Chelsea is an IBCLC (International Board Certified Lactation Consultant), licensed in the state of Oregon. Chelsea has been providing breastfeeding support to new and growing families since 2013. Through her time and experiences serving families during the postpartum period, Chelsea has developed a strong passion for helping parents navigate challenges and reach their feeding goals. She brings a gentle and nurturing energy as she guides clients in developing a plan that is effective yet sustainable. Chelsea has gained valuable knowledge and clinical skills through her extensive education and training,
working with families both short and long term, and in a variety of capacities. Chelsea’s experience includes supporting families with disabilities and special needs, including multiples. Chelsea understands the value of helping others through challenges with an open mind and compassionate heart and she strives to provide that for each client. Experiencing different family dynamics and building relationships based on meeting individual needs are a huge part of what Chelsea loves about her work. Chelsea currently offers prenatal and postpartum lactation support. She is committed to bringing comprehensive, holistic care to the families she serves.
Lara is an IBCLC (International Board Certified Lactation Consultant) in Portland, Oregon. She fell in love with the idea of helping families achieve their breastfeeding goals when she struggled with breastfeeding her own 1st born. There was surprisingly little support and when she finally found someone to help, it was life-changing for her and her son. After 2 more babies and a total of 10 years of breastfeeding, she decided to make the dream a reality and began the formal education to become a Lactation Consultant. It took 5 years but was worth every second! Lara received her clinical training as a Peer Counselor at Multnomah County WIC (Women
Infants and Children supplemental nutrition program) and at the Nursing Mother’s Counsel of Oregon. Lara spent much of her time supporting women during their pregnancies through prenatal classes and developed a passion for educating families during this important time. During the postpartum period, Lara worked with families in clinic, at home and on the phone,
supporting their efforts to meet their specific breastfeeding goals. Lara brings her wealth of experience with her to every client, as well as warmth and humor. She creates a relaxed and comfortable environment during a time that can be joyous, exciting, stressful and scary all at the same time. When not working in the world of breastfeeding, Lara can be found running, skiing and spending time with her 3 boys, husband and (female) dog in Portland.