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 knowing families can relax and enjoy their baby.

I’m located in Ellsworth, Maine. During this pandemic, I’m not traveling to homes, though we can meet by phone and video.

My Background 

For over twenty five years, meeting families during the childbearing year, I’ve seen how you and your baby are designed to be together. Nature plans for success.

Clear information about one’s own body is genuinely empowering. Get answers to your questions sooner than later and know what your choices are.
For expectant parents, a breastfeeding class before your baby is born can be  most helpful. 

My first inspiration was as a volunteer at the Women’s Needs clinic, part of the free Haight-Ashbury Free Medical Clinic. From there, I became a labor support/doula and childbirth educator. After ten years as an active DONA certified birth doula, I focused on providing consistent and accurate breastfeeding guidance in  home visits. I’ve been certified as an IBCLC since 2009.   

I’ve taught classes to families and health care providers in a high school, air force base, women’s shelter, Boston area hospitals, a birth center and a lesbian moms group. 

I’ve provided lactation consultations through my private practice, an Early Intervention program, a Baby Cafe support group and for parents at hospitals. My goal is to start with families wherever they are. 

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

I’m continually updating my skills through lactation conferences, knowledgable colleagues and the experience of meeting new families.

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 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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