Chardá Bell, IBCLC
LACTATION SUPPORT + DOULA MENTORING + BIRTH CLASSES
Melanin Milk SD was birthed by a passionate, progressive and experienced Black IBCLC Lactation Consultant, doula & mom who believes every birthing person should have a fully-supported and empowering pregnancy, birth & postpartum experience.
Families and birthing come in all types, sizes and colors. Chest/Breastfeeding is not just a "mom" thing and not all pregnant folks identify as a cisgender, heterosexual and female. Hence, the language used in our birth work and on this site will remain as inclusive as possible at all times. Birth is also a dad, partner, and family event.
Get the relationship based support you've been seeking. Not currently accepting doula clients, check back later! Lactation support & birth classes and plans only.
I'm a Provisional Spinning Babies® Certified Parent Educator.
Offering business to business curriculum development, doula training, mentorship, teaching for organizations and institutions.
Mom Powered. Family Approved.
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Chardá Bell is a mom to 5 of a blended family 2 birth + 3 bonus. My name is pronounced Shar-day!
Lactation Consultant - IBCLC L#-309574
Spinning Babies® Certified Parent Educator
Doula Trainer & Curriculum Consultant @ Jennie Joseph Commonsense Childbirth Institute
Certified Lactation Counselor and Educator (UCSD)
Friend to many Mamas & Babies!
Currently Offering: LACTATION CONSULTATIONS + BIRTH CLASSES ONLY
I'm NOT accepting doula clients.
Click on my resources tab above for doulas, bodyworkers, birthworkers and more I recommend!
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Southeast SD Breastfeeding Clinic
In Clinic Visits
Currently providing in person visits at my Southeast San Diego Breastfeeding Clinic location. Space is provided by San Diego Breastfeeding Center Foundation. Open Every Tuesday 9am - 3pm.
Telehealth & Home Visits
Need me to come to you? Or out of state or overseas? Short on time, don't require in person support? Now offering virtual visits anywhere in the world! Offering home visits for babies/postpartum 6 weeks and under, multiples or recent NICU release. Must be in San Diego county, will determine if eligible to book if you are within travel radius limit. Please click here to book a home visit and include your address. You can also text 619-841-1160
Lactation support is a human right not a privilege.
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Personalized Family Centered Support
Judgment free, Inclusive & Real support to help you meet your individual baby feeding goals. Planning, goal setting & solutions that are realistic & attainable. I do what works best for you & your family! Black/Brown, differently abled, immigrants, LGBTQAI+ all safe with me.
Prenatal Consults / Feeding Birth Plans
Chest/Breastfeeding, Latch, Milk Supply, Challenges
Including Combo Feeding Support
6+ months only
Back to Work/School, Occasional, Exclusive
Gentle Strategies for All Timelines
For this who wish to lactate again
Surrogacy, Adoption, Non-Birth Givers (LGBTQAI+ ally)