Include personal, in-home or virtual lactation consulting, pre and postnatal lactation education, going back to work consults, and a weekly virtual support group called Nursing Nook.
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 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 lactation 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 infan
- Painful breasts
- Low milk production
- Having to supplement with formula
- Few wet or dirty diapers
- Questions about returning to work and pumping
Why Breast/chest Feed?
Human milk reduces the risk of many ailments for both mom and baby. The World Health Organization recommends exclusively feeding infant human milk (while adding in solid foods around 4-6 months) until about 2 years of life for the best possible start.
Human milk fed babies have fewer ear infections, colds, diarrhea, reflux, lower rates of diabetes, obesity, some types of cancer, better dental health, and even a lower risk of SIDS to name a few.
Parents who lactate or breast/chest feed have lower rates of heart disease, osteoporosis, breast cancer, ovarian cancer, depression and they even get more sleep!
My Qualifications and Philosophy
I have developed a strong understanding of successful lactation and nursing a baby through a combination of professional development and personal experience. My clinical experience first began as a social worker and Breastfeeding Peer Counselor for at-risk families in rural Arizona. This soon sparked an interest in the field of lactation as I watched parents struggle to breast/chest feed due to a lack of professional support.
So in 2010 I became an IBCLC started at the Flagstaff Medical Center and also opened my private practice. I then was the IBCLC for the Flagstaff Birth and Women’s Center for 4 years. I now run a non-profit Lactation Center in the Flagstaff area as well as my private practice in the Verde Valley and Prescott areas. Over the last 12 years it has been my joy to assist 1,000’s of families in their lactation journey!
As a mother of 3 children, I have experienced the many joys and benefits of nursing. 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.
I believe that breast/chest feeding is the biological norm and that babies and birthing or lactating parents are capable of amazing things! My professional passion lies in helping families achieve their lactation 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 breast/chest feeding as a means to a healthier, happier world!
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
Most Blue Cross Blue Shield and Cigna plans are accepted through a partnership with The Lactation Network. Please click the following link if you have either of these to start the process of making an appointment.
Please contact me for directly for inquires about a sliding fee scale if needed.Set Appointment
The following are the cash pay prices if your insurance is not accepted by the Lactation Network.
|Prenatal Consult (typically 1.5 hours)||$150.00|
|Postnatal Initial Consult (typically 1.5 hours)||$150.00|
|Postnatal Follow-up Visit (typically 1 hour)||$125.00|
|Returning to Work or Pumping Consult (typically 1 hour)||$125.00|
|In-Home Weight Check||$35.00|
|Travel Fee (for travel of 30 mins or longer away from Clarkdale)||$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 & Rentals
Now 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 parents should always use one
- Long shifts at work
- Struggling with milk production or needing to supplement
Cost for breast pump rentals:
The fine print:
No need to be a client to obtain a rental.
Insurance is not accepted for rental costs.
$50 Security deposit required.
$50 for a new, sterile pump kit.
Contact meSet Appointment
Maya Radoccia-Kennen, BSW, IBCLC
928 301 3274
Mailing Address: PO Box 225 Clarkdale, AZ 86324