include personal, in-home lactation consulting, pre and postnatal breastfeeding education, going back to work consults and a breastfeeding support group. I come to you in the comfort of your own home. Serving Sedona, Cottonwood, Prescott, Flagstaff and surrounding areas.
Why use a Lactation Consultant? An International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) is specifically trained to problem-solve and assist you when breastfeeding difficulties arise. An IBCLC has the highest certification in the lactation field and is equipped with the knowledge and experience to compassionately help you through any breastfeeding challenge. Some reasons to call an IBCLC may be:
- A sleepy baby who won’t wake up to feed
- Cracked, sore or damaged nipples
- Painful latching or refusal to latch
- Low weight gain in your infant
- Painful breasts
- Low milk production
- Having to supplement with formula
- Few wet or dirty diapers
- Questions about returning to work and pumping
Breastfeeding reduces the risk of many ailments for both mom and baby.
Breastfed babies have less ear infections, colds, diarrhea, reflux, lower rates of diabetes, obesity, dental carries, some types of cancer and even a lower risk of SIDS to name a few. Moms who breastfeed have lower rates of heart disease, osteoporosis, breast cancer and depression and they even get more sleep!
I strongly believe that breastfeeding is the biological norm and that every baby has a birth right to be fed breastmilk. My professional passion lies in helping families achieve their breastfeeding goals with competent, evidence-based, compassionate and experienced support.
It’s my honor and pleasure to be part of lives of the families I serve. I see breastfeeding as a means to a healthier, happier world!
My Qualifications and History
The needs of breastfeeding families stretch from pregnancy to infancy and even through toddlerhood. I have developed a strong understanding of successful breastfeeding through a combination of professional development and personal experience. My clinical experience first began as a social worker for at-risk new families in rural Arizona. This soon sparked an interest in the field of lactation as I watched moms struggle and fail in her attempts to breastfeed for lack of professional support.
I became an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant in 2010 and began working as such at Flagstaff Medical Center. As a mother of 3 breastfed children, I have experienced the many joys and benefits of breastfeeding. I have also experienced many of the real life challenges like sleep deprivation, breast infections, breastfeeding a NICU baby, postpartum depression and pumping and working to name a few.
- Member International Lactation Consultant Association
- Member United States Lactation Consultant Association
- Certified by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners
"Maya was such an amazing resource when trying to figure out how to breastfeed my cleft-affected baby. Using a gentle approach, she always answered any questions or concerns I had. I couldn't have made it this far in my breastfeeding journey without her. I would recommend Maya to anyone." - Rachel Morgan
"Maya is very professional but makes you feel like a close friend. She does all of the research & stands by whatever decision you decide to make. She is nonjudgmental & is super supportive! She is great at making you feel like you are not alone & helping you through the stressful & often difficult journey that beginning breastfeeding is. I wholeheartedly recommend her to anyone. Without her advice & help I probably would've stopped exclusively breastfeeding during the first month but because of maya I've made it 6 months & am looking forward to the rest of the year!" - Jacque Muehlbauer
"Maya was so helpful in getting me to be patient and confident with breastfeeding. I could always call her anytime I had questions. She was also quick to come for a home visit if I needed it and she was very encouraging when I felt it was too hard . If it wasn't for her help through my mastitis I would have probably quit breastfeeding. She definitely is the BEST!!!" - Erin Adams
Fees and Insurance
All insurance companies are required to cover lactation services and equipment per the Affordable Care Act. Insurance billing available upon request for a small fee. Insurance billing provided by Favored Medical Billing.
For patient questions or more information see these links: FAQs
Fees for services as follows. I will not turn a client away for inability to pay, a sliding fee scale is available for those who need it.
|Pre/Postnatal Consult Package||$200.00|
|Travel outside the Verde Valley||$35.00|
Gift Certificates available
A perfect baby shower gift for an expecting mom. I offer a prenatal/postnatal package that includes a personal hour long breastfeeding class and a postnatal consult to assess breastfeeding and assist with any challenges. This is the perfect way to set the expecting mom up for success!
Products & RentalsNow available, Medela 2.0 Hospital Grade Symphony Breast Pump rental. Why rent a hospital grade pump instead of purchasing a personal use one?
- Whisper quiet operation for more discretion and comfort
- More efficient return of milk and faster let down
- Very comfortable to use
- Exclusively pumping moms should always use one
- Long shifts at work
- Struggling with milk production or needing to supplement
- Weekly $25
- Monthly $80
- Quarterly $250
- Appointment necessary for a short instructional session.
- No need to be a client to obtain a rental.
- Insurance is not accepted for rental costs.
- Security deposit required.
- Kit not included. $32 for a new, sterile pump kit.
Only sold in person with an appointment. Tax not included.
Medela Breast Shields available in most sizes (set of 2)
Medela Symphony Pump Kit Sterile
Medela Symphony Replacement tubing (set of 2)
Medela Symphony Membrane and Caps (set of 2)
Medela Starter SNS
La Leche of the Verde Valley
Next Meeting: Friday Feb 14, 2020
meets every 2nd Friday of the month at the Cottonwood Public Library, 100 S 6th St, Cottonwood, Arizona - MAP.
The group is a large group of women who come together to celebrate motherhood and breastfeeding. I facilitate an educational activity followed by a supportive discussion at each meeting. The Facebook page for the group is an extensive mom to mom breastfeeding support group. We can be found on Facebook at La Leche of the Verde Valley. Myself and a colleague oversee that page.
Maya Radoccia-Kennen, BSW, IBCLC
928 301 3274
Mailing Address: PO Box 225 Clarkdale, AZ 86324