A Lactation Consultant is an allied health care provider who specializes in assisting breastfeeding mothers. A lactation consultant becomes certified after completing thousands of hours of practical experience and passing an exam administered by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners.
Laurie is renown in the Commonwealth of Virginia as the first person to
entrepreneur a lactation education and services boutique that helped revolutionized women's postnatal health care. In 2004, Laurie was decreed by Washington Family Magazine to be the "Best Lactation Consultant" in the Washington DC metro area. She was also awarded the Daisy Award in 2013.
Laurie has been a Lactation Consultant for over 25 years. Her expertise starts with 20 years of practice as a Registered Nurse concentrating on Labor and Delivery, Neonatal Intensive Care and New Born Nursery Care. Focusing on her desire to help new mothers, she was certified as a Lactation Consultant in 1994.
Her Business name is
The Mother-Baby Connection
In-Home Lactation Consultations
Laurie participates with Aetna and other insurances
"...we are truly grateful for your patience and compassion. Your guidance and assistance through the breastfeeding process made me a more confident first time mommy..."
"...it is very comforting to know you are just a phone call away if I need help..."
'...I cannot say enough how amazing she is! she is a breastfeeding angel!..."
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