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Natural Resources
a pregnancy, childbirth and early parenting center

Mon-Sat 11-6
Sun 11-5

1367 Valencia St. (at 25th St.)
San Francisco, CA 94110
415 550 2611
Breastfeeding Support at Natural Resources

Natural Resources carries a broad range of products to support the nursing mother, including lactation support teas, tinctures and herbs, nipple shields, Medela pumping supplies, rental pumps, nursing bras and pumping bustiers, supplemental nursing systems and more.

Support Groups

Breastfeeding Mothers Circle
Every Monday at 11pm in the Natural Resources classroom, an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant facilitates a 2 hour breastfeeding support group. Details on the Circle can be found here.

In Store & Home Consultations

In-Store Private Consultations
In-Store Private Breastfeeding Consultations fill the gap between in-home Lactation Consultant visits and our Drop-in Breastfeeding Mothers Circle. They are an economical option that provides you with individualized attention, an in depth evaluation, a plan of care and follow-up support. The consultation includes:

  • 45 minute consultation with an experienced International Board Certified Lactation Consultant.
  • A private setting (just you and your consultant) that allows more time to address your specific needs
  • A plan of care
  • One follow up via email/phone within one week of appointment

More details on our in-store private breastfeeding consultations can be found here.

In Home Private Consultations
In-home private consultations offer the most extensive support and are provided by experienced International Board Certified Lactation Consultants. They meet mothers and babies where they are in their breastfeeding relationship, offering them practical and realistic guidance and support. Our Consultants focus on giving simple and manageable advice, on building a workable plan with you, as well as helping mothers to understand the importance of the breastfeeding relationship.

Please call the store to arrange a consultation - 415.550.2611 OR contact our consultants directly if the store is closed: 

  • Tracy Massillon 415-205-1357
  • Melitta Hoder 415-586-8468

In-Home Consultations Include:

  • In-person consultation session of up to two hours
  • Written plan
  • Two weeks of email & phone support

Benefits of In-Home Consultations:

  • More in-depth and longer term follow-up than other breastfeeding support options
  • Allow Mom, baby and support person to relax in a familiar environment
  • Eliminates the stress and energy needed to leave the house with a little one
  • Good for baby - especially during the first few weeks, when being out of the house may be overwhelming

In-Home Consultations are recommended for:

  • The first two to three weeks after birth
  • If your issues are of a more complex nature
  • Twins, especially during the first month after birth
  • Mothers with specific questions or those who are experiencing difficulty with latching, positioning, painful nursing
  • Hospitalized infants
  • Low supply
  • Weight gain issues
  • Complications, such as thrush, mastitis, bottle refusal, etc

$300.00 - Non-members
$270.00 - Members

Our Consultants

Melitta Hoder is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, Postpartum Doula, Perinatal Educator and Massage Therapist and has been supporting new families since 2002. Reflecting her broad knowledge and experience of the needs of the new family, she offers individualized non-judgmental breastfeeding support. She has been involved with Natural Resources since 1990 and is bilingual in English and German.

Tracy Massillon has been working with birthing families since 2003. As an IBCLC, Doula and Educator, she brings to each consultation years of experience supporting mothers with nursing, as well as an extensive knowledge of birth and the postpartum experience. Tracy has been part of the Natural Resources familiy of educators since 2005.

Amy Clark  is a Registered Nurse & Board Certified Lactation Consultant. Since 1995 Amy has worked in a variety of health care fields and brings a wealth of medical knowledge to the Natural Resources team. Amy is dedicated to offering "best practice" guidelines for breastfeeding and infant nutrition, as well as realistic goals for families. 

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Join Natural Resources to get discounts on classes, retail products and breastpump and birthtub rentals. Members also have access to our comprehensive book, video and DVD lending library. Learn more
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