About Us

Luna Lactation & Wellness provides comprehensive support to families and individuals coping with feeding concerns. Our practice is a micro-practice, which is a healthcare model in which providers focus on individualized, client-centered care since they keep their practice small. Our practice focuses on individualized care with your feeding and goals being our top priority. We understand that feeding, lactation, and wellness issues can be a physical and emotional roller coaster ride. Luna is honored to provide nurturing, comprehensive care. We provide inclusive support for all aspects of infant feeding and lactation. We also offer therapeutic herbal care for all ages.

Our Philosophy

Luna Lactation & Wellness is committed to providing personalized, comprehensive 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

Melissa Cole is a board-certified lactation consultant, neonatal oral motor assessment professional, clinical herbalist, and wellness clinician. Melissa has been passionate about providing comprehensive, holistic lactation support and improving the level of clinical lactation skills for health professionals since 2002. Melissa believes it is a great honor 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. She also enjoys teaching, researching and writing about wellness and lactation-related topics. Melissa holds a bachelor of science degree in maternal child health and lactation consulting and her master’s work is in therapeutic, clinical herbalism. Read more about Melissa Cole, founder of Luna Lactation.

Melissa Curry, IBCLC, CPM

Melissa Curry, IBCLC, CPM is a board certified lactation consultant. She has been providing comprehensive, individualized care to families in their childbearing years since 2004, first as a midwife and then as a lactation consultant and postpartum doula. She had the opportunity to learn under the tutelage of Melissa Cole and other highly regarded lactation consultants. She earned a bachelor of art in psychology at Indiana University and a bachelor of science in midwifery from Birthingway College. Melissa is a warm, intuitive, and compassionate care provider who knows that skillful support can have a profound ripple effect in each client’s immediate and long-term parenting journey. She works with families in need of comprehensive lactation support as well as those experiencing more complex issues. In her free time, Melissa enjoys exploring new places with her family, traveling, reading, and growing food and flowers. She lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband Eric and her two children.

Katie Carriker, Administrative Assistant

Katie is a Portland native and has lived in or around Portland most of her life. She received a bachelor’s degree in Physics and Music from Pacific University, has worked on a cruise boat, in a book store, in a restaurant, taught at an outdoor school, and then for 10 years she worked at OMSI in sales and registration. She loves to be able to use her skills to support Melissa and Melissa as they support new babies and new parents. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her son, baking pies, singing in a choir, cooking, gardening, reading, hiking, and visiting farmer’s markets.

Our Office

Our office is located in NW Portland – 2301 NW Thurman St, Suite S, Portland, OR 97210 – in the Baxter Building.

There is a parking lot adjacent to the building. During appointments, patients can park in any spot labeled “Baxter Visitors”.

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