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Lactation Support

“Breastfeeding is an instinctual and natural act, but it is also an art that is learned day by day.”  – La Leche League

As experienced certified nurse midwives, lactation consultants, and nursing mothers we understand not only the myriad health benefits, but also the challenges that can arise with breastfeeding.  We recognize each woman has a different experience with breastfeeding, and that sometimes it takes guidance, practice and refining techniques to be successful.  Early intervention is key: identifying and resolving any potential breastfeeding issues early on produces the best possible outcomes for both you and your baby.

A lactation consult with Hua Moon offers you evidence and experience-based advice, support, and guidance to help you reach your goals when it comes to feeding your baby.  We are here to provide lactation support for you at each step of your pregnancy journey.  You’ve got this!

Lactation support may include:

  • Lactation classes
  • Telehealth consults
  • Office or home visit
  • Infant weight check and physical assessment
  • Emotional and physical health check-in for new moms
  • Diagnosing and treating common complications with nursing such as yeast infections, mastitis and nipple pain
  • Alternative feeding methods as needed
  • Breastfeeding and returning to work or school
  • Infant assessment of tongue tie and options for release

When to seek a lactation support:

  • During pregnancy for education about what to expect and tips
  • If baby is losing weight, and/or mother is in discomfort or pain
  • Baby is refusing to latch on
  • If you believe you’re not making enough milk or have an abundance
  • Any breast or nipple pain
  • OR ANY other questions, concerns, or need of reassurance

Sammee Albano RN, IBCLC

Sammee has helped mothers and babies as a Registered Nurse for Kauai for over 30 years. Mom to three breastfed (grown) children, she has been board certified as an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant since 2013. IBCLC’s are the only internationally recognized health care professionals that specialize in lactation care. 
As natural as breastfeeding is, there can be challenges along the way. Whether the challenge involves breast surgeries, twins, inverted nipples, latch issues, low supply, over supply, or oral restrictions, it can sometimes take a while for breastfeeding to become second nature.
With the addition of Sammee’s services at Hua Moon, breastfeeding help can come right to your doorstep. She will come to you, at a time that is good for you and your family, and provide hands on assistance in the comfort of your own home. Or, if you prefer, telehealth visits are available too.
If you are expecting and would like to learn how to get breastfeeding off to a great start, inquire about Breastfeeding and Childbirth Classes.
Hua Moon Women's Health
Based on 14 Reviews
Abbigail R.
Abbigail R.
2023-07-10 14:53:25
While visiting the island I needed a visit asap. Colleen was able to squeeze me in without hesitation. She was very friendly and kind. So glad I went with...
Amy J.
Amy J.
2023-07-05 11:39:28
Through birth control, hormone balancing and post partem care Colleen and Sharon really listened and gave excellent care. Kauai is so lucky to have them.
Gail W.
Gail W.
2023-06-19 16:35:39
Excellent care at Hua Moon - Women's Health Care in Kapaa! The staff is compassionate and attentive to your needs. Full service for Women's Health ! No...
Stephanie H.
Stephanie H.
2023-06-14 17:13:36
Truly the most caring, educated woman I have ever been given care by. They take time to learn about multiple aspects of your life in order to better...
Melissa V.
Melissa V.
2023-06-07 11:17:50
I cannot express my admiration enough for Hua Moon. As a woman who has experienced various healthcare settings (hospital to birth center), I found their...
Susana P.
Susana P.
2023-05-16 00:01:53
I cannot recommend Hua Moon enough! Colleen and Sharon are both so knowledgeable, caring and kind. They are truly a pleasure to see for any women's health...
Angela F.
Angela F.
2022-06-05 12:22:52
I agree with Chelsea's comment. I too felt uncomfortable at the few meet ups at Hua Moon. I am a highly sensitive person who reads energy very well. I felt...
C F.
C F.
2022-02-03 18:45:22
sammee is the worst, don't ever go to her, save yourself a headache and being judged from the meet up. She's old and rude. She will turn on you in a second....
M. H.
M. H.
2019-11-14 19:37:37
The women at Hua Moon have given me such excellent care throughout both my pregnancies and deliveries and in overall women's care, I can't thank them...
Hannah F.
Hannah F.
2019-11-13 23:12:09
We used Hua Moon for all of our prenatal care, post partum/lactation consulting, and general women's health. We have been so super happy and grateful for...
Chelsea J.
Chelsea J.
2019-11-13 20:22:56
These women surely are a blessing on this tiny island of limited choices!! I'm not really sure what I would do without them. Hua Moon have and will...
Pristine J.
Pristine J.
2017-04-14 19:47:17
They are by far the best, couldn't of asked for a better group of people to put my care and the care of my baby into. They honestly take their time with you...
Nicolette A.
Nicolette A.
2015-09-24 16:42:18
I LOVE my midwives!! I know this review is technically cheating because I am their office manager, but seriously... I get to review them too right?! LOL! I...

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4-1191 Kuhio Hwy. Ste. 102
Kapaa, HI 96746

Hours: M–F 9:00 to 5:00

Phone: 808-631-2682

Fax: 866-423-3332

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