 5 individuals/couples)

Register Now!

“I wanted to write you to thank you for the class last night…It was really informative and helped me feel a lot more confident about breastfeeding. I am excited about this next season of my life. We are due a month from today so things are nearing. Thanks for your wisdom and information.” - L.S., class participant (Vancouver, WA)

 

11/7/16 drop-in info

Just a note to let you know that drop-in hours on 11/7/16 are normal (10-11:30 AM). Melissa Cole will not be in that day but Sarah, our wonderful office administrator will be! She can help with weight check and basic supplies. Custom herbal tinctures and clinical support will not be available however. Thanks for your understanding!

Grand Rounds presentation on tongue tie 11/7/16 – Samaritan Albany General Hospital and online

Please mark your calendar for an upcoming Grand Rounds CME presentation at Samaritan Albany General Hopsital
“Impact of Tongue/Lip Tie on Breast Feeding”, by Melissa Cole, IBCLC, RLC
Monday, November 7th at 12:30 pm in CR-1A/1B.

Attendance online via GoToMeeting is also available by clicking on this link: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/join/511778142.
(For audio, use Conference Call: 1-866-439-0933; Conference Code: 4081564726)

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