Lactation Made Easy

Our mission is to help you achieve a breastfeeding routine that nurtures both the health of your little one as well as the health of your relationship. Our team of Internationally Board-Certified Lactation Consultants are experienced, respected professionals in their professional community and for hundreds of families throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. They fuse proven, evidence-based care with a unique sense of compassion and non-judgmental support for every mother they work with, and when you work with a lactation consultant at DayOne Baby, you'll benefit from our entire community of specialists and new parents.

Our lactation consultants are experts in their field, and they can help you through a wide variety of issues including:

  • Low Milk Supply
  • Sore Nipples
  • Engorgement
  • Twins
  • Preemies
  • Sleep Baby
  • Oversupply
  • History of Breast Surgery
  • Slow Gaining Baby
  • Tongue Tie
  • Special Needs such as Cleft Palate
  • Fussy Baby
  • Returning to Work
  • Pumping Techniques & Schedules

If you'd like to schedule a consultation with one of our Board-Certified Consultants, they would love to hear from you - just call us at (415) 813-1931

Jennifer Suffin Lactation Consultant

Jennifer Suffin IBCLC

Maren McCabe Lactation Consultant

Maren McCabe RN, BSN, CLC, IBCLC

Ami Burnham RN, CNM, IBCLC

Meet our Experienced Team of Lactation Support

Jennifer Suffin IBCLC

Jenn is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant and holds a bachelor’s degree in Clinical Psychology. Jenn offers clients a sense of comfort and valuable evidence-based tools to help empower them not only with breastfeeding challenges, but all along the path of new parenthood. Her experience encompasses helping babies and mothers with a wide variety of breastfeeding issues in the first days after birth through the first two years of life.

Bonnie Rosenstein CLE, Director of Education and Content

Bonnie is responsible for monitoring and scheduling the over 150 classes a month DayOne Baby offers. She was the former Service Coordinator at DayOne Center for ten years and completed her Certified Lactation Educator course through UCLA in 2002. This mother of two is happy to offer breastfeeding support to new mothers while in the store or answer questions over the phone to determine whether a consult with a Board Certified Lactation Consultant is needed.

Sara Duskin RN, CLE, Parent Educator

Sara is a British Trained Nurse, Certified Lactation Educator and Lactation Consultant. Sara comes to DayOne Baby with nearly 20 years of lactation and new parent support experience. Her vast life experience of being a mother, step-mother and grandmother adds to her perspective of challenges new families might face. She is also a sleep, feeding and parenting consultant who was on the forefront of the idea of developmental play.

Maren McCabe RN, BSN, CLC, IBCLC

Maren is a Registered Nurse with over ten years of experience in Women's Health. She has worked at UCSF Children's Hospital in the Intensive Care Nursery and Scripps Health in San Diego in the Obstetrics & Gynecology department. She also currently works at the Lucille Packard Childen's Hospital Stanford. She received her Lactation Consultant education at UC San Diego and is a mother to two grade-school aged children.

 

Ocean Berg RN, CNS, IBCLC

Ocean has been a Registered Nurse, Clinical Nurse Specialist and Lactation Consultant since 1998. She has worked in High Risk Obstetrics at San Francisco General Hospital and taught newborn parenting and breastfeeding classes throughout that time. Currently Ocean works as a Home Visiting Nurse with Nurse Family Partnership Program, teaches breastfeeding classes at Day One Baby, teaches infant & child CPR and performs Lactation Consultations and Doula services.

Ami Burnham RN, CNM, IBCLC

Ami is a Licensed Midwife, Registered Nurse and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. Ami has worked in San Francisco for the past 15 years as a midwife, lactation consultant, childbirth and prenatal educator as well as a facilitator for new parents groups at DayOne Baby. She has been honored to work with thousands of wonderful families throughout their childbearing years and has attended close to 400 births since beginning her work in midwifery.

Gillian Arundel IBCLC

Gillian is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant and is a certified doula through DONA International. She has helped hundreds of families over the past seven years with breastfeeding challenges and in-home newborn care. Her warm and calm support, gentle encouragement and professional experience helps provide new moms a path to successful breastfeeding. Gillian is a new mom to two young boys.

Robin Imholte CLC, Director of Bay Area Breast Pump Services, Early Childhood Educator

Robin’s passion for early childhood education stems from years of experience working with young children. Robin has a degree in child development and psychology and experience teaching preschool at the UC Davis Center for Child and Family Studies. She is also a Certified Lactation Counselor, infant massage instructor, a Happiest Baby on the Block instructor, and a postpartum doula.

Frequently Asked Questions

International Board-Certified Lactation Consultants are recognized throughout the world as possessing the highest form of standardized, board-certified, international lactation credential available.

  • Lactation Consultations generally take 1 – 1.5 hours, and it'll be a time for you and your consultant to get to know each other and find out more about your lactation situation. You'll have the appointment in a quiet, comfortable, and private room, and your partner is more than welcome to join you.
  • After getting acquainted, your consultant will go over your health history with you and ask some questions about how birth and breastfeeding have gone so far. They'll then give you a gentle, but comprehensive breast examination, as well as taking a look at your baby's mouth, sucking ability, and overall well-being.
  • At this point, your consultant will weigh your baby – this can help determine how much milk the baby is drawing during the feeding – then observe how you and your baby breastfeed. They'll draw on their expert knowledge to make some gentle suggestions on how to help with positioning, latching, comfort during the feed, switching sides during a feed, burping your baby, and finishing up the feed.
  • Your baby will be weighed before a feeding. If there is concern or question about how much milk your baby transfers from your breast during a feeding, a weight will also be done after the feeding to calculate this amount.
  • Based on this feeding and your past history, you and your lactation consultant will work together to create a written plan that you can follow at home. After a few days of implementing this plan, your consultant will follow up via phone or email and will also provide their contact information so you can reach out if you have questions.

If possible, it's best to feed your baby about an hour before your appointment - this ensures that they won't be too full to eat, but also won't be too hungry, which may make them frantic. If you've been pumping, feel free to bring your pump and equipment with you, as your consultant can help with your technique and schedule. If you have them, also bring any records related to feedings and numbers of diapers per day.

Insurance companies handle lactation consultations differently, but some companies may reimburse you for consultations. We require fees to be paid at the time of service, but we can provide you with an insurance "superbill" and are happy to help you obtain reimbursement through your insurance.