I am Laura Spitzfaden, owner of Feed the Baby LLC, mother of three breastfed children, and a La Leche League Leader since 1998. I have more than 2 decades of experience in supporting the normal course of lactation, as well as helping parents to solve their breastfeeding difficulties and reach their breastfeeding goals. In 2010, I became an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant IBCLC, which is the gold standard for lactation consulting accreditation.
I believe that breastfeeding is more than just feeding. It is a relationship, a biological conversation between parent and baby that satisfies many needs– physical, immunological, psychological and emotional. I support this unique relationship, whether it lasts for days, months, or years.
I also believe that parents are the experts on their own babies and it is the parent/child relationship that I prioritize, when providing lactation support. I am a lactation consultant. It is my job to bring expertise and information to parents and to help them to decide how to meet their own goals.
My practice is LGBTQ friendly. I am delighted to provide support to all parents who want to feed their babies human milk, whether they are breastfeeding/chestfeeding, exclusively pumping, wanting to re-lactate, or to induce lactation. My commitment to every parent I help, is to facilitate a breastfeeding relationship between them and their baby that matches their own goals and to provide the information and support they need to protect their breastfeeding relationship.