Lactation Support for Breastfeeding Moms

Lactation Support for Breastfeeding Moms

We have certified Lactation Consultants in both our Bend and Redmond clinics to ensure you feel comfortable with breastfeeding or bottle feeding your newborn. Breastfed nutrition is a good start for you and your baby. But, it’s also common to have questions, concerns or problems with breastfeeding. If you feel a bit overwhelmed and need some help as a new mother, COPA is here for you. Our lactation support experts have abundant clinical experience and are happy to assist with all breastfeeding and infant nutrition concerns.


Feel free to contact our Lactation Consultant if you’re experiencing any of these problems:

  • You and/or your baby are having any feeding challenges.
  • Your breasts or nipples hurt or you have an infection (Mastitis).
  • Your baby is not gaining weight.
  • You are worried about how your baby acts during or after feeding.
  • You are worried that you might have too much milk or a low milk supply.
  • Your baby is refusing the breast or refusing the bottle with breast milk.
  • You are concerned your child isn’t latching properly.
  • You have any questions about supplemental formula nutrition.
  • You are concerned about the structure of your baby’s mouth and ability to nurse.
  • Your doctor or your baby’s doctor sends you for help.


At your appointment, your Lactation Consultant will evaluate you and your baby to help find solutions to any breastfeeding challenges or problems. Your lactation specialist may use any of these tools to help you have a successful breastfeeding experience:

  • Watch your baby breastfeed and offer help with positioning and technique, if needed.
  • Show you how to tell when your baby is latched and feeding well.
  • Put a finger in your baby’s mouth to check your baby’s suck and mouth structures.
  • Weigh your baby before and after breastfeeding.
  • Help you with breast pumping.
  • Offer written instructions and support numbers to call when you need help.

Prepare for Your Consultation
Dress comfortably and come as you are – pajamas and all – bringing your feeding pillow or comfy blanket. If you have questions about your bottles, nipple shields or breast pump, please bring them in as well. Include your feeding or diaper diary if you have it. Mostly, just be yourself and let us help you and your baby.

To schedule your lactation support appointment, call 541-389-6313. Lactation appointments are at COPA’s Northwest Crossing Location in Bend and in our Redmond clinic on Larch Avenue. They are about 60 minutes long.

Learn More about lactation from the American Academy of Pediatrics.


Jorhdyn White, IBCLC
Board Certified Lactation Consultant

International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC)
Registered Lactation Consultant in Oregon
Degree in Lactation Consultation – Birthingway College of Midwifery

Jorhdyn has been seeking a career in infant and maternal health for as long as she can remember. She believes she has found her perfect match in lactation work. Her passion is helping families reach their feeding goals by offering individualized care to each unique family that walks through the door. 

Jorhdyn received her lactation degree from Birthingway College of Midwifery in Portland, Oregon. This is where she learned the importance of holistic care that marries both an evidence-based practice and an empathetic ear. She strongly believes that an excellent feeding plan is one that takes your family’s thoughts, preferences, and needs into account. 

When she isn’t at work you can find her spending time with friends and family, listening to audiobooks, seeing movies in the theater, and taking her dog Benjamin on adventures. She hopes you will make yourself at home during your visits and wants you to come as you are.

lactation consultant bend oregonJulie Rosqvist-Gerard, IBCLC
Board Certified Lactation Consultant

International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC)
Registered Lactation Consultant in Oregon
MA Health and Wellness with emphasis in lactation and postpartum depression – Union Institute and University Cincinnati
MA (ABT) Psychology Northern Arizona University
BA Psychology University of Oregon

Julie initially began her career in mental health but after the birth of her first child, she switched tracks to work with mothers and babies. When her third child was born with challenges in breastfeeding, she found the need for lactation support and discovered the tremendous value to parents in that service. Her studies in lactation consulting helped her realize the value of mentorship and she’s giving back through mentoring other students towards their lactation careers.  She has also taught in the lactation program as a guest lecturer at Portland State University.

Julie’s goal is to meet parents where they are in their personal goals. She believes that breastfeeding support does not stop at just the baby and the breast but encompasses all of the newborn experience. Julie loves to see babies of all ages and looks forward to watching how patients grow and develop throughout their feeding experience, from the first days through return to work, starting solids and eventually weaning.

When Julie is not at work she is in her barn or traveling. Julie has a micro goat dairy. On weekends in the summer you will find her traveling with her goats to shows all over the west. Julie also enjoys traveling with her family and has made several trips to Europe to visit with family there. One of her bucket list adventures would be traveling along the Nordic circle by train.

She looks forward to meeting you and your precious bundle.

Gigi Lull, IBCLC
Board Certified Lactation Consultant

International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC)
Registered Lactation Consultant in Oregon
Craniosacral Therapist (CST)
Board Certified Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT)
Birth Doula CD(DONA)
BA in Criminology, Grand View University, Iowa

Gigi started her lactation and birth career in a large, diverse, fast paced, inner city hospital at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis. In her passion to help families, she wears many hats and that has allowed her to understand and uncover a more functional holistic approach.

She helps families design a feeding plan that works for the whole family unit. Gigi enjoys creating a space where families feel supported in feeding their infant by providing recommendations and solutions to overcome breastfeeding challenges.

Her knowledge of the human body has helped create positive outcomes when teaching families how to feed their infant along their breastfeeding journey.  

When she isn’t at work, you will find her connecting with new and old friends. Gigi likes to travel and embrace the food/culture of where she is visiting. She enjoys outdoor activities that involve the water and sun, like paddle boarding and hiking. She appreciates a good deep massage, music, and architectural structures of tiny homes. She can’t wait to show her family and friends what Central Oregon has to offer.