Lactation Consultant

I’m Robin Snyder-Drummond, an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). I help families with any of their breastfeeding concerns. The best part of my job is seeing families relax and enjoy their baby.

I’m located in Ellsworth, Maine. During this quarantine, I’m not travelling to homes, though I can offer phone consultations or video.

Getting answers to your questions can make a big difference in your experience.

Background Experience and Training 

My focus is breastfeeding education and guidance. Over and over, I’ve seen how you and your baby are designed to be together. Nature plans for success.

My first inspiration was volunteering at the Women’s Needs clinic, part of the free Haight-Ashbury Free Medical Clinic. I saw that clear, basic information about one’s own body was genuinely empowering. 

From there, I became a labor support/doula and childbirth educator. For over twenty five years ago, I’ve been meeting families during the childbearing year. I feel what’s most valuable to families is to discuss questions and options.  This inspired me to become an IBCLC… to provide consistent and accurate support for breastfeeding. I have been certified as an IBCLC since 2009.

Over the years, I’ve taught in varied settings: in a high school, an air force base, women’s shelter, a lesbian moms group, recreation centers, in Boston area hospitals and a birth center. For ten years, I was an active DONA certified birth doula

I’ve provided lactation consultations to families through an Early Intervention program, a Baby Cafe group and to new parents during their postpartum stay at Lawrence General Hospital.  Since 2009, I’ve had a private practice making home visits. 

I respect that each situation is different and every family is it’s own universe. Together, we’ll figure out the plan that will work best for you, with patience and accurate information.

If you’re an expectant parent, I encourage you to seek prenatal breastfeeding education. 

Breastfeeding Help

The IBCLC credential is the only internationally recognized accreditation for lactation consultants. Qualifying for the IBCLC exam requires college level courses, lactation specific education and up to 2,000 hours of supervised clinical experience (meeting mothers and babies one-on-one) then passing an international exam. I’ve been an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) since 2009. 

I’m always learning from conferences, journals and colleagues. The most important learning, I feel, is from visiting with mothers and families.

Professional Associations

I’m a member of:

I’m current in CPR certification and am a certified Basic Life Support Instructor.

Let’s be in touch617-435-0693 or contact me by email.

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I look forward to talking with you.

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