About Lactation Care, Inc.
Breastfeeding is best for you and best for your baby!
Although it is natural, breastfeeding is not automatic. We find that the more information and resources parents have, the easier breastfeeding can be!
We are here to help improve your breastfeeding experience
Despite the many benefits of breastfeeding, many mothers discontinue nursing because of problems, lack of support and information. Lactation Care, Inc., a small, woman-owned business (thank you for considering our services!) was founded to provide support and solutions for breastfeeding difficulties in a caring and effective manner. We do this by providing classes, one-on-one breastfeeding consultations and telephone support, and by supplying breastpumps and accessories (nursing pillows, slings, etc.), as needed, with instruction for proper use. We receive referrals from pediatric and obstetric offices, as well as self-referrals. We also are available for health-care staff training and professional conferences.
Lactation Care Helps Families
Every mother has different needs, and we are sensitive to the concerns of parents, while at the same time offering information to help them make informed decisions. We hope that you will call us if we can be of service to you and your family. Thank you for sharing our name with other pregnant and nursing mothers—we very much appreciate your referrals. We wish you much happiness as you grow in mothering!
International Board Certified Lactation Consultants
Lactation Consultants are allied health care professionals who provide education relating to breastfeeding, as well as support and assistance when challenging situations occur. Certification as an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) is attained by those who
- Have a sufficient number of hours of clinical experience in lactation counseling, have continuing education credits specifically in breastfeeding,
- Have a relevant educational background, and
- Have successfully completed the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners annual international examination.
For more information regarding this allied health field, contact
- International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners
- Attn: Jo Anne Scott, Executive Director
- 6402 Arlington Blvd
- Falls Church, VA 22042
- Web: americas.iblce.org
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Phone: (703) 560-7330
- International Lactation Consultant Association
- 2501 Aerial Center Parkway
- Suite 103
- Morrisville, NC 27560
- Web: ilca.org
- Email: email@example.com
- Phone: (919) 861-5577
Who we are...
As president and founder of Lactation Care, Inc. Dot has been assisting breastfeeding mothers for nearly 30 years. She brings her expertise with early breastfeeding concerns to her consultation work with families and has a special talent for assisting babies with latch and positioning issues.
Sandra has been working with the Lactation Care team for 15 years designing corporate lactation programs for companies nationwide.
Counselling breastfeeding families and running our business office, Mary has been with Lactation Care, Inc. for the last 18 years. Mary also supervises our pump rental program and maintains our retail inventory.
Ruth joined Lactation Care, Inc. following a career as a dental hygiene practitioner and educator. She has been involved in community service and brings a vast background to family support.
Raechel has been providing families with information, counselling and breastfeeding equipment for 25 years. After managing her own private practice in Pennsylvania, she joined our group in 2003 and now serves the families of the greater Boston area.
Stephanie comes to us with multiple years as a volunteer breastfeeding counsellor. A former English major, Stephanie has a particular interest in writing and helps us update our current written materials and articles.
Danielle balances our team with a background in nutrition. She works both at the Newton office and with the Baby Carriage at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.
Andrea enthusiastically leads the teaching team at Lactation Care. She teaches prenatal breastfeeding education at BIDMC and other locations in the metro west area.
Our team is grateful to our (combined) 21 children who were successfully breastfed. They have helped us grow both personally and professionally and inspire us through the joys and challenges of parenting.