My name is Alycia, and I've been working with breastfeeding families for the last nine years.
Throughout that time I've completed training as a birth and postpartum doula, a yoga instructor, a pediatric nurse, and now as an IBCLC (International Board Certified Lactation Consultant).
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. 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. 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 look forward to connecting with you and your new family and to helping you find the right solution for feeding your newborn.