Latch On, Latch Off
Breastfeeding help on the go
Nursing a baby may be the most natural thing on earth, but the necessary skills rarely come naturally. As the founder of the lactation consultant programs at Cedars Sinai and Kaiser Permanente hospitals, Linda Hanna knows very well the frustrations and fears new moms face when breastfeeding for the first time. That’s why the compassionate OB nurse took her 35 years of experience on the road a few months ago with her new mobile breastfeeding center, My Nursing Coach. The giant white van is a kinda like a cross between a nursery and a medical nurses’ unit, fully stocked with every imaginable breastfeeding accoutrement, plus an infant scale, a phototherapy unit for jaundiced babies, and basic infant care items like colic remedies and Moby wraps.
An initial visit with Hanna lasts about 90 minutes, and includes follow-up support via phone, email, or text for the duration of your breastfeeding months. Hanna works seven days a week—evenings, too. Her fees range between $50 and $150, based on the complexity and length of the visit. She’ll travel 50 miles in all directions from her home base in the Valley.
My Nursing Coach