I'm Katie Howser, a Lactation Consultant based in San Francisco. I provide personalized care and build lasting relationships – our goal together is to come up with a plan that fits your individual needs. My philosophy is to empower your family with evidence-based techniques and to provide you with a safe environment where you can ask any question.
I graduated from San Francisco State University with a degree in Communications. I then went on to do post-graduate work in Postpartum and Lactation care at University of California, San Diego. During that program, I worked directly with patients in a hospital setting at Kaiser San Francisco for 9 months. I am an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant.
For the last five years, I have been providing customized in-home care so that new families can be more comfortable and we can take as much time as needed. You can check out either my Stories section or my Yelp profile to read about client experiences. As of Fall 2017, I have worked with over 2,000 families, providing classes, in-home care, and private hospital visits.
Most of my clients have received partial or full reimbursement from their insurance providers. I can provide information and an invoice to submit to your provider. I am not able to guarantee reimbursement, however, you can check with your specific insurance provider by asking about lactation coverage.
I am an in-network provider with Aetna and most members are 100% covered for six visits. Aetna is an insurance provider for Facebook, Salesforce, Gap, Stanford and many others. For more information you can contact Aetna. In the past, I have also found both Google and Uber offer 100% coverage for in-home lactation support for their employees.
• International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC)
• Board Member of Bay Area Lactation Associates