Maria Malone
Offers virtual services
Lactation Consultant
Melbourne, Florida
16 years of experience
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About me

I promise to provide you with all of the information you will need to make well-informed decisions for your labor, birth, breastfeeding, the postpartum period and early parenting. I believe that all women have the right to have satisfying births, gained by making informed birth choices. My mission is to promote, support and protect natural, safe and healthy birth and breastfeeding through education and advocacy. ​

Certification and training

Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator (LCCE) (2013)

Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC) (2015)

Certified Breastfeeding Educator (CBE) (2008)

Memberships and affiliations

Lamaze International

Academy of Lactation Policy and Practice

Healthy Children's Center for Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding USA

Credentials
CLC LCCE
Specialties
Advanced Maternal Age Birth and Lactation Birth Support Breastfeeding Assistance and Support Breastfeeding Consultation Cesarean, Episiotomy and Scar Pain Childbirth Education Early Parenting Educator Evidence-Based Care Lactation Consultation Latch Issues Low Milk Supply/Over Supply Maternal Fetal Positioning Natural Birth Natural Childbirth Newborn Care Nipple and Breast Pain Postpartum Care Support during Labor, Birth, and Postpartum
Languages

English, Italian

Service introduction

I am passionate about promoting not only natural birth, but informed birth choices primarily because of my own birth experiences. I freely discuss my own experiences in many of the classes I teach and will provide you with all of the information you'll need to make well-informed choices for your own labor and birth. I am committed to providing evidence-based information only, therefore, my classes will NOT be anti physician, anti medical interventions or anti pain relief, (I promise!) however, I will provide you with information about safe, evidence-based alternatives you may wish to consider. Any decisions you make regarding your pre-natal care or your birth should be discussed with your care provider.​ ​ I became a Certified Breastfeeding Educator after a beautiful, 17 month breastfeeding relationship with my youngest daughter Rebecca. After sharing my birth stories with many of the new and expectant moms I came into contact with, I realized that providing them with helpful birth information could be life-changing for them (and for me!), and I pursued childbirth educator certifications first with Cascade Christian Childbirth Association in 2011 and most recently with Lamaze International in 2013. I am in awe of the birth process and how women are perfectly designed to birth and feed their babies. It has been a privilege and a joy to share the knowledge I've gained with the families who have attended my classes.​

Packages
$1 per minute
Fee can be discussed if needed. I believe all women should have access to evidence based information from a caring provider. If you feel these services are cost prohibitive, please reach out to me!
$1.00
USD Flat rate