Linda Gage
Offers virtual services
Lactation Consultant
Riverside, California
6 years of experience
5.0
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About me

I am a Lactation Consultant, parent educator, and mother of four with personal experience breastfeeding my four children through a variety of challenges for about six years. My nursing experience includes two years in NICU. I'm not licensed in California. As a new mother, I was so thankful to have in-home support. This is the same model I have developed my lactation services on. Early and often works well for establishing your milk supply. It also works well to provide support to new parents as they adjust to life with a new baby. I provide free ongoing follow-up support to all consultations to help you embrace motherhood with confidence.

Education

Comprehensive Registered Nurse (New Zealand) (1990)

Certification and training

International Board Certified Lactation Consult (IBCLC) (2021)

Certified Breastfeeding Specialist (2017)

Memberships and affiliations

International Lactation Consultant Association

Inland Empire Breastfeeding Coalition

Credentials
IBCLC
Specialties
Breastfeeding Assistance and Support Early Parenting Educator Exclusive Pumping/Bottle Feeding Lactation Consultation Latch Issues Low Milk Supply/Over Supply Mental Health Newborn Care Parenting Support Postpartum Care Postpartum Life Returning to work (pumping, breastmilk storage, etc)
Languages

English

Accepted insurances
Anthem Blue Cross Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) Cigna
Service introduction

Self paced breastfeeding course Breastfeeding classes Prenatal breastfeeding consultation In home, clinic and telehealth lactation support visits Free follow-up included with all consultations. Lactation support for prebirth, newborn, infant, toddler and weaning phases. Tethered Oral Tie support and collaborative care

Ratings and reviews
Average
5.0
# of Reviews
2
5.0

Linda is someone who makes you feel cared for almost instantaneously. She has a calming energy. She asks intelligent questions, actually listens to the answers, and then draws upon her many years of experience and gives insights that make sense. I particularly appreciate that Linda would take time to consider all of the factors and get back to me, rather than just have an answer in the moment. She’d say, "let me have a think on that" and then she’d follow up with well-thought-out advice. Our son had health concerns in his first weeks, and Linda’s compassionate demeanor and confidence in her skillset helped to ease the fear that we felt. I’m forever grateful for the support she’s given my family.

- Alex F.

5.0

My family met Linda at a complimentary class she offered and quickly felt like we had found a breastfeeding expert whose philosophy of feeding and evidenced-based approach met our needs. We'd been searching for support for several weeks and had had some pretty disheartening experiences beforehand. Linda was the first professional to confirm our feeling that our son had oral ties and gave us a referral to a great pediatric dentist. We had both at home and virtual lactation consultations and always appreciated her compassion, her thoughtful application of expertise to our specific (evolving) situation, and the prompt delivery of care plans. She even attended a dentist appointment to make sure that we got a great latch following oral tie revisions. This was above and beyond and truly appreciated. Aside from helping to get us the best possible outcome for our breastfeeding goals given our circumstances, I appreciated both Linda's empathy and candidness as we navigated a complicated emotional experience. I enthusiastically recommend her services to soon-to-be parents who want to get off on the best foot and to families who need support postpartum.

- Michelle-Marie G.