My name is Alycia, and I've been working with breastfeeding families for the last twelve years.
Throughout that time I've completed training as a birth and postpartum doula, a yoga instructor, a pediatric nurse, and as an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC).
I had my first child, Penelope, in February of 2019. We've embarked on our own breastfeeding journey, which has given me an astounding amount of perspective on those early days, pumping, and traveling with and without my child. My second child, Sam, joined our family in May of 2022. He has gifted me with the parent's eye view of tongue tie/tethered oral tissue and all that goes along with it. I hope to be able to use this knowledge to make your experience a little more straightforward.
A California native, I attended San Francisco State University and received my initial degree in Technical Theatre. After working in the local theatre scene for many years, a need for change led me to pursue birth, postpartum, and lactation training at the Simkin Center for Allied Birth Vocations in Seattle, Washington. Working as a doula and nanny to singletons and several sets of twins introduced me to my passion for newborns and lactation. I next completed an accelerated Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing at the University of Southern Maine in Portland, Maine. I've worked in a busy outpatient Pediatrics office for six years, serving as a staff and triage nurse. For the last two years I've worked as an inpatient IBCLC, supporting families at a local community hospital and a teaching hospital in downtown Boston. An eternal student, I am now in the process of becoming a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner and am completing a Doctorate of Nursing Practice at Boston College from my home base in Beverly, MA.
I love working with first time parents, families that have chosen to have their children later in life, and same sex/transgender families. I have additional training in supporting families with postpartum depression and trauma survivors throughout the birth and postpartum period. I've completed additional training in flange sizing for pumping parents and am excited to share what I've learned with you!
I look forward to connecting with you and your new family and to helping you find the right solution for feeding your newborn.