Parents may make appointments to discuss any challenging parenting issues such as:
- returning to work
- balancing work and family life
- Low milk supply support
- anticipatory guidance with baby and sleep
- developing healthy infant eating habits
- lactation home and clinic visit referrals
Parents will be offered an array of possible approaches to their challenges based on current and anticipated infant development, pediatric recommendations, and the parent’s own individual philosophy and style of parenting.
About the Consultants
Joy MacTavish IBCLC, RLC is a lactation consultant with years of experience supporting new families while providing education, birth and postpartum doula services, and private consultations. She offers private consultations and group classes including a Breastfeeding Your Newborn prenatal class, Breastfeeding and Return to Work, Starting Solids, Babywearing, Cloth Diaper, Elimination Communication, and more. Additionally, she offers personalized in-home, phone, and internet video consultations on the above topics and more.
Dolly Smith RN, MS, IBCLC is a lactation consultant with a special interest in supporting breastfeeding with moms returning to work and adopting moms. She currently is not available for consultations.
Barbara Orcutt RN, MN may be available for consults with families on Lopez Island. She is a lactation specialist and parent educator with a Master’s Degree in Family and Child Nursing. She has taught childbirth, parenting and safety classes since 1985. She was the coordinator of our lactation services and helped teach First Weeks and Let’s Talk About Sleep seminar. Her greatest joy is helping parents with the adaptation and change that follows the arrival of a new baby.
Varies per in-person meeting/phone/email contact