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 her own kids were in school and spent the first years of her nursing career in the Maternal Child world and is in school again for an MSN-FNP. Now with three college-age kids, Sarah is focused on addressing the needs of new families in the community. She provides breastfeeding support at their Rockville office location. She is an active member of ILCA, USLCA, IATP and MBC.
Plate spinner, comforter, teacher, wife, mother, finder of all things, and administrative assistant to one of the best lactation practices around. After breastfeeding seven babies, Ashlee, found herself struggling to breastfeed her 8th baby and learned a ton of breastfeeding tips. Her desire to work through those struggles is what lead her to Lactation Room and created a passion for helping others on their breastfeeding journey began. She has since dug into the world of breastfeeding, postpartum care, and natural living while helping take care of things behind the scenes at Lactation Room. Most days you will find her on her homestead baking sourdough bread, homeschooling kids, yarn in her hands, and with a smile on her face.
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.
Annie Greene is a RN, IBCLC and works on the Mother/Baby unit at Shady Grove Medical Center. She holds Bachelor's of Science degrees in both Public Health and Nursing from the University of Maryland. Annie’s approach consists of “inclusive” breastfeeding, understanding that every baby is unique and every family has different challenges and goals. When she’s not helping new parents and babies get the hang of things, she enjoys going on adventures in DC with her husband and daughter.
Annie supports families in Montgomery County, Prince George County, DC and NOVA.
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.
Mackenzie has been with LR from the beginning, assisting Sarah with day to day operations and helping build the operational workings of Lactation Room. With a background in business development and a sharp eye for design, Mackenzie also oversees much of the social media and creativity for LR.