Lactation

Welcome to lactation at Associated Physicians! It is our continued goal to support the needs of lactating parents through consultations, educational resources, personal stories, and more!

Please note, Associated Physicians provides judgment-free care to ALL parents no matter how they feed their children. If you need access to other infant feeding resources such as formula assistance, donor milk, etc. we are here to help. 

Who We Are

We are a group of healthcare professionals in Pediatrics and OB/GYN who have specialized credentials in lactation: International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLCs) and Certified Lactation Counselors (CLCs). This means that we have received advanced training and competency verification in breastfeeding and human lactation support.

Our training includes assessing the latching and feeding process, providing corrective interventions, and counseling lactating parents. These certifications are important in building trust with our patients and allow them added confidence in our ability to provide expert support along the breast/chestfeeding journey.

Pediatrics Lactation Providers:

Heidi Z., RN, IBCLC

Michele K., RN, CLC

Courtney B., RN, CLC candidate

Claire K., RN, CLC candidate

 

OB/GYN Lactation Providers:

Ashley R., RN, CLC

Meghan R., RN, CLC

Amanda V., RN, CLC candidate

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What To Expect

During pregnancy, our OB/GYN patients will be scheduled with OB/GYN Education Nurse and CLC candidate, Amanda Van Elzen, for their first, 30-week, and postpartum OB visits. Typically, at the 30-week visit with Amanda, you will start the discussion about breastfeeding and lactation. CLICK HERE to learn more about Amanda.

Local Organizations and Resources

Mothers’ Milk Alliance (MMA)

Non-profit, volunteer organization that receives breastmilk from carefully screened, healthy donors, and distributes it to families with short-term breastfeeding challenges within Dane County.

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Kelly Mom

Evidence-based information and articles on breastfeeding and parenting from an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC).

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African American Breastfeeding Alliance of Dane County

Their mission is "to address African American breastfeeding disparities through dissemination of information, research, and support so that every African American family will make well-informed decisions regarding the choice to breastfeed.”

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Harambee Village

Their mission is "to pull our community together in order to improve health outcomes for birthing people and babies, while simultaneously promoting health equity."

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