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ABOUT ME

Melanie Bee Acon, MA, IBCLC

Hello! Thanks for stopping in! My name is Melanie Acon and I am an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). I received a Master of Arts degree from Union Institute and University in Health and Wellness with a special concentration in Human Lactation, which led me to my IBCLC certification. I am married and a mother to three children, all of who were and are breastfed. My first breastfeeding experience was not pretty or easy at all, which is what motivated me to be here today. I am deeply passionate about breastfeeding and believe every family deserves evidence-based education and support when it comes to infant feeding.

I offer monthly virtual prenatal breastfeeding classes that cover everything you need to know from antenatal colostrum harvesting to weaning. I also offer in-home lactation consultations and virtual back to work and pump fitting consultations! 

 

LACTATION CONSULTATIONS

***Now accepting health insurance***

Please inquire to check insurance eligibility

 Self-pay rates are displayed below. All payments are due at time of service.

A superbill will be provided for all self-pay lactation consltation services. 

Lactation services may be purchased as gifts.

Forms of payment accepted: cash, Paypal, Venmo and credit card.

To request a consultation, please fill out an inquiry form at the bottom of the website.

*3% fee added to all credit card transactions*

*A travel fee of $25 will be added to consultations that are more than 20 miles away*

$160

IN-HOME INITIAL CONSULTATION

Includes an assessment of breasts and nipples, assessment of baby's mouth and suck, pre and post feed weights, observation of a feeding, troubleshoot and management of breastfeeding concerns, latching and positioning techniques shown and a manageable care plan given based on the feeding goals of the breastfeeding mother. Roughly 60-90 minutes.

$120

Continuation of breastfeeding management based off of a previous consultation. Roughly 60 minutes.

IN-HOME FOLLOW-UP CONSULTATION

$30

VIRTUAL BACK TO WORK CONSULTATION

Includes reviewing a pumping schedule to store milk for the first day back to work, discussion on how to manage the logistics of pumping in the work place, how to bottle feed the breastfed infant including how much baby needs while away from mom and addressing any other questions pertaining to the return to work. Roughly 30 minutes.

$20

VIRTUAL PUMP FITTING CONSULTATION

Appropriate pump flange fitting to reduce pain and increase output. Any questions regarding pumping can also be addressed. Roughly 20 minutes.

 
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COMPREHENSIVE BREASTFEEDING CLASS SCHEDULE

*All classes are virtual*

To register for a class, please fill out an inquiry form at the bottom of the website.

Forms of payment accepted: cash, Paypal, Venmo and credit card.

*3% fee added to all credit card transactions*

 
Sleepy Baby

JULY 24, 2021, 3-6:30PM

Breastfeeding: Hive to Honey

$150

~It is best to take this comprehensive class 1-2 months before the birth of your baby. The class is a solid 3 hours and packed full of everything you need to know in regards to breastfeeding, beginning with colostrum harvesting in the last weeks of pregnancy all the way to weaning.

~This is a very popular class for first time moms AND experienced breastfeeding moms looking for a refresher or to break down the barriers that got in the way of a previous breastfeeding journey. 

~If there is something that isn't covered in the class, let me know on your registration form and I will add it to my class for you. My goal is for you to feel comfortable and confident going into your breastfeeding journey. 

~HOT topics covered: why it's important to exclusively breastfeed, how to choose a breastfeeding friendly pediatrician, gut microbiome of newborn, anatomy, hormones, stages of lactation, skin to skin, critical period, second night syndrome, cluster feeding, 4th trimester, latching & positioning, how to know your baby is getting enough, hand expression, pacifiers and bottles for the breastfed baby, common complications and barriers, supplements, medications, tobacco, alcohol, caffeine, COVID & breastfeeding, contraindications, colostrum harvesting, storage and safe handling of breastmilk, returning to work, introducing solids, breastfeeding beyond infancy, weaning and much more!!

Breast Milk Pump

AUGUST 28, 2021, 3:30-7PM

Breastfeeding: Hive to Honey

$150

~It is best to take this comprehensive class 1-2 months before the birth of your baby. The class is a solid 3 hours and packed full of everything you need to know in regards to breastfeeding, beginning with colostrum harvesting in the last weeks of pregnancy all the way to weaning.

~This is a very popular class for first time moms AND experienced breastfeeding moms looking for a refresher or to break down the barriers that got in the way of a previous breastfeeding journey. 

~If there is something that isn't covered in the class, let me know on your registration form and I will add it to my class for you. My goal is for you to feel comfortable and confident going into your breastfeeding journey. 

~HOT topics covered: why it's important to exclusively breastfeed, how to choose a breastfeeding friendly pediatrician, gut microbiome of newborn, anatomy, hormones, stages of lactation, skin to skin, critical period, second night syndrome, cluster feeding, 4th trimester, latching & positioning, how to know your baby is getting enough, hand expression, pacifiers and bottles for the breastfed baby, common complications and barriers, supplements, medications, tobacco, alcohol, caffeine, COVID & breastfeeding, contraindications, colostrum harvesting, storage and safe handling of breastmilk, returning to work, introducing solids, breastfeeding beyond infancy, weaning and much more!!

Mother Baby Bonding

SEPTEMBER 25, 2021, 3:30-7PM

Breastfeeding: Hive to Honey

$150

~It is best to take this comprehensive class 1-2 months before the birth of your baby. The class is a solid 3 hours and packed full of everything you need to know in regards to breastfeeding, beginning with colostrum harvesting in the last weeks of pregnancy all the way to weaning.

~This is a very popular class for first time moms AND experienced breastfeeding moms looking for a refresher or to break down the barriers that got in the way of a previous breastfeeding journey. 

~If there is something that isn't covered in the class, let me know on your registration form and I will add it to my class for you. My goal is for you to feel comfortable and confident going into your breastfeeding journey. 

~HOT topics covered: why it's important to exclusively breastfeed, how to choose a breastfeeding friendly pediatrician, gut microbiome of newborn, anatomy, hormones, stages of lactation, skin to skin, critical period, second night syndrome, cluster feeding, 4th trimester, latching & positioning, how to know your baby is getting enough, hand expression, pacifiers and bottles for the breastfed baby, common complications and barriers, supplements, medications, tobacco, alcohol, caffeine, COVID & breastfeeding, contraindications, colostrum harvesting, storage and safe handling of breastmilk, returning to work, introducing solids, breastfeeding beyond infancy, weaning and much more!!

Nursing Newborn

OCTOBER 16, 2021, 3:30-7PM

Breastfeeding: Hive to Honey

~It is best to take this comprehensive class 1-2 months before the birth of your baby. The class is a solid 3 hours and packed full of everything you need to know in regards to breastfeeding, beginning with colostrum harvesting in the last weeks of pregnancy all the way to weaning.

~This is a very popular class for first time moms AND experienced breastfeeding moms looking for a refresher or to break down the barriers that got in the way of a previous breastfeeding journey. 

~If there is something that isn't covered in the class, let me know on your registration form and I will add it to my class for you. My goal is for you to feel comfortable and confident going into your breastfeeding journey. 

~HOT topics covered: why it's important to exclusively breastfeed, how to choose a breastfeeding friendly pediatrician, gut microbiome of newborn, anatomy, hormones, stages of lactation, skin to skin, critical period, second night syndrome, cluster feeding, 4th trimester, latching & positioning, how to know your baby is getting enough, hand expression, pacifiers and bottles for the breastfed baby, common complications and barriers, supplements, medications, tobacco, alcohol, caffeine, COVID & breastfeeding, contraindications, colostrum harvesting, storage and safe handling of breastmilk, returning to work, introducing solids, breastfeeding beyond infancy, weaning and much more!!

Mother and Baby

NOVEMBER 20, 2021, 3:30-7PM

Breastfeeding: Hive to Honey

$150

~It is best to take this comprehensive class 1-2 months before the birth of your baby. The class is a solid 3 hours and packed full of everything you need to know in regards to breastfeeding, beginning with colostrum harvesting in the last weeks of pregnancy all the way to weaning.

~This is a very popular class for first time moms AND experienced breastfeeding moms looking for a refresher or to break down the barriers that got in the way of a previous breastfeeding journey. 

~If there is something that isn't covered in the class, let me know on your registration form and I will add it to my class for you. My goal is for you to feel comfortable and confident going into your breastfeeding journey. 

~HOT topics covered: why it's important to exclusively breastfeed, how to choose a breastfeeding friendly pediatrician, gut microbiome of newborn, anatomy, hormones, stages of lactation, skin to skin, critical period, second night syndrome, cluster feeding, 4th trimester, latching & positioning, how to know your baby is getting enough, hand expression, pacifiers and bottles for the breastfed baby, common complications and barriers, supplements, medications, tobacco, alcohol, caffeine, COVID & breastfeeding, contraindications, colostrum harvesting, storage and safe handling of breastmilk, returning to work, introducing solids, breastfeeding beyond infancy, weaning and much more!!

Baby's Grasp

DECEMBER 18, 2021, 10-1:30PM

Breastfeeding: Hive to Honey

$150

~It is best to take this comprehensive class 1-2 months before the birth of your baby. The class is a solid 3 hours and packed full of everything you need to know in regards to breastfeeding, beginning with colostrum harvesting in the last weeks of pregnancy all the way to weaning.

~This is a very popular class for first time moms AND experienced breastfeeding moms looking for a refresher or to break down the barriers that got in the way of a previous breastfeeding journey. 

~If there is something that isn't covered in the class, let me know on your registration form and I will add it to my class for you. My goal is for you to feel comfortable and confident going into your breastfeeding journey. 

~HOT topics covered: why it's important to exclusively breastfeed, how to choose a breastfeeding friendly pediatrician, gut microbiome of newborn, anatomy, hormones, stages of lactation, skin to skin, critical period, second night syndrome, cluster feeding, 4th trimester, latching & positioning, how to know your baby is getting enough, hand expression, pacifiers and bottles for the breastfed baby, common complications and barriers, supplements, medications, tobacco, alcohol, caffeine, COVID & breastfeeding, contraindications, colostrum harvesting, storage and safe handling of breastmilk, returning to work, introducing solids, breastfeeding beyond infancy, weaning and much more!!

CLIENT TESTIMONIALS

Melanie definitely knows her stuff! I breastfed my first two children for 15-months each. I am currently pregnant with my third and took the class thinking it would be something of a refresher. My, there was so much more for me to learn! I am very happy and now feel more confident and educated about my future breastfeeding journey with my third. Wishing I had her on my side with my first two kiddos! Thank you, Melanie.

Sam Irvin

Melanie saved my sanity, and my breastfeeding journey. She was able to validate my concerns that something was physically preventing my newborn from latching and effectively transferring milk, and she worked with me to help solve the issue. Her follow up date was phenomenal, and she was so professional during her home visit! I will be forever thankful for her help!

Jordan Leonard

Melanie's Hive to Honey class gives you all of the education and confidence you need to meet your breastfeeding goals! She presents some of the latest studies and keeps everything evidence based! I highly recommend her class for mom's to be, new mom's or really anyone that wants to learn more about breastfeeding. She is a great IBCLC to learn from!

Amanda Hartman

 

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