The Care You Deserve

As a professional International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, Lea, and her team of highly trained Breastfeeding Counselors will ensure that you get consistent information and support along your infant feeding & lactation journey.

We no longer accept any insurance; however, please see our new tiered plans 

COVID19 Information

For the health of all persons it is recommended to schedule a virtual consultation initially.  In person consultations are confirmed on a case by case basis.  If an in-home consult is agreed to then:

  • All scales are disinfected with either bleach spray or Cavicide wipes between each visit.

  • Only two visits per day are available to allow the consultant to change clothes between each visit.

  • Face masks and gloves are used at all times.

  • We ask that all members of the family also wear masks or face coverings at the time of visit. 

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EMPIRE LACTATION, formerly Mami Mia, has been providing lactation support since 2011.

As an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, Lea brings over 30 years of child development and education experience to lactation support. The independent contractors who make up the team are  highly trained Breastfeeding Counselors all of whom work with you to provide the support and knowledge you need to make informed decisions about your infant feeding and lactation journey. 

We no longer are in network to any insurance, but we will be happy to help fight for your reimbursement. We have also instituted a new tiered plan to allow more people access to high quality, consistent care.  If you have questions about billing or fees or are ready to book please click the link below. Note, each counselor maintains their own geographic service area and calendar. 

Lea has over 30 years experience in education and psychology with a Masters in Educational Psychology.  She has worked in maternal child health for 11 years.  As an IBCLC she has had the benefit of working in both hospitals and in private practice through the last decade.  She began Mami Mia back in 2007 and is overjoyed to bring Empire Lactation to life.  She brings skill and training in oral structures, premature/near term deliveries, NICU stays, cleft palates, endocrine disorders, breast surgery and supply issues. Lea enjoys teaching and training others about lactation support  and spending time with her two kids, swimming and hiking with her dogs.

Lea Rivera

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A full assessment and evaluation of your feeding session will be undertaken.  This will include:

  • Pre/Post feed weighs

  • Functional assessment of infant oral anatomy

  • Assessment for Tethered Oral Tissues

  • Adjustment of positioning and latch technique

  • Discussion of frequency and duration of feedings

  • Discussion of any identified need or desire to supplement

  •  Individualized care plans

  • Referrals as necessary

  • Appointments may also include information and education on pumping, returning to work and bottle feeding.

"In all the world, there is no love for you like mine."

Maya Angelou


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