Hi, I'm Rachel!

I want to help you solve your breastfeeding problems.

Rachel O’Brien, IBCLC is smiling at the camera wearing pink glasses

Listen… breastfeeding may be natural, but that doesn’t make it easy.  Your baby is new to this, and you may be too.  You need a kind, compassionate, real-life, guilt free infant feeding expert to help you navigate all the ins and outs so you can meet your breastfeeding and infant feeding goals.  That’s where I come in.

I know firsthand how difficult it is to suffer through breastfeeding problems; while nursing my three children I dealt with their lip ties, and mastitis, and painful latches.  I also worked full-time and pumped for my kids despite hour long commutes, unsupportive bosses, bottle refusal, breast refusal, and milk supply concerns.  Those struggles drove me to my love of lactation and helping nursing families, because nobody should have to go through what I went through.

I am an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) in Wayland, MA who also holds a master’s degree in human lactation.  You can come see me in my sunny, comfortable office in Wayland or we can meet virtually.

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My areas of lactation knowledge include (but aren't limited to):

Welcome my summer intern- Sarah Gregory, IBCLC!

Sarah Gregory, IBCLC smiles while posing in front of a tree
Sarah enthusiastically helps families reach their feeding goals. Her years of experience as a doula working with families in the postpartum period guides her lactation support. She looks at the “whole picture” of the family and the baby. By referring to her extensive training on newborn sleep, infant development, and postpartum recovery, she helps families understand how these aspects are invariably intertwined with nursing and eating patterns. The postpartum period is challenging but fleeting; Sarah loves working with families to make adjustments so they can enjoy their time with their baby.
 
In her free time, Sarah loves reading, knitting, hula hooping, doing arts and crafts, and going to the beach with her family. She lives in Ipswich, Massachusetts with her husband, two daughters (ages 3 and 6), and their two cats.