About Vicki:

Vicki Kirby, RN, IBCLC, RLC

I am a board-certified, registered lactation consultant and member of the International Lactation Consultants Association (ILCA), the Vermont Lactation Consultant Association (VLCA), as well as the United States Lactation Consultant Association (USLCA).  I am the proud mother of 4 breastfed children and 10 breastfed grandchildren. I have been assisting breastfeeding mothers for more than 30 years. After much hard work, I became an IBCLC in 1996.  I have supported breastfeeding mothers and babies in many situations, including low milk supply,  over supply, tongue-tie, mothers returning to work, adoptive mothers, mothers and babies struggling with latch issues, babies with special needs, preterm, last preterm and multiples.  I love to work with moms in difficult situations that may seem unsolvable to others. I strive to stay current in breastfeeding research and am constantly gathering new information and techniques to assist breastfeeding mothers and babies.

 

About Elizabeth:

Elizabeth Curran

My husband and I live just south of Middlebury. I am the mother of a eight breastfed children. After the birth of my son, we had a very difficult time establishing our breastfeeding relationship. We discontinued breastfeeding earlier than I had hoped. This lead me to finding the support I needed and reading everything I could get my hands on when I was pregnant with my second child. Throughout the many months breastfeeding, it became clear that this was something more than just feeding my children - it's more than milk.

I help facilitate  the Breastfeeding CafĂ©. I am very fortunate to work with Vicki Kirby, RN, IBCLC. She is the breastfeeding guru.

My goal is to empower moms experiencing breastfeeding difficulty with knowledge and provide support without judgement.

 

What is an IBCLC?

International Board Certified Lactation Consultant-

IBCLC has had extensive training in breastfeeding and spent many hours counseling breastfeeding mothers in a wide variety of situations.

 

When might you call a lactation consultant?

  • if you are experiencing persistent nipple pain, cracked or blistered nipples
  • if you have or suspect you may have a breast infection
  • if baby is not able to latch
  • if baby is not gaining an appropriate amount of weight
  • if you have been told to supplement with formula but want to preserve breastfeeding
  • if you want to develop a plan for returning to work
  •  if you have a low supply of milk
  • if you have a oversupply of milk
  •  if you have a late preterm or premature baby
  •  if you have had breast surgery
  •  if you have been told you have PCOS
  •  if you have inverted nipples
  •  if you feel that breastfeeding is just not going well
 

What if I've already seen an Lactation  Consultant and my problems persist.

We all have different experiences in our background that help shape our knowledge base and specialties. Breastfeeding problems are not always straight forward, so many issues can be easily missed. Just because your problem persists does not mean breastfeeding is not possible for you; it just means maybe you need to add someone else to your troubleshooting team. Don't hesitate to give me a call and set up a home visit.