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Bliss LactationA Lactation consultant provides services to help a parent reach their breastfeeding/feeding goals. Services are provided in the comfort of the family’s home or in our office space at Portland Family Health. The consultant will serve as a resource for parents by providing accurate, evidence-based information and practical support. Throughout the visit, the lactation consultant uses their knowledge and experience to assess the current situation in order to come up with a plan that best needs your individual needs and goals.

What takes place at a lactation visit?

  • Thorough health and birth history obtained
  • Discussion of feeding goals
  • Take infant’s weight
  • Observation of mother and baby during a feed
  • Help with breastfeeding latch and positioning
  • Assessment of amount of milk transferred during feeding
  • Oral exam performed (only if this is ok with you) to evaluate baby’s sucking skills for strength and range of motion
  • Breast exam (with permission only)
  • Discuss any problems or concerns
  • Create an individualized care plan that will work for you
  • Follow-up phone call
  • Follow-up visits and weight checks scheduled as needed

Fees for Services:

  • We currently offer prenatal and postpartum lactation support home visits, office visits at Portland Family Health, or visits at your hospital or birthing center.
  • Please call or email Bliss Lactation for a full list of fees for services.
  • Chelsea is currently an in-network provider (IBCLC) with Aetna. For any other insurance plan, payment will be collected at time of service and a superbill with codes will be provided to submit to your company for possible reimbursement.
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Meet the Providers

Chelsea DeSorbo, IBCLC

Chelsea is an IBCLC (International Board Certified Lactation Consultant), licensed in Oregon. Chelsea is originally from the east coast and moved to Portland in 2010 just before her first child was born. At that time, Chelsea was pursuing a career in nutrition, driven by her love of health and wellness. After becoming a mother herself, Chelsea realized her true passion was to offer support to other parents during a time that can be both joyous and challenging. Chelsea began gaining experience as a breastfeeding peer counselor with Nursing Mothers Counsel of Oregon and has been providing lactation support to new and growing families since 2013. Chelsea went on to earn a degree in lactation consulting from Birthingway College of Midwifery and sat for the IBCLE board exam in 2016. Through her time and experiences serving families with feeding difficulties, Chelsea has developed a strong passion for helping parents navigate challenges and reach their personal goals. She brings a gentle and nurturing energy as she guides clients in developing a plan that is effective yet sustainable. She works without judgement and tries to make it fun whenever possible. She genuinely understands the importance of helping others through challenges with an open mind and compassionate heart and she strives to provide that for each client. Experiencing different family dynamics and building relationships based on meeting individual needs are a huge part of what Chelsea loves about her work. She is committed to bringing high quality, comprehensive care to the families she serves. When not providing lactation care Chelsea can be found cooking southern food, traveling with her family to places near and far, gardening, and planning her next continuing education opportunity.
Learn more about lactation services at Portland Family Health or visit Bliss Lactation. To schedule an appointment with Chelsea, please call 503-593-9432 or email support@blisslactation.com

Lara Greenberg, IBCLC

Lara received her clinical training as a Peer Counselor at Multnomah County WIC (Women Infants and Children supplemental nutrition program) and at the Nursing Mother’s Counsel of Oregon. Lara spent much of her time supporting women during their pregnancies through prenatal classes and developed a passion for educating families during this important time.

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