Welcome to my lactation consultant website. My name is Ashley and I am a caring and passionate lactation consultant with an abundance of experience with new moms. Lactation consultant visits are available both in-home and virtual depending on breastfeeding needs and COVID-19 restrictions. During a home visit, I will assess the breastfeeding relationship while gently guiding mom (and dad) through the process.
I have a doctorate in public health, where I focused my research on breastfeeding success. Through my research, it has been proven that the infant’s father’s involvement as part of the breastfeeding team can help increase breastfeeding success. I like to encourage the infant’s father to join the appointments as well.
As an international board-certified lactation consultant, I am equipped with the knowledge and tools to help moms and their infants in many breastfeeding situations. When scheduling an appointment, the fee will include a one to two-hour visit along with two weeks of follow-up communication through phone, text, or email. Check out the schedule appointment page for a link to my practice calendar.
What are the Benefits of Breastfeeding?
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) (2020-b), both mother and infant receive health benefits from breastfeeding. The CDC (2020-b) cites that the benefits for infants last from birth through adulthood.
Benefits for Baby:
- Reduced risk for SIDS
- Reduces risk for asthma
- Reduces risk for ear infections
- Reduced risk for childhood obesity
- As an adult, the baby will benefit from reduced risk of:
- Type 1 diabetes
- Cardiovascular Disease
Benefits for Mom:
- Reduces risk of cancer
- Breast Cancer
- Ovarian Cancer
- Cervical Cancer
- Ovarian Cancer
- Reduces risk of cardiovascular disease
- Type 1 and 2 Diabetes
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2020-a). Breastfeeding Report Card. Retrieved January 25, 2020 from https://www.cdc.gov/breastfeeding/data/reportcard.htm
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2020-b) Facts. Retrieved January 25, 2020, from https://www.cdc.gov/breastfeeding/data/facts.html
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2020-c) Why it matters: breastfeeding. Retrieved January 25, 2020, from https://www.cdc.gov/breastfeeding/about-breastfeeding/why-it-matters.html
Do I Need a Lactation Consultant?
There are many different reasons a mom and her infant see a lactation consultant. Here are some reasons:
- New moms looking breastfeeding information
- Baby is fussy at the breast
- Nipples are cracked, sore, or damaged
- Infant is preemie
- Supply issues either too much or too little
- Experiencing pain while nursing or pumping
- Pumping or pumping routine needs help
Ashley Robinson is a trained International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant with a Doctorate in Public Health where she focused her research on breastfeeding success.
Reach out and we can discuss setting up a virtual or in-home visit. Most visits can be scheduled within 24 to 48 hours.
Appointments available Monday-Friday. If Saturday or Sunday appointments are needed, please call to schedule.