I’m Robin Snyder-Drummond, an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). I help families with any of their concerns about providing breast milk to their child. The best part of my job is seeing families relax and enjoy their baby.
I’m located in Ellsworth, Maine.
For over twenty five years, I met with families during the childbearing year: in prenatal classes, at births, in homes. Over and over, I saw how babies and parents are designed to be together. I believe that Nature plans for success and you, as a healthy person, are an important part of that success.
I first supported expectant families as a certified childbirth educator and DONA certified doula. It was clear, especially in the first weeks, that families need consistent, accurate information and realistic plans for breastfeeding. To best address those concerns, I earned my certification as an IBCLC in 2009.
I’ve met with families at their home, in hospitals, for office visits and in parent groups. Let’s meet and talk, I’m glad to help you. Here’s how we can work together:
Come to a Prenatal Breastfeeding Class. Sundays 3-5:30 in Ellsworth. July 2, 9, or 16. Contact me or call 617-435-0693 to learn more and to register.
We can schedule a consultation through Anchored Women’s Health in Ellsworth and through The Lactation Network. See my Services page for the list of insurance that covers these visits. At each visit, we’ll review your concern, weigh your baby before and after a feeding, discuss adjustments and make a plan together. You’ll receive a written review to help you remember.
A Breastfeeding Support Package is six visits, starting with one prenatal and follow up in the first two months postpartum. Support in the first days and weeks is important. These are office visits at Anchored Women’s Health in Ellsworth.
What is an IBCLC?
An International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. The IBCLC credential is the only internationally recognized accreditation for lactation consultants. Of the 14 other certifications for lactation education, the IBCLC is the most rigorous.
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 there’s the international exam to pass. Since 2009, I’ve been an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC).
I took the TummyTime! Method courses with Michelle Emanuel, OT, IBCLC and have also completed the Herbal Support in Lactation and Infant Care for the Health Professional course with Melissa Cole, MS,IBCLC, RLC
I look forward to talking with you.
Also check out the Maine State Breastfeeding Coalition lists of many family resources along with updates on positive breastfeeding policies.