Professional Development and Consulting Services

Clinical Consultations – Melissa Cole enjoys helping other clinicians grow and thrive. She has provided clinical and business consulting services for a variety of practices. She specializes in helping clinics implement excellent support strategies for infants, especially in the context of assessing for and treating tongue and lip tie. She had collaborated with dentists, physicians and others that wish to provide optimal care before, during and after frenectomy. From the business side (charting, EMR templates, work flow, etc) to patient care (assessment, compassionate treatment, aftercare, etc) and beyond, Melissa strives to share her knowledge and skills to help others improve their level of care. Please contact us for more information and for consultation fees.

Business Consultations for IBCLCs – Many lactation consultants are great at lactation consulting but not necessarily great at running a small business. Do you struggle with charting, organization and growing your practice? Melissa has run a successful lactation practice for over a decade and has run other small businesses before that. She has an entrepreneurial spirit and loves to see small businesses, especially lactation practices, grow and thrive. If you are considering private practice or would love to grow your practice. We offer phone consultations for IBCLCs and providers wishing to optimize their lactation skills and related business practices.  Click here to schedule your phone business consultation.

Professional Herbal Consultations – Do you work with families coping with lactation, postpartum and wellness concerns that want to utilize herbal medicine into their routine? Melissa Cole can professionally advise you on herbal selection and safety for your clients. Melissa will read through their health history, cross check potential herb-medication interactions, and provide personalized herbal suggestions for you to share with your client. Melissa’s master’s degree is in therapeutic herbalism. As an IBCLC and clinical herbalist, Melissa has a deep understanding of the challenges your clients face. Whether their concerns may be around milk supply, postpartum mood concerns, infant digestive issues, or beyond, botanical medicine can play a powerful role in your supporting your client’s well-being. Click here to schedule a professional herbal consultation.

Shadowing – Shadowing is a wonderful way to see other clinicians at work and is a valuable learning opportunity. IBCLCs can even earn CERPS from shadowing other IBCLCs. Shadowing and case discussion is $20/hr. Shadowing is observation only, not participation in clinical care. If you are interested in shadowing with Luna Lactation & Wellness LLC, please fill out our shadowing inquiry form.

Internships – Interning is a great way to gain clinical hours and experience. Internship spots are limited. Luna Lactation typically charges $15 per internship hour. If you are interested in interning with Luna Lactation & Wellness LLC, please fill out our internship inquiry form.


  • Love working with Melissa. She is professional but approachable, knowledgeable, and communicates promptly to answer my questions. Would highly recommend!

    S.T. – IBCLC (professional herbal consultation client)
  • Thank you! I edited my treatment note and took out all the questions we talked about, it was such a relief to chart today! I feel I am on the right track, this is amazing! The flow is so different.

    IBCLC (business consulting client)
  • Expert advice to improve my business and skills! I thoroughly enjoyed my time with Melissa! During our time, we talked through clinical questions I had for my practice as an IBCLC as well as business items. She was prepared for our meeting and adequately answered my questions, helping to build my confidence and give me a strong path forward. I highly recommend her for other lactation professionals looking for guidance clinically or with business!

    S.B. - IBCLC