Sarah created Lactation Room because she realized there was a gap for families who needed support after leaving the hospital or birth center. Her teaching revolves around a holistic approach taking into consideration personal needs, physiological challenges and individual circumstances. Sarah went back to school to get her RN while simultaneously taking care of her school-age children. She spent the first years of her nursing career in the Maternal Child world and is in school again earning her Family Nurse Practitioner. Now, with three young-adult children herself, Sarah is focused on addressing the needs of new families in the community through breastfeeding support at her Rockville office location. She is an active member of ILCA, USLCA, IATP and MBC.
Mack is the newest addition to LR, bringing a wealth of dynamic hospitality experience to the team. Having spent her last eight years in the food and beverage industry, she understands how to handle a constantly changing landscape and will be able to apply that to providing exceptional service to our patients. Mackenzie studied Visual Arts and Business at Lynchburg College where she also played collegiate field hockey. She will be applying her passion for women's health as she will be pursuing her CLC while working at Lactation Room.
Jenny is a Registered Nurse and IBCLC with a passion for helping mothers and infants succeed with breastfeeding. Jenny is a mother of 3 and has collectively 5 years of personal breastfeeding experience and knows how challenging and rewarding the journey can be. She is a NICU/newborn nurse and specializes in lactation support for premature babies.
Jenny supports families in Montgomery County, Frederick County and Carroll County areas.
Jessica has been supporting breastfeeding families for over ten years and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience pulling from her previous work as a La Leche League Leader and private practice IBCLC. She is passionate about helping mother’s create a plan to help them achieve their individual feeding goals. Jessica prides herself on evidence-based practice, clear communication and support. She is an active member of the Loudoun Breastfeeding Coalition as well as ILCA and USLCA.
Jessica serves families in Loudoun and eastern Clarke County, Virginia.
Since giving birth to her first son, Laci’s passion for babies has reshaped her life. Leading her to become a self-described “birth-enthusiast,” Laci began her career as a Certified Babywearing Educator, Postpartum doula (DONA), and Parenting Educator. Laci has been doing home visits as an IBCLC and working in pediatrician’s office ever since. Laci enjoys helping her clients learn how to connect with their baby from the very beginning by providing them with the tools, breastfeeding tips and support they need to thrive in their new roles as parents.
Laci supports families in Fairfax, Alexandria, Burke, Springfield, Chantilly and NOVA locations.
Mary works with expectant and new families as an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), and is also a postpartum doula. Prior to focusing her career on lactation and postpartum support, she was a clinical dietitian in DC area healthcare facilities, and a volunteer breastfeeding support counselor. Mary is also mother to three children, and in her spare time, she enjoys volunteering in the community, long walks in nature, and is an avid reader.
Mary serves Montgomery and Prince George Counties
After nearly 20 years in the classroom, Dawn decided to leave teaching to pursue her goal of becoming a lactation consultant. This idea came from the immeasurable help she received from an IBCLC when she had difficulty breastfeeding her first daughter. As she left the appointment, Dawn told her husband, “That woman is an angel, and I want to be an angel one day.” In addition to their 3 daughters, the Grahams have hosted numerous international exchange students over the years who each remain extended members of the family. Dawn tries to stay active, and in her spare time she enjoys reading, music, cooking, and sharing a good meal.
Dawn serves Montgomery County and DC
Ania has been supporting new families for more than 15 years, first as a La Leche League Leader and then as a private practice IBCLC, a midlife career journey that began with her personal experience breastfeeding three children. She's passionate about helping every baby to thrive and every family to enjoy early parenthood. Before motherhood, Ania was a newspaper editor with a Master's degree in Communication. She also speaks French and Polish. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, running, and gardening.
Ania serves Montgomery County and DC
Misty is a Registered Nurse and IBCLC and has worked with parents and babies for over twenty years. Misty spent her first years as a Neonatal Nurse and in Labor and Delivery. Her time spent in the first part of her career acknowledged the importance of breastmilk for all newborns and brought the challenges parents can face with breastfeeding to light. After moving to Maryland from Tennessee, Misty wanted to have a flexible schedule for her children and that is when she focused on the pediatric home visit setting. Misty has two daughters who are the reason she is an IBCLC. Becoming a new mom without family support with breastfeeding, Misty learned the value of a lactation consultant beyond the hospital walls. With these experiences, she made it her passion for new moms to have access to lactation support and guidance after discharge. Her goal is to continually support new parents in their feeding plan and to make them as successful in feeding their baby as possible.
Misty serves parts of Howard County & the Mount Airy office location
After ten years of postpartum nursing, Brittney made the exciting switch to working exclusively as an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) in and out of the hospital. Breastfeeding her three babies made her aware that it really does take a village and she hopes to provide families the support they need to make breastfeeding an enjoyable experience. When she has moments of free time, she enjoys spending it in her garden.
Brittiney serves the Mount Airy office location
Diane has been a Registered Nurse for over 10 years and has worked in medical-surgical, postpartum, and pediatric allergy. The birth of her firstborn changed the course of her career—her struggle with breastfeeding and a NICU stay due to jaundice inspired her to switch her professional focus to lactation. Diane developed a strong desire to help other breastfeeding mothers avoid the frustration she went through. Now a mother of two, Diane became a Certified Breastfeeding Specialist (CBS) to provide excellent and compassionate care to families in need. She is an active member of ILCA and USLCA.
Diane serves Fairfax County, Arlington, & the Herndon office locations.
Brittiney serves the Mount Airy office location
Jocelyn is a mother of four and understands that breastfeeding support must be not only evidence-based but practical. Still on her own breastfeeding journey with a baby at home, she brings empathy and compassion to her work with new mothers and babies. After earning a degree in neuroscience, she became passionate about the birth and postpartum experience, leading her to pursue nursing in 2011, with a focus on mother-baby. She has been supporting mothers informally in the Potomac, MD community since 2015.
Aimie is a registered nurse and IBCLC, working in the postpartum field for over 10 years, following a career in scientific journal editing. When she discovered that her favorite part of her nursing job was helping families begin their breastfeeding relationship and bonding with their new baby, she made the decision to specialize in lactation and infant feeding. Aimie is a mother to two children that helped her learn a lot through their own personal journies, with their own special challenges, including prematurity and oral restrictions. She is thrilled to be supporting new families in the community throughout their feeding relationship- from early days to weaning. In her spare time, Aimie enjoys reading, travel, fitness, and learning about nutrition and holistic health.
As a mother of three, Stephanie experienced firsthand the challenges and rewards of breastfeeding. Each child proved to be a unique experience in breastfeeding: recovering from c-section births, initiating a latch, returning to work, and much more! Stephanie credits lactation support for her successful breastfeeding journeys. When she stepped away from her 15+ year career in Educational Technology, she knew she wanted to pursue her IBCLC to help other moms meet their feeding goals. In her free time, Stephanie enjoys seeing live music (any kind!), practicing yoga, and baking.
After working with refugee families while living overseas, Tacy realized her passion for women's and children's health, and decided to become a registered nurse. Since becoming an RN, Tacy has worked as a labor and delivery and postpartum nurse in Baltimore City. Her personal experience as a type 1 diabetic has made her especially sensitive to the needs of mothers with chronic illnesses, and she is dedicated to helping them achieve the labor and postpartum experience they desire. Tacy is excited to be joining Lactation Room to further her goal of supporting women through the journey of breastfeeding, and hopes to help mitigate the struggles many women face in finding postpartum breastfeeding support. In her free time, Tacy can be found brewing espresso-based coffee drinks, taking walks in nature, Irish dancing, and spending time with her loved ones.
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