Meet Sylvia J Boyd

sylviaI am an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant and Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator who graduated from UCSF with a Physical Therapy degree with a passion for helping parents prepare for taking active role in the birth of their baby, maximizing optimal health and wellbeing. With my expertise I am able to assist new moms  become more comfortable in pregnancy, labor, and delivery.

I have been teaching childbirth classes and providing breastfeeding help in the California East Bay for over 40 years, touching the lives of well over 6,000 babies and parents to be.

Offering childbirth classes both privately and at St. Rose Hospital, I have been recognized as an authority in providing invaluable assistance with all kinds of breastfeeding challenges, including relieving tension and nipple pain in:

  • Babies who arch or twist away from mom
  • Babies who cry inconsolably
  • Babies who bite while breastfeeding
  • Babies who have reflux or colic
  • Special need babies, and any others who struggle with a failure to thrive during the breastfeeding experience.

I trained in CranioSacral Therapy, Lymph Drainage Therapy, and Mechanical Link via the Upledger Institute which allows me to assist babies with torticollis, erb’s palsey and plagiocephaly (flat head syndrome).

With flexible hours, I can usually see a baby (even twins) within 24 hours or less when a new mom or mother-to-be calls with urgent needs.  Contact me to set up an appointment today!

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