About Our IBCLCs

UPDATE ABOUT COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

7/1/2020

Due to the recent pandemic of covid-19, the Orange County Health Office has placed strict restrictions in place. Due to the fragile immunity of newborn infants, we at Justbreastfeeding feel it wise to only offer office visits on Wednesday mornings, and selected Saturdays. During your office visit, only Danielle and a receptionist will be in the office, with masks and gloves being worn at all times. Only one exam room is used, and is sterilized in-between families. A separate entrance and exit is given to keep all fluidity in place as we fight the spread of covid. We ask that mother, and one support person attend only, no siblings. Please wear a mask and wash your hands upon entry.  Virtual appointments are being offered 5 days a week at this time. Home visits are available upon request. If there is an emergency situation that needs attention please feel free to text Danielle at: 714-287-1697. In the meantime, the wellbeing of your sweet babies is priority. This will get better. I encourage all mommas to keep breastfeeding, as that will be your childs best advocate for staying healthy. Breastmilk is a super power. Hang in there, you got this.

Founder of Justbreastfeeding, an advanced practice private lactation team, Danielle is an IBCLC Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultant, ICCE Certified Childbirth Educator,  and author. She is trained in Oral Tethering, specializing in the identification and treatment of lip ties, tongue ties, buccal and posterior tethering.  She has received her education from  UCSD.

Danielle obtained her Board Certification as a Lactation Consultant through the International Board of Lactation Examiners and is a proud member of ILCA (International Lactation Consultants Association)Danielle received her childbirth educator certification through ICEA (International Childbirth Education Association) and over the last 16 years has taught at several Orange County hospitals.

Over the course of her 17 year career she has assisted in numerous births and helped educate thousands of women about the birth process and breastfeeding needs of their infants. She had the unique opportunity to work as an IBCLC both in a hospital setting for 4 years and pediatric office for the last 9 years before settling into her new home base in Irvine for the last 2 years. She has had extensive training in oral tethering with Dr. Alisa Sacker and Dr. Rosanne Berger.

Her specialties include:

-oral ties

-low milk supply

-sore nipple management

-induced lactation

-relactation

Danielle has been married for 19 years and is the mother of two beautiful teenage girls.

(Offers office and virtual visits)

Taryn is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), as well as a certified childbirth educator through ICCE. She obtained her lactation education from UCSD. Prior to that she earned a BA in Human Studies at the University of Nevada-Reno. It was after having her first child that she felt the tug towards working with expectant and new families. Fourteen years later and she continues to love serving families.

Over the years Taryn has had the opportunity to work at various area hospitals as a lactation consultant and prenatal educator. She has experience working in the NICU, L&D and Mother Baby units. One of her favorite activities at the hospital was facilitating the outpatient breastfeeding clinic. She enjoyed the continuity of care she was able to offer patients from prenatal classes, birth and finally as new parents.

For the past 5 years Taryn has had the opportunity to offer lactation care to patients in a pediatric office location and in their homes. She currently offers lactation home visits in the Orange County area. Taryn enjoys seeing the new family in their own environment. She is certified in Neonatal Resuscitation (NRP) as well as CPR through AHA.

Taryn is a native OC girl that has been married for 16 years. She is also the mom of a teen and a tween.

(Offers Home Visits)

Shelly Jacobs is an Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultant, as well as a certified lactation educator.  Her passion for helping new moms was sparked in 2015 after she personally experienced complications with breastfeeding her first child.  She was helped by the practical methods and simple techniques taught by her mother-in-law, Dr. Jane Morton, an internationally recognized expert in the field of human lactation.  They began to collaborate, creating pathways for expectant and new mothers to protect their own breastfeeding experience and reduce the risk of complications, by focusing attention on the first hours after birth.

Shelly earned her BA from the University of Wisconsin Madison, where she was also born and raised.  She began her professional career in Chicago, where she started a successful business in the fashion industry, eventually moving to  Los Angeles to work as a visual merchandiser.  She went on to receive her lactation certification from UCSD, and clinical training under Danielle Gauss, IBCLC and Jane Morton, MD.  She resides in the Newport area with her husband and two children.

(Offers Home and Office Visits)

7 Responses to About Our IBCLCs

  1. Christine Decker-Hughes says:

    I love your site, very informative, witty and practical. I will be referring moms to it.

  2. Brandi McCarthy says:

    Thank you for your help with Ashton and nursing! What a wonderfully helpful website for us nursing Moms 🙂

  3. I am an IBCLC in private practice in Canada and was in need of suck training info for a mom when i came across your website. Very helpful, and very well put together. I will continue to use your site as a resource.
    Thank you.

  4. Admin says:

    Thank you Brittney, I am so glad to hear that other IBCLC find this helpful. Thank you for the referral.

  5. Lucy Alderson says:

    I can not thank Danielle enough! I am a first time mom and she helped me get my nursing relationship going when my daughter was first born. Most recently she helped me when I abruptly weaned my daughter. I sent her an email on a Sunday on desperation and she answered promptly! She is so knowledgable and thorough! Next child I will also be using Danielle as my lactation consultant.

  6. Lauren Wacholder says:

    Danielle came to my house for a private consultation and I can not give her enough positive feedback. She was absolutely wonderful!! Her warm and caring nature make you and your baby feel very comfortable. She immediately was able to identify my nursing problems and address them directly. She was patient with my long list of questions, and helped me develop a plan to achieve my breastfeeding goals. I highly recommend Danielle if you are having trouble with breastfeeding.

    • Admin says:

      Thank you!! I am so glad you had such a wonderful success. Was an honor to help you. Thank you for allowing me to be part of your breastfeeding journey.

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