Our Lactation Team
Lauren serves Edmonton + St. Albert. Sarah serves Parkland & Sturgeon County. For anyone located outside of these areas (Leduc County, Strathcona County), a travel fee of $25 will be applied.
Lauren is a Certified Lactation Counselor, a Certified Breastfeeding and Human Milk Educator, and a birth doula, with a BA in Political Science. She is a mother of three sons and enjoys everything about birth & babies! Her passion is breastfeeding and chestfeeding support, offering both virtual and home/ hospital visits. When she isn't supporting families, she spends her time outdoors with her husband and sons, with friends, or curled up with a hot cup of coffee and a book!
BA, Political Science, University of Alberta (2013)
Breastfeeding and Human Milk Feeding Educator (BEC), Birth Arts International (2019): BAI Cert.# 1809412
Certified Lactation Counselor® (CLC®), The Academy of Lactation Policy and Practice (2023): ALPP ID#: 345692
CLC certification means that a person has received training and competency verification in breastfeeding and human lactation support, including assessing the latching and feeding process, providing corrective interventions, counseling mothers, understanding and applying knowledge of milk production including in special circumstances and other commonly encountered situations. The CLC certification is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and certifies that the Academy of Lactation Policy and Practice meets the ANSI accreditation program requirements and those set forth in ANSI/ISOIEC 17024:2003 general requirements for bodies operating certification systems of persons for Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC).
CLCs are members of the health care team who can provide knowledge and counseling about optimal and sub-optimal breastfeeding. CLCs understand that breastfeeding decisions are made by the mother, who may have values and goals different from the counselor. A counseling approach is used to gather information and provide appropriate support to the mother and her family. CLCs work as part of the health care team, assuring appropriate referrals and recommendations. CLCs are qualified to provide education, counseling and clinical management.
For complex breast/chestfeeding situations that require the scope and expertise of an IBCLC, Sarah and Lauren work together to provide continuity of care to all clients.
Lauren works closely with the IBCLC's (International Board Certified Lactation Consultants) at Little Nursing Company (https://www.littlenursingco.com/), providing evidence-based in-person lactation education classes to expectant parents.
Sarah has always had a deep-rooted passion and interest in the journey of pregnancy, postpartum, and infant feeding. Sarah is a Licensed Practical Nurse who has worked in the specialty area of postpartum since graduating from her program at NorQuest College in 2018. Over the past 5 years, she has had the pleasure of working in various Edmonton hospitals, furthering her desire for helping new mothers and families with their transition into parenthood.
Inspired by the clients she serves; Sarah began her journey to International Board Certified Lactation Consultant accreditation in 2020. Sarah believes in empowering her clients through evidenced-based education and practice, and is able to provide breast and chestfeeding support both virtually, and in home/hospital.
When she’s not in the hospital, or working with lactating clients, you can find her curled up with a good book, jamming to Harry Styles on vinyl, or dreaming up her next west coast vacation.
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), NorQuest College (2018)
International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, IBLCE (2023)