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Breastfeeding your baby is a beautiful and powerful journey. And yet, it is not always easy.
I am here to help...

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Melissa
Roe

RN, BSN, IBCLC

I am a board certified Lactation Consultant serving families in Leavenworth and the greater Wenatchee Valley. I am passionate about helping families define and reach their breastfeeding goals, empowering them along the way to see and feel the beauty of their unique and individual journey.

I can help with:

Latch problems
Nipple pain

Low milk supply
Infant weight gain
Tongue tie
Premature babies
Twins / Multiples​
Prenatal breastfeeding preparation
Returning to school or employment

Adoptive / Induced lactation

Postpartum Home Visit

  • I come to you and we conduct the visit in the comfort of your home

  • Length: 120 minutes initial, 90 minutes follow-up

  • Cost: $225 initial, $175 follow-up

  • Included: 2 weeks of text/phone access for check-ins, modifying care plan, and support

Prenatal Visit

  • Personalized breast/chestfeeding teaching and education

  • Focus on what to expect in the first hours after birth, and how to get breastfeeding off to a great start

  • Assessment of your unique anatomy and impact on breastfeeding

  • Review of your pump and how to use

  • Length: 60 minutes

  • Cost: $75 (in office)

  • (Option to have visit at home: length of visit 60-75 minutes, cost $100)

Postpartum Office Visit

  • Located in the Wenatchee Midwife Services & Childbirth Center building

  • Length: 90 minutes initial, 60 minutes follow-up

  • Cost: $175 initial, $150 follow-up

  • Included: 2 weeks of text/phone access for check-ins, modifying care plan, and support

Telehealth / Custom Visit

  • Telehealth visits available. Contact me to see if this is a good fit for you.

  • Length: 75 minutes initial, 60 minutes follow-up

  • Cost: $125 initial, $100 follow-up

  • If you have a need that isn't represented here, reach out to me and we can work on a solution.

 

**Insurance/Payment:  I am now accepting some insurance through The Lactation Network. If you have BlueCrossBlueShield, Anthem, or Cigna, you may have up to 6 visits covered. Click on this link to see if your plan is approved. For all other insurances, I accept payment via credit/debit card or FSA/HSA card at time of service, and I can provide you with a superbill to submit to your insurance for reimbursement. In an effort to keep lactation care accessible to all, I accept sliding scale for those unable to pay the full amount. Please contact me to discuss.

 

About Me

With a background in postpartum nursing care and maternity-focused public health, I discovered my passion for helping families feed their babies and so became an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant in 2012. I worked as a Lactation Consultant at the University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle for 8 years before moving with my family to this beautiful valley. I have three school-aged children (all with very different breastfeeding stories!) and a wonderful husband. When not helping families with breastfeeding, I can be found playing up at Ski Hill, cooking, practicing hot yoga, and enjoying my family.

My Approach

The journey of breastfeeding one's child is perfectly symbolic of parenting - there is sometimes uncertainty, pain, and discouragement. But there is also hope, deep fulfillment, and personal growth, through not only the successes but the challenges as well. Perhaps you have just had your baby and are feeling overwhelmed at the unexpected feeding difficulties you are experiencing. Or perhaps you are still expecting and want to prepare for your upcoming breastfeeding journey. My goal for our time together is that you come away feeling empowered with knowledge to make decisions that are right for you, as well as encouraged and nurtured in the hard work of mothering. I am here to help, and I look forward to hearing from you.

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Contact me - Book an appointment

Whether you are looking for a home, office, or telehealth visit, please reach out and we will determine what is best for you. Generally I am able to see clients on Mondays - Fridays, with possible weekend visits for urgent issues. The fastest way to get a hold of me is by texting or calling, or you may also use the contact form below. I look forward to hearing from you!

310 S Mission St

Wenatchee, WA 98801

(Located in the Wenatchee Midwife Service & Childbirth Center building)

Thanks for reaching out! I will get back to you within 24-48 hours. For a quicker response, try calling or texting me at (509) 906-4111.