My name is Jamie Shanafelt and I am an International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) and registered nurse (RN). I have always considered myself a counselor and coach for women, especially concerning breastfeeding and the journey into parenthood. I obtained my degree in Psychology from San Diego State University and my Nursing degree through Saddleback College. I completed my lactation education credentialing through the UCSD Extension program. I have worked at a local hospital on the mother/baby postpartum unit helping breastfeeding couples achieve their goals in lactation for close to two decades now.
I am very passionate about all things moms and babies, but education about breastfeeding/chestfeeding is my love. When my son Luke was born and I had my first breastfeeding experience, I knew I wanted to pursue a career as a lactation consultant. I was fortunate enough to have my mom as my support system to help me transition into motherhood and through my breastfeeding journey with my son. She belonged to the La Leche league and really helped me to believe in my ability to breastfeed. I then had two more experiences with my daughters. I hope to create that confidence in my clients and to coach and guide them through their breastfeeding journey.
I live in San Clemente with my lovely and adoring husband and our 3 beautiful children. When I am not teaching about breastfeeding/chestfeeding or reading up on the latest breastfeeding news, you can find me enjoying my kid's sporting events, hanging out with my family and friends, or playing a game of pickleball. I look forward to meeting you and your growing family and helping you achieve your breastfeeding goals.
Caring and nurturing mothers and babies in Orange County since 1978, Sandy is a graduate of UCSD’s lactation consultant program and is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. Sandy provides in-home breastfeeding consultations in Irvine, Newport Beach, San Clemente, Laguna Niguel, Mission Viejo, and surrounding cities.
Sandy has cared for mothers and their infants in a wide variety of hospital settings including mother-baby nursing, high-risk antepartum nursing, newborn nursery, and special care nursery. She has experience working in a local NICU setting helping preemies, multiples, and sick babies breastfeed. Sandy is a former family educator in the community helping parents, grandparents, and parents expecting multiples transition into their new roles through education and support. She is a member of the International Lactation Consultant Association. As an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, Sandy offers nurturing and nonjudgmental lactation consulting and breastfeeding support in the privacy of your own home.
Sandy lives with her husband, Powers, and their Goldendoodle, Scarlett, in South Orange County. She and her husband have 3 grown children and 5 beautiful grandchildren.
Sandy was amazing! She was very thorough about getting my history and developing a plan of attack to continue my breast feeding journey when I was having trouble with a drop in supply. She was also readily available if I had any questions after the consultation. Loved that she followed up at the end of the week to see how things were going and make sure we were on the right track. She also rents scales to do the weighted feeds do that helped me to make sure baby was getting enough by breast or if I needed to supplement. Happy to say my baby is eating completely off the breast with no supplementing! I highly recommend Sandy to help with your breast feeding journey!READ MORE
We charge travel fees for clients outside of our standard service area dependant upon mileage. OCBC now offers secure online lactation consultations to clients located anywhere in California.