Dairy Fairy Lactation
Megan, The Dairy Fairy
Not long ago, I remember having some crazy thoughts about how long I could breastfeed or if I could even make it through one more night. Was it worth it? Was I doing it right? How much is he getting? My son is now a strong willed and loving toddler who was able to breastfeed for a full year!
I had known I wanted to be a nurse since I was a young child. The science and technique of breastfeeding was something was interested in, even before I was able to breastfeed my son. So when I was able to pursue my Bachelors Degree in Nursing Science and start working towards getting my IBCLC, or International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, I steam rolled right in and loved every minute of it.
Interestingly, the science behind lactation is still so uncharted, which made me want to learn more and help others become educated in the benefits of breastfeeding/human milk feeding,
I've worked in the medical field in pediatrics for over 10 years. I currently work at St. Elizabeth's Medical Center in Brighton, MA as a Lactation Consultant in Labor/Delivery, Maternity and NICU. I've been working with breastfeeding families for over 5 years, but have been more focused in providing evidence-based care for these families after I breastfed my own son.
When I'm not helping families and children with health and wellness, you can find me at home with my son, going on adventures to new places, making memories, and binge-ing on my favorite Netflix shows!
To provide mothers and families with support, education, and quality care throughout their breastfeeding journey in collaboration with other healthcare professionals. Applying evidence-based practice, clinical and personal experience, we will assist the breastfeeding dyad with compassionate strategies to become confident in the aspects of the breastfeeding relationship.
International Board Certification of Lactation Consultants
IBCLC, December 2018
Bachelors of Science in Nursing
University of Massachusetts, September 2018
Certified Lactation Councelor
Lactation Education Resources, December 2017
Lindsey, Dairy Fairy No. 2
International Board Certification of Lactation Consultant
IBCLC, May 2017
I'm a Registered Nurse and hospital-based Lactation Consultant with over 6 years of experience in the maternal/infant health field. My first experience working with new moms and their babies was as a volunteer Birth Doula for disadvantaged women. I quickly fell in love with supporting and empowering women through one of the most beautiful, yet difficult, experiences of their lives.
I've since worked as a labor and delivery nurse, postpartum nurse, postpartum support group facilitator, hospital-based lactation consultant, and now a home visiting lactation consultant! My goals in my work include providing evidence-based care, unbiased parent education, and trauma-informed care.
I know that your previous life experiences and your birth story can have significant impact on your breastfeeding experience. I also know that your breastfeeding experience can impact your emotional wellbeing, your physical health, your baby's health, your relationships, and your confidence as a parent. My goal is to work with you (and your partner, if desired) to create the best plan of care for any breastfeeding difficulties you might experience. My hope is always to provide care that causes positive ripple effects in your family and your future.
In my free time, I'm an enthusiastic Auntie, knitter, and homesteader. I raise dairy goats, ducks and lots of veggies. Sometimes, I even make homemade goat milk soap and cheese!
Bachelors of Science in Nursing
Vermont Technical College, May 2014
Our Service Areas
Both Megan and Lindsey are available within 30 miles of their home bases, but not to worry if you are our of the area, there are options!
They are willing to drive out of the 30 mile radius for a minimal travel fee, or virtual visits are available for most consults*. Please contact us or book a consult with either provider!
*Some specific issues will need more then what a virtual visit will be able to provide. if this is the case, we will refer you to your local IBCLC.