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Los Angeles

Lactation Consultant

the original 

since 2009

Lora Luczywo has received both doses of the Moderna coronavirus vaccine as of Feb 16

Experienced in-home breastfeeding help

Lora Luczywo, IBCLC, has been providing families with judgment-free breastfeeding support since 2009. From pregnancy and birth to breastfeeding and beyond, Los Angeles Lactation offers a variety of services designed to empower and inspire confidence while gently nurturing the parent-child relationship. Lora employs a mellow approach which involves a lot of listening and thoughtful consideration of your specific goals and needs. Your best interests are always the priority. Contact us today and find out why Lora is the LA's best lactation consultant for you.

 

Los Angeles Lactation Services

Breastfeeding Consultation

$175 virtual, $250 in-home

Whether you are experiencing difficulties or just want to make sure you are off to a good start, a breastfeeding consultation will give you the reassurance you need and reliable information you deserve. Common issues include breast and nipple pain, latch problems, low milk supply, clogged ducts, mastitis, getting enough milk, pumping, and more. Consultations are approximately two hours and we do our best to work around your baby's feeding schedule. We serve Los Angeles and all surrounding areas and we never charge mileage fees. All consultations include a written plan of care, coded superbill, and unlimited follow-up by text, phone and email.

Breastfeeding Class

$125 virtual

Get facts, not opinions! Your prenatal breastfeeding class covers essential tips and tricks to get you through the first days and weeks after your baby arrives. Class highlights include positioning and latch basics, trouble-shooting common breastfeeding problems, when to start bottles and pumping, getting baby on a sleep schedule while maintaining your milk supply. Partners, relatives, and caregivers are encouraged to participate. Book a private class or join other expectant parents for a group class. Classes are live with Q&A.

The Los Angeles Lactation Station offers pumping consultations and breast pump and infant scale rentals. We can problem solve concerns regarding supply and pump output and help you create a pumping plan to suit your needs and the demands of your schedule. We stock breast pump parts and you can rent a breast pump or infant scale by the day, week or month. No-contact drop-off provided for all rentals. Please inquire for pricing and availability. Spectra breast pump rentals coming soon!

The Los Angeles Lactation Station

$125 Pumping Consultation (virtual)

$25+ Breast Pump & Infant Scale Rentals

Lora Luczywo, IBCLC

(It's pronounced Loo-chee-vo)

Born and raised in Los Angeles, I currently live in Westchester with my husband, two children, and three dogs. I obtained my BA from the University of Arizona, completed my lactation education at the University of California San Diego, and earned my clinical competency (over 400 hours of supervised, mentored hands-on training) at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center and Torrance Memorial Medical Center. Prior to becoming an international board certified lactation consultant (IBCLC), I worked in finance specializing in due diligence and fund administration. When I am not working, I like to read, go to concerts, play with my dogs, enjoy nature, travel, and spend time with my family. 

Breastfeeding got off to a rough start when my daughter was born. With education and support from an IBCLC we overcame our challenges and breastfed for one year. The science behind breastfeeding fascinated me and I was itching for a change, so I quit my job, went back to school, and started a new career. I am happy to have a career that leaves a positive impact on my community and I look forward to assisting you with attentive care during this special time in your life.

What is an IBCLC?

IBCLC stands for International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. An IBCLC is the highest level breastfeeding professional with the most education and hands-on experience you can find anywhere in the world. The term "Lactation Consultant" is not used by IBCLCs alone. There are other certifications like CBE, CBS, CLC, CLE, etc. which are limited in their scope of practice. IBCLCs are carefully trained to detect and treat complex breastfeeding issues. Non-IBCLC Lactation Consultants are only certified to help with basics like positioning and latch. It is an important distinction to make because in Los Angeles you can hire an IBCLC for the same price you would pay for a someone with a lesser credential. Here is a quick breakdown of the experience behind the IBCLC credentials:

what is an ibclc credentials experience

DEGREE

A degree in a healthcare field or completion of 14 class credits from an accredited college

EDUCATION

Minimum 90 hours coursework, lectures & case studies in accredited lactation education program

TRAINING

Minimum 300 hour mentored internship in hospital & clinic working directly with breastfeeding families

CERTIFICATION

Must qualify to sit for and successfully complete the IBLCE board exam and recertify every 5 years

QUALIFICATION

IBCLC is the only certification qualified to treat complex breastfeeding & lactation issues

Insurance & Payments

In addition to cash, check, Venmo, credit card, and PayPal, we currently accept insurance payment by Healthcare Savings Accounts (HSA) and Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) and Lora is in the process of becoming an in-network provider with Aetna. You may be able to compel your insurance company to pay for your visits if they cannot provide for you an alternative in-network provider that offers the exact same service (for example, an in-home or telehealth visit). Breastfeeding/pumping moms with insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) are entitled to professional in-home or virtual lactation services. The National Women's Law Center has a toolkit to help navigate insurance coverage: New Benefits for Breastfeeding Moms: Facts and Tools to Understand Your Coverage under the Health Care Law

 

All clients will be provided with a coded superbill for each consultation. This bill gives your insurance company all the information they need regarding our visit. My provider credentials and contact information are on every superbill and available at any time, by request. Most insurance plans will reimburse you for your lactation visits, but sometimes you need to be persistent. I am happy to discuss billing codes with you or your insurance company in advance to help ensure coverage. Superbills can be revised at any time.

 

Corporate Consulting

corporate lactation consulting services

Los Angeles Lactation is available to consult on a wide variety of corporate lactation and breastfeeding programs. When nursing and pumping moms are not working they study, shop, dine, travel, and visit places. We work with all areas of the private and public sectors to help companies and organizations support breastfeeding and pumping moms who make up their workforce, student body, clientele, and visitors. Please contact us for more information.

Policy

  • Audit compliance with existing breastfeeding and lactation laws

  • Develop and implement business and site specific breastfeeding and lactation policies

On-site

  • Inspect existing lactation spaces

  • Start to finish project management for creation of dedicated lactation spaces

  • In-office pumping consultations for breastfeeding/pumping employees

  • Management and human resources training and consulting

  • Employee training to support breastfeeding diners, customers, and visitors

Breastfeeding and Pumping Employees

  • Lactation education for expectant employees and their partners

  • In-home breastfeeding consultations for breastfeeding/pumping employees

  • Back to work classes and consultations for breastfeeding/pumping employees

Free Weekly Breastfeeding Support Group

 
los angeles lactation consultant near me ibclc

CURRENTLY ON HIATUS

DUE TO CORONAVIRUS

You and your baby deserve compassionate, judgment-free support as you learn to breastfeed. Navigate life with a newborn alongside other parents in a welcoming environment. Guided by Lora Luczywo, IBCLC, we cover topics such as breastfeeding, adjusting to life with baby, spitting up/gas/reflux, sleep, low milk supply, pumping, bottle feeding, the best breastfeeding and baby gear, returning to work, and more. Bottle-feeding and formula-feeding families are welcome.

Our free weekly support group is currently on hiatus due to coronavirus. Please click here to receive info about our virtual support group. Thank you.

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"Lora is the best of the best lactation consultants in Los Angeles!" -Jennifer H

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Lora has been an incredible resource for my last two babies. Both babies were born early, had difficult tongue ties...

 

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