Lauren Majors, IBCLC
International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), Active La Leche League Leader since 2012, Parent Care Mentor (Pre-natal/post-natal education) & Lactation Educator for local Crises Pregnancy Center
I am passionate about breastfeeding! In 2007, when I delivered my first child in Germany, I was unable to latch my daughter onto the breast at all! I was a first-time mom, unable to speak German, and I did not know how much or how often to feed my baby, especially when she could not latch onto the breast. I was alone and scared. I left the hospital 5 days later, still in the same circumstances. I phone called an IBCLC from another English-speaking hospital I met prior to delivery on night two and she taught me how to pump and finger or cup feed until I could come in to see her once discharged. I finger fed my first baby for 8 weeks until she could latch appropriately, even after two bouts of mastitis from all the damage that followed in those early weeks. I went on to experience the same thing with my second child, however, I was able to latch her at 2 weeks, six weeks sooner than my first! I nursed them both, sometimes as a full time pumping & working mom, until 14 months. It was through that experience that I realized the importance of great pre-natal education, expert advice that is available night or day at any location, and passionate support, which is why I want to help you!
Bachelor of Science from Ball State University
Lactation courses from Liberty University & Lactation Education Resources
Information Governance Practitioner from AIIM, Association of Information and Image Management
Certifications in 2 specialty areas of advanced clinicals and workflow design & Go-Live support from athenahealth
Alternative feeding to include finger and cup feeding, pumping for occasional and full time pumping mothers, going back to work, breast abnormalities to include flat and inverted nipples, peer support, and supporting challenging situations such as pumping for NICU babies, re-latching post tongue-tie release, and considering options for breastfeeding adopted babies