Grace S.

Grace is committed to providing non-judgmental, quality care for new mothers and their partners. She became a Certified Lactation Counselor in 2013, after experiencing breastfeeding difficulties with her first child. Since then she has re-certified twice and has provided support for hundreds of breastfeeding mothers and their babies. Grace keeps up her skills by interning with 3 different International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLCs) and learning about the latest information in lactation from online and in person conferences. Her goal for her clients is that THEY are able to achieve their lactation goals in comfort and with confidence, and that they get to enjoy their earliest days of parenthood while doing so. Grace is warm, reliable and uncompromising in her dedication to her work and to the inclusion and acceptance of all she meets.

Full Package
Lactation Support Session

  • In-person lactation support session at the comfort of your home (or hospital)
  • Session covers evaluation, positioning, support with latch, and more
  • Education and validation to leave you breastfeeding with confidence
  • A follow-up call

Grace was our lactation counselor when my newborn rejected breastfeeding after we had to supplement with a bottle. Grace was able to come help us immediately, which was so critical at that early stage when every hour seems like a struggle. She was patient and reassuring and knowledgeable. She gave us the courage to not give up and she was right. Much faster than we expected, our daughter began breastfeeding again. We relied on her for all of our feeding questions and concerns and are finally able to enjoy and breastfeeding because of her tremendous help.

Erica S.

Grace came in and showed both Zoe and I the proper latch. I was able to breast feed for three months and that's three months longer than I have ever breastfed. Zoe is now 3.5 months and I will continue to rave about Grace. She is knowledgeable and yet does not beat you over the head with all that she knows. She is very personable and she gets it! She does not step on toes. She is able to navigate the hormonal relationships she meets on the pre and post pregnancy journey...and that's a gift!

Jewel R.

Not necessarily. Although, some parents find it extremely helpful despite the milk supply.
Yes and no. It is Mother Nature at its best, but like anything you haven’t done before, it may require some training. The International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (IBLCE) certifies lactation consultants who meet its criteria and have passed an exam. Healthy Children Project, Inc. certifies lactation counselors.Both Lactation Consultants and Lactation Counselors support new mothers by solving certain breastfeeding difficulties such as sore nipples and low milk supply. Or by simply coming to ensure the process is going smoothly for both mom and baby.
A study published in the American Journal of Public Health found that patients connected with International Board-Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLC) were three times more likely to be exclusively breastfeeding at three months, more likely to be exclusively breastfeeding at one month and less likely to wean in the first six months. Although babies benefit from any breast milk they receive, there is increasing evidence that exclusive breastfeeding supports a healthy microbiome and imparts important, lifelong health benefits for both mothers and infants including a reduced rate of infections in newborns.
It is a good idea to establish a relationship with a Lactation Consultant or a Lactation Counselor before the baby comes. You may also benefit from a private visit and class to prepare yourself for the upcoming journey. Book your Lactation Consultant or Lactation Counselor visit as soon as you can once the baby in born. The first 3 days, then 10 days, then a month are crucial for successful breastfeeding. If you are not receiving enough support in a hospital (if this is where you chose to give birth), book a Lactation Consultant or a Lactation Counselor to come to the hospital. Otherwise, the first week at home is ideal regardless if the breastfeeding is going well or not. You will always benefit and feel more confident after meeting with a professional.