Ashley Lucas, RN, IBCLC
Ashley, owner of Chattanooga Lactation offers consultations for Prenatal, Postpartum, and Infancy and beyond. What makes me unique is that I have my degree in Science of Nursing! I have experience working as a Postpartum RN (Registered Nurse) on the Mother Baby Unit, a Baby Nursery nurse, Lactation Consultant on the floor for several years and worked as a side hustle as a private practice CLC. Experience in NICU-feeder/growers and transitioning back to home . This is an added bonus because I can provide tips and tricks for the family unit and have experience with complex medical issues that can affect breastfeeding. Whether you plan to breastfeed, combination feed, or formula feed I want to support you!
2008 Graduated from the Nursing program at Southern Adventist University (RN)
2014 Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC) (40 CEU)
2018 International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC-highest level of lactation)
2020-IBCLC Masterclass: Oral Habilitation of the Breastfeeding Dyad
Always doing Continuing Education to better my clients and my education. (37.5 hours)
2022-Bottle Skills for the Bottle Refuser (4 CERPS), Pumping & Feeding Gear workshop-flange fitting, pumps, and bottles.
2023-Activities to Support Infant Oral Function, Supporting Optimal Healing Outcomes for the Newborn Post-Frenectomy, Herbal Support in Lactation and Infant Care for the Health Professional
Postpartum mother baby nurse 6 years
NICU 1 year
Utilization Management Registered Nurse at BCBS TN 2 years
Lactation Specialist for 6 years
Private Practice In-home Lactation consulting March 4, 2020- current
Ashlee Micheff, RN, IBCLC (PRN)
I am blessed to have a sweet husband of 14 years, two wonderful boys and a profession that I love.I have 6 years of personal breastfeeding experience with nursing my two boys, and began my lactation profession 10 years ago. I love to help moms reach their goals in breastfeeding, build confidence, grow their bond with their precious little ones, and help support them when things get tough. Breastfeeding can be challenging and yet so rewarding. It’s exhausting, yet empowering. I believe it’s a God given gift and one of the best gifts you can give yourself and your babies. Wether your goals are for a short season or an extended period of time, any milk your baby gets is a gift. You and your baby were made for this, and we at Chattanooga lactation are here to help.
-Pediatric RN: 2007-2011
-RN, CLC: 2011-2014
-RN, IBCLC: 2014-present