Offers virtual services
Sara Whitehouse
Lactation Consultant
Oceanside, California
10 years of experience
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About me

Hi! My name is Sara, I am a Registered Nurse (RN-BSN) and an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). I am also a mother of two and a military spouse. When breastfeeding both of my children I was not prepared for all of the issues that could occur! Milk supply concerns, pumping when returning to work, clogged ducts, fussy baby, the list goes on! I have years of experience in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) as well as the Newborn Nursery. Being a nurse and working with babies is where I am meant to be! While working in the NICU I found my passion for helping breastfeeding mothers. So I decided to study to become a Lactation Consultant. This allowed me to provide the best care for mothers and babies struggling with lactation issues. I absolutely LOVE being able to assist mothers initiate breastfeeding with their babies in the hospital setting. But I know when you leave the hospital some new challenges may arise. When the nurses and Lactation Consultants can’t be at your bedside, who do you call? Well I am here to help!

Education

RN-BSN (2011)

Certification and training

IBCLC (2017)

Credentials
ACSW BSN-RN
Specialties
Breastfeeding Assistance and Support Breastfeeding Consultation Breastfeeding Support Infant Care Lactation Consultation Latch Issues Low Milk Supply/Over Supply Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Newborn Care Newborn Prep Parenting Support Postpartum Life Premature Infants Returning to work (pumping, breastmilk storage, etc)
Languages

English

Accepted insurances
Aetna Aetna Better Health Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) Cigna Tricare
Service introduction

My name is Sara and I am a Registered Nurse as well as an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). I offer Home visits as well as virtual and phone consultations for breastfeeding/lactation, prenatal and newborn support!