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Isabel Bennett

Isabel Bennett IBCLC and postpartum doula


Phone: 209-918-4423

Postpartum Rate: $35 to $50

Fee Details: Night time care, and extended miles traveled will be the maximum rate.

Postpartum Doula Experience: 2 years and 14 families served

Doula Training

  • DONA International, July 2018
Type of Practice: Solo practice

Clients per Month: 1 to 3

Breastfeeding Certifications

  • Certified Lactation Educator Counselor (University of California San Diego)
  • IBCLC Lactation Consultant

Other Relevant Certifications

  • American Heart Association BLS (Basic Life Support) Certification
  • Newborn care specialist (NCS)

College Education

  • AA/AS

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Cesarean birth
  • Families conceiving with ART and IVF
  • High risk
  • Home Birth
  • Induced and high medical technology labor & birth
  • LGBTQP Families
  • Multiples
  • Over 40
  • Plus size mothers
  • Postpartum mood disorders
  • Prematurity
  • Previous birth trauma and/or birth injury
  • Remote and rural clients birthing away from home
  • Single parents
  • Special needs babies
  • Survivors of Previous Life Trauma
  • Survivors of childhood sexual abuse
  • Twins
  • VBAC
  • Waterbirth
  • Women and Families of Color

Special Services Offered

  • American Red Cross First Aid and CPR
  • Babywearing education
  • Breastfeeding Consultant Services
  • Cloth diapering education
  • Military families
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)
  • Surrogates and intended parents

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

I have been a lactation consultant (IBCLC) for 9 years. I have had a successful private practice in my county for over 8 years. I have specified training in the area of tongue and lip ties. I am currently pursuing my postpartum doula certification with DONA. I am a trained newborn care specialist (NCS). I love working with families. I am a mother of two, ages 12 and 5. I love staying current on parenting trends, and continuing my education to best meet the needs of my clients. I have volunteered and held a board position for the Stanislaus county breastfeeding coalition.

Languages spoken: English

Client Testimonials for Isabel Bennett

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My wife and I are first time parents and we worked with Izzy as a Post-Partum Doula, however she became so much more to us.  In fact she's almost like family now and we're sad that our time with her is coming to an end.

She was absolutely WONDERFUL to work with and her skills as a Lactation Consultant really got us through the trying first few weeks.  I did not appreciate how complicated lactation and latching and the whole world of breast feeding is and now I have a newfound appreciation for my amazing wife. 

Working with Izzy gave us access to our own personal lactation consultant who could observe the latch, adjust the ergonomics, and demonstrate various breast feeding positions.  She also showed us how to use the different tools invovled with supplemental nursing systems and how to store and utilize breast milk.  

Most importantly she provided an oral assessment for our baby and helped us through the process of learning about his lip and tongue tie as well as locating an expert pediatric dentist to treat them.  This was the source of many of our breast feeding problems and we woudln't have been able to solve them without Izzy.  The lip and tongue ties were missed by our pediatrician and two other lacatation consultants we visited.  She also provided many resources along the way to show that her info was up to date and explained why these subtle ties can be missed by other experts.

After we had the ties treated, the majority of our breast feeding issues resolved! 

On top of her expertise in lacation, she's amazingly warm and nurturing and caring and was a pleasure to be around.  Sometimes we found ourselves chatting with her instead of getting much needed sleep because we simply enjoyed her company so much

We're so grateful we had Izzy in our life during this time in our lives.  We couldn't have gotten through it with her.


Posted 4/19/2019

Postpartum Availability for Isabel Bennett

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