Fussy baby? Sore nipples? Questions or concerns?

You’re in the right place!

I’m Ellen H. Schwerin, MPH, an International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). I provide home visits to families in the San Francisco Bay Area who would like expert breastfeeding help in their own homes.

I’ll be out of the office April 3-8. For all immediate breastfeeding issues, please contact my colleague Serena Meyer, RN, IBCLC


I believe all parents deserve quality, non-judgmental lactation support and breastfeeding education in the comfort of their homes. When I had breastfeeding challenges, I was fortunate to work in my home with an excellent IBCLC who helped me reach my personal goals. And now I’ve helped over 600 families resolve their feeding challenges and raise happy, healthy babies! Whatever your goals or issues are, you can count on me to provide professional, caring and evidenced-based care.

I accept Aetna insurance and fee-for-service clients. For pricing, please click here.

If you think you want support, you can contact me for a free phone consult!

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“Your search is over. I highly recommend Ellen. We worked together from birth and understanding breastfeeding for the first time, all the way through my returning back to work, and even after back to work when I was running into production issues. She is extraordinarily knowledgeable and supportive, and always had guidance that felt right for me and my baby regardless of what we were encountering over the 10 months that we worked together. The breastfeeding journey can bring both immense joy and also challenges, and with Ellen, you can look forward to celebrating many successes and having the support you and your baby need.” – Karla

“We are so thankful that we were able to find Ellen. She was a wealth of knowledge for us (first time parents). She responded quickly, came to our home, had great suggestions and great referrals for other resources. She was a godsend.” – Anna

“Ellen was a calm and caring voice of reason after a hectic few days in the hospital! Unlike the nurses and lactation consultants at the hospital, who are in a rush to quickly check you and get the baby latched on, meeting with Ellen at home was a calm and relaxing way to revisit the nursing positions and guidelines that I learned in the hospital and to get my lingering questions answered. Ellen is extremely professional and warm, and has a wealth of information and resources to provide new moms. I highly recommend her services.” – Josie