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Ashley Lucas, RN, IBCLC

Ashley Lucas RN, IBCLC
Ashley Lucas RN, IBCLC

Greetings and welcome! I am delighted that you have discovered our practice. My name is Ashley Lucas, RN, IBCLC, and I am the founder and owner of Chattanooga Lactation. As a Registered Nurse (RN) specializing in newborn care and an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), I have been supporting new families in Chattanooga since 2008. My experience includes working with mothers and babies in a variety of settings, including home births, NICU, postpartum, and lactation for the past eight years.

At our practice, we understand that every parent and baby is unique, which is why we avoid taking a one-size-fits-all approach to lactation support. Instead, we will collaborate with you to develop a personalized breastfeeding plan that fits your lifestyle and family dynamics. Our ultimate aim is to help you achieve your breastfeeding goals or get as close to them as possible, given your unique circumstances.

When I am not working with families one-on-one, I enjoy spending time with my friends, learning about organizing and decluttering my home and life, exploring nature, and hanging out with my two young children and husband. Our team is thrilled to be a part of your family’s feeding journey, and we look forward to supporting you along the way.

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

CFT (craniosacral Facial Therapy) Gillespie Approach

Recertify IBCLC (every 5 years)

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