LACTATION CONSULTING AND BREASTFEEDING SUPPORT FOR THE CHATTANOOGA AREA
Chattanooga Lactation Consultant | Breastfeeding Support | Insurance Coverage
Lactation, breastfeeding support, pumping, lactation therapy pre and post tongue/lip ties release, returning to work, increasing milk supply, and infant bottle feeding support and more! Provided by a Registered Nurse and a Private Practice International Board Certified Lactation Consultant.
Ashley Lucas, RN, IBCLC
Supportive lactation consultant for breastfeeding families providing in-home, virtual and office visits serving Chattanooga, Ooltewah, Cleveland, TN and surrounding areas.
My name is Ashley and I am a Registered Baby Nurse and an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant(IBCLC). Providing breastfeeding expertise outside of the hospital.
Chattanooga Lactation is here to provide education and support to families providing the tools to feel confident in overcoming breastfeeding challenges. Feeding your baby doesn’t have to make you cry. Thankfully, you don’t have to do it alone. I can help!
Ashley was a such a blessing! Having a newborn during Covid was not ideal and having issues with nursing made it even harder. I called Ashley and she immediately came over to help me troubleshoot with my son. She identified he had a tongue tie and poor latch. She was able to calm my nerves, answer questions, and guide me in the right direction to move past the hurdles. It was not Easy however Ashley was always a phone call away and would encourage me and answer my questions when needed. And now six months later we are still nursing and doing well. I realized not everyone has the same nursing journey and Ashley helped me understand that and enjoy being able to do it in any way we could. Thank you again!
After having my third at home, I didn’t expect to need help with breastfeeding. After all, I’ve done this several times before! However from that first latch I could tell something was off. Nursing sessions quickly become painful and I knew I needed help. My midwife recommenced Ashley. She came to our home that same day and spent almost 2 hours with us, diagnosing our “latch issue” and making sure I knew how to correct it myself before she left. We couldn’t have been more pleased with our experience!
While the lactation consultant at the hospital was helpful, a couple of sessions were just not enough. Ashley was quick to respond to my SOS once I arrived home and felt overwhelmed. Ashley addressed my questions and reviewed multiple positions to hold the baby while I nurse (vs the one position we reviewed at the hospital). I felt more confident by the time she left. I also appreciated that her visit fee included a follow-up phone conversation regarding the topic addressed in the initial visit if needed! I would recommend any mom (especially first time!) to call Ashley from the hospital & get a home visit on the calendar within 24 hours from discharge versus waiting until you are home and overwhelmed.
Ashley was an integral part of our breastfeeding journey. She came to my house twice within the first few days of my son’s birth to help work through inverted nipple issues. We were able to continue breastfeeding for over two years after that and I can’t thank Ashley enough for her patience, kindness, and expertise.
I loved working with Ashley!! We’ve had breastfeeding issues since our baby was born and I felt super hopeless about being able to maintain breastfeeding. I love that we were able to get help in our home environment where I’m most comfortable. Ashley was amazing about answering all of my questions (and being super patient with an exhausted, stressed first time mom) and was able to help me learn what breastfeeding techniques best work for me and baby. Cannot recommend enough!
I was struggling with latching and questioning if i was producing enough milk for my daughter. Ashley came did an in home lactation consult. She weigh my daughter pre-feed, in the middle of the feed, and post feed. She went over latching, how to bring the baby back to breast ( I had to supplement with formula and my had gotten used to a bottle), different techniques and supplements to help up with milk production…and so much more. She is positive, patient and nurturing. I have recommended her to other friends who are pregnant.