Luna Lactation & Wellness offer different types of consultations:






  • My baby and I have established a comfortable and tender breastfeeding relationship. I breastfeed on demand and don’t give it much more thought than that. He’s gaining weight beautifully, and I’ve regained trust in my body and instincts. Thank you for your support, expert advice, and kindness. It made all the difference.

  • Over the past few weeks, we have had the pleasure of working with Melissa at Luna Lactation. I called her on a Monday morning, nearly crying because of issues with breastfeeding my four week old, and she immediately called back and we were able to set up a virtual consultation for that afternoon. Even though our meetings have all been via video, they have been beyond helpful in helping me get back on a path to success with my little one. Melissa is a wealth of knowledge and by exchanging videos, photos, texts, and even picking up feeding tools and supplements from her office (while maintaining social distancing), we have had a great experience and I can’t recommend her strongly enough. Even in times where virtual meetings may be necessary or convenient, Melissa provides exceptional, responsive, and caring service!

  • We were in a state of complete confusion and feeling desperate when we finally called Melissa on recommendation. She made time to come right over, sensing the urgency of our situation– our 2 week old could not draw milk from me on his own, and I had lost my supply and had been told I would have to pump and supplement indefinitely by two hospital associated lactation consultants. Melissa saw, in that first visit, the complexities of our situation, and made recommendations on how to solve them. By following her recommendations I was able to , in a short time, reestablished my milk supply, remedy the baby’s physical limitations with the appropriate treatments, and transition to breastfeeding only. I felt so empowered and relieved. Melissa has many wonderful attributes– she is friendly and very caring, solution driven, a great communicator, incredibly observant, and seems to honestly invest herself in her clients’ outcomes. If not for Melissa, I have no idea where we would be!

    M.L. (Portland, OR)
  • Melissa is the only person I ever went to that gave me breakthrough answers. I’d seen various medical “specialists” ranging from pediatricians to lactation consultants and even a tongue doctor but they provided no answers of hope for my nursing challenges. Turned out my son had a very obvious tongue and lip tie, which no one caught, except Melissa. She got us on the fast track to him being able to nurse again and exclusively so that I didn’t have to supplement anymore!

  • Thank you so much for always being thorough and having amazing follow ups…I think you did a wonderful job… I recommended you to another twin mom who was having latching issues.

    T.P. (Portland, OR)
  • I loved my visit with Melissa. She’s very knowledgeable, she acts like a specialist, and you can tell she’s very research based yet completely took my feelings of what is happening into account. She’s ideally what every IBCLC should be. Can we clone her??!! I’m already referring friends to her. After 6 weeks of recovery with a tongue tie baby I felt I was making little headway and wanted a second opinion as I got some red flags from another IBCLC. Going to Melissa was a breath of fresh air.

  • You are our nursing fairy…thank you so very much for your help. You are an amazing lactation consultant.

    A.V (Portland, OR)
  • My sweetheart and I call Melissa the ‘kung fu master of lactation consultants!’ She helped us through a very trying beginning with breastfeeding, but now it’s all going wonderfully, thanks to her patience, persistence and faith. We love Luna Lactation!

    L.V. (Portland, OR)
  • When I was nearing the end of pregnancy with my daughter I began to feel anxious about nursing and had so many questions: how, when, how long, pumping, going back to work, etc….” With all the changes ahead I knew I needed to get my questions answered. I called Melissa and she so graciously came to me, such a relief to talk and interact in the comfort of my own home. With a doll we practiced nursing positions, latching, and then talked about my concerns, fears, and excitement. In addition to the hands on practice, she left me with reading material, supportive breastfeeding websites, and her confident voice to call anytime I needed one-on-one help or advice, what a relief! My daughter is almost 11 months old, and with the helpful professional support provided by Melissa, my daughter loves to nurse and I am still in love with breastfeeding. Everyday I feel blessed to be able to provide my daughter with the immune support and amazing nutritional benefits through a one of a kind loving gift, my breastmilk.

    K.C.(Vancouver, WA)
  • If it weren’t for your consistent encouragement on our breastfeeding journey my son and I would not be breastfeeding at all. And to think what I would have missed out on, not to mention the health and numerous benefits to my son! You are very gifted and we will forever be grateful for your time, energy, gentle coaching, professional attitude, availability, creativity, flexibilty and endless knowledge-did I mention your passion for this special bond between mom and baby?

    J.S (Vancouver, WA)