This month, I would like to introduce you to The Milk Spot, a growing lactation clinic conveniently located in Central Phoenix. The Milk Spot offers support groups and breastfeeding classes, as well as private consultations with the gold standard in lactation care, an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (“IBCLC”).
Big thanks to Michelle Hottya, IBCLC, for taking the time to do our interview so we can give you the INSIDE LOOK into The Milk Spot!
Who are The Milk Spot care providers?
Michelle Hottya, IBCLC, RLC, CD(DONA)
Nichelle Whitehead, MD FACOG
Jacqueline Norris, CBC, CD(DONA), PCD(DONA)
What kind of families does The Milk Spot serve?
We serve the diverse community of the metro Phoenix area. Families come from all over Central Arizona to get help with breastfeeding in our convenient, central location. We work with first-time parents, growing families, clients with history of breast surgery and fertility treatments, low-supply, oversupply, tongue and lip ties among other concerns. Our practice is LGBT-friendly.
What range of services does The Milk Spot provide? Is there anything you do not provide for?
The Milk Spot provides private, in-person lactation consultations with an IBCLC, monthly breastfeeding classes, weekly support group and free weight checks. The Milk Spot does not yet offer pump rentals or sales, but stay tuned for future announcements of added services!
What makes The Milk Spot unique?
The Milk Spot is a warm, welcoming environment for new families to get needed support in the postpartum period. Parents love our weekly support group where lasting friendships have bloomed into toddler playgroups and Parents' Nights Out. We are located adjacent to Blossom Birth Center, so we enjoy a close relationship with the midwives, but we welcome clients from any practice and birth location, and respect their provider/patient relationships.
What motivated you to start The Milk Spot?
The Milk Spot has been offering breastfeeding classes and support groups since 2011. To complement those services, we wanted to provide a lactation clinic in central Phoenix, with the added benefits of insurance billing and affordable rates. The potential for the clinic will grow from there!
Is there anything else our readers should know about this you or The Milk Spot?
We welcome your questions and we are happy to discuss your options over the phone!
What inspires you?
I am inspired by the happy smiles and look of relief on the clients' faces when they get the help they needed to give them a plan and a method to improve their breastfeeding relationship. Breastfeeding is important to them, and I will do whatever I can to help them get to their goals!
Monthly Calendar HERE
Contact The Milk Spot:
2922 N 18 Place, Phoenix, AZ
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