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.

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

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

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.

I also see how valuable it is for families to discuss their questions and their options. Clear information about one’s own body is genuinely empowering. 

My first inspiration was volunteering 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 and birth center,  lesbian moms group. 

And I’ve provided lactation consultations through my private practice, through an Early Intervention program, a Baby Cafe support group and for new parents at Lawrence General Hospital in MA.  My goal is to meet families wherever they are, (though the pandemic now limits that.)

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

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.

For expectant parents, getting answers to your breastfeeding questions before your baby is born is most helpful. 

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. 

Professional Associations

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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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