Lactation Consultants

If you are planning on breastfeeding, which by the way is the best nutritious, developmentally sound way to feed your baby, then plan to meet with  a lactation consultant BEFORE you birth.

This is a learning process for both you and baby, becoming stressed, frustrated and confused can be a realization after coming home from the hospital (especially if there is not much support ie other family members)

Aside from lactation consultants, post-partum doulas are also trained to assist with lactation.

Lactation consultants:

 

List from Le Leche League site:

http://lllnorcal.org/groups/hawaii.html#oahu-central

 

Kaua`i:

Mele; 826-6467

Kaua’i – South Shore

Meeting Times
When: 4 p.m. on the second Saturday of each month
Where: Kalaheo – Malama Na Keiki O Kaua’i, 2469-C Puu Rd (on the Jervis Tract Road near Kalaheo Inn) · Map
Details: Please email Leader for further directions or with any questions.

Leader Information
Kristen
lllkauaisouth@gmail.com

 

Kaua’i – Princeville

Meeting Times
When: This group is not currently meeting.

Where: Please call a leader directly for breastfeeding assistance.

Leader Information
Mele
(808) 826-6467

 

Maui:

Meeting Times
When: 4th Thursday of the month

Where: Please contact leader for time and directions
Meeting Times

Leader Information
Mary Jane
mauidoula@hotmail.com

 

O`ahu:

Julee Portner Benzaken, 808-222-8410 (IBCLC), Certified Lactation Educator (CLE), communication and feeding specialist (MS, CCC-SLP). I have been working with pregnant and breastfeeding moms, infants and children for many years. Opening a private practice with private prenatal breastfeeding education classes for expecting moms/couples as well as in-home lactation consultations.

 

Deborah Dominici RN, IBCLC,CLC, RLC

In private practice since may 2015, has over 30 years as an OBGYN Nurse and 17 years as an IBCLC

“Babies Breast Friend” 808-292-4232

 

Lisa Mahla; 808-285-8006; lisamahlaibclc@mac.com

Tammy Uva; 672-5399; 225-0668

Nicky Lawnsby; 808-226-9063

 

LLL Central O’ahu Group

Meeting Times
When:

  • Honolulu: 5:30 p.m. on the 2nd Thursday of the month. Support people are welcome at this meeting.
  • Windward: 9:30 a.m. on the 4th Wednesday of the month

Where: Please follow our Facebook page for meeting locations.

Leader Information
Kendra (Honolulu)
(224) 612-1428
kwalag@gmail.com

Pam (Windward)
(772) 559-4105

 

Hawai`i Island:

Hilo- Jeanie Flood; 974-7762

Kona- Rachel Struempf; 325-3055

Mari Lai; Kona Community Hospital; 322-4482

 

Big Island – Kona Coast

Meeting Times
When: Please call a leader for details.

Where: Please call a leader for details.

Leader Information
Rachel
(808) 325-3055

Emily
(808) 313-0388
e_hetler@yahoo.com

 

Big Island – East Hawaii and Ka’u

Meeting Times
When: October 12, November 8, and December 12 at 10:00 a.m.
Where: The Neighborhood Place (Girl Scout Service Center) · 16-105 Opukahaia Street · Kea’au · Map

Leader Information
Holli
(808) 265-1416
holliLLL@yahoo.com

8 thoughts on “Lactation Consultants

  1. Hello.
    Great site! I am a lactation consultant (IBCLC), Certified Lactation Educator (CLE), communication and feeding specialist (MS, CCC-SLP). I have been working with pregnant and breastfeeding moms, infants and children for many years. I am now opening a private practice. Among other services, I offer private prenatal breast feeding education classes for expecting moms/couples as well as in-home lactation consultations.
    I service all of Oahu and travel to outer islands for more challenging cases. Please list my name and phone number on your site. I serve as an important resource and provider for women in the community.
    Please contact me back and call to verify as needed.
    Aloha,
    Julee Portner Benzaken, (808) 222-8410

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