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 provide home visits for professional breastfeeding support and evaluation. I can usually schedule a lactation consultation within 48 hours of contact. I also provide classes for parents and professionals. My complete lactation care package is helpful for parents who feel they have a special situation requiring extra help or for parents who want the best preparation possible for breastfeeding initiation.
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 Lactation Consulting 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.
This website is dedicated to helping parents find answers to their breastfeeding concerns and to provide a platform for posts regarding current breastfeeding topics. It has been optimized to be smartphone friendly. Breastfeeding information is easily accessible by clicking on the Menu link or Search box located at the top of the site.
None of the information on this site is intended to replace medical advice. Please consult your health care provider for medical advice. If you are not able to solve your breastfeeding difficulties, please contact a Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) or breastfeeding peer helper for more assistance.