Chelsea DeSorbo, IBCLC
Chelsea is an IBCLC (International Board Certified Lactation Consultant), licensed in Oregon. Chelsea is originally from the east coast and moved to Portland in 2010 just before her first child was born. At that time, Chelsea was pursuing a career in nutrition, driven by her love of health and wellness. After becoming a mother herself, Chelsea realized her true passion was to offer support to other parents during a time that can be both joyous and challenging.
Chelsea began gaining experience as a breastfeeding peer counselor with Nursing Mothers Counsel of Oregon and has been providing lactation support to new and growing families since 2013. Chelsea went on to earn a degree in human lactation from Birthingway College of Midwifery and passed the IBCLE board exam in 2016.
Through her time and experiences serving families with feeding difficulties, Chelsea has developed a strong passion for helping parents navigate challenges and reach their personal goals. She brings a gentle and nurturing energy as she guides clients in developing a plan that is effective yet sustainable. She works without judgement and tries to make it fun whenever possible. She genuinely understands the importance 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. She is committed to bringing high quality comprehensive care to the families she serves.
When not providing lactation care Chelsea can be found cooking southern food, traveling with her family to places near and far, gardening, and planning her next continuing education opportunity.
Lara Greenberg, IBCLC
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.
Rosemary Ragusa, IBCLC
Rosemary is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant and a Certified Postpartum Doula. Her love for babies, birth and breastfeeding began in childhood. When a new parent herself, Rosemary was struck by how much can be done to make the breastfeeding and the postpartum experience more enjoyable with a little (or a lot) of help from those gathered around a newly formed family.
Rosemary has worked with new families for many years as a photographer, helping families capture and memorialize the precious and fleeting moments of childhood. Rosemary has a bachelors degree in fine art photography from San Francisco State and lactation specific education at Birthingway College of Midwifery.
Rosemary works part-time in a hospital system as a lactation consultant, giving her the opportunity to regularly support babies (at their parents) with additional health challenges or stays in the NICU.
In her free time she enjoys spending time outdoors with her wife and son, gardening, traveling, cooking, reading, watching movies, singing and having fun.