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Breastfeeding Medicine & Lactation Consulting

Sansum Clinic’s Breastfeeding Medicine Program combines clinical expertise and personalized care to support mothers as they navigate breastfeeding. Our fellowship-trained breast surgeon and international board certified lactation consultant, Katrina Mitchell, MD, IBCLC, PMH-C, provides one-on-one lactation consulting to help mothers gain confidence and overcome nursing challenges at any stage of their baby’s development.

Services Available:

Lactation Consultations:

  • Prenatal concerns such as painful breast growth and preparing to breastfeed a baby after challenges with lactation in the past
  • Postpartum care: latch and positioning, engorgement, weighted feeds, maintaining or increasing milk supply, pumping and back to work tips 

Medical/Surgical Services:

  • Complications of lactation including: breast pain, mastitis, plugged ducts, nipple blebs and other nipple conditions, breast pump trauma
  • Induced lactation and relactation
  • Treatment for hyperlactation (oversupply) and hypolactation (low supply)
  • Guidance for patients undergoing surgery, anesthesia and radiology/nuclear medicine procedures
  • Medication management for perinatal mood and anxiety disorders 

 Appointments Available:

  • Telehealth
  • In-person consultations take place at Ridley-Tree Cancer Center at 540 W. Pueblo Street, Santa Barbara 93105

For more information, or to schedule an appointment, call: (805) 682-7302 

Meet Our Breastfeeding Medicine Doctor:

Katrina Mitchell, MD, IBCLC, PMH-C, FACS >

Dr. Katrina Mitchell is a board-certified general surgeon, fellowship-trained breast surgical oncologist, international board certified lactation consultant (IBCLC), and a certified perinatal mental health provider (PMH-C). As part of the breast care program at Sansum Clinic and the Ridley-Tree Cancer Center, her practice focuses on the surgical management of benign and malignant breast disease, and the treatment of maternal complications of lactation. As perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMADs) often co-exist with breastfeeding challenges, Dr. Mitchell provides medication management for these conditions in collaboration with perinatal therapists.