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SW Virginia's Most Trusted Lactation Consultants

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HOLISTIC

We do more than just help you latch your baby. We get to the root cause of your lactation difficulty.

TONGUE TIE EXPERTS

Our Lactation Consultants have expert level training and experience in tongue, lip and buccal ties.

COMMITTED TO YOU

Comprehensive visits, written care plans, and quick responses to your questions

ABOUT THE OWNER
KATHERINE HAVENER, JD IBCLC RLC

KATHERINE KNOWS YOUR JOURNEY

Katherine is a mother of four beautiful daughters ages 10-20.  She spent ten years in total nursing her babies, including seven months breastfeeding an infant and toddler in tandem.  “I loved my time breastfeeding, which is why I LOVE helping families on their own breastfeeding journeys!”

 

INTERNATIONAL BOARD CERTIFIED

Katherine is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) since 2016.  IBCLCs hold the GOLD STANDARD, crème-de-la-crème expert-level certification of all the breastfeeding helper credentials.

 

Katherine was also a La Leche League Leader for three years.  “I love La Leche League for its nurturing, child-centered philosophy that believes in mothering through breastfeeding.  La Leche League changed my life in my early years of parenting and I want to do the same for others!”

 

ADVANCED SKILLS LACTATION CONSULTANT

 

TIES.  Katherine is an expert on tongue, lip and buccal ties. Since 2013, she has helped thousands of families improve breast and bottle feeding outcomes by properly identifying ties, connecting families to tie release specialists, and providing post release guidance in habilitating oral function. Katherine is a two time graduate (2017 and 2021) of the advanced lactation skills training IBCLC Master Class.  Additional selected tie trainings include: 

* Untying Ankloglossia: The Impact of Infants and Children w/Dr. Bobby Ghaheri 2024

Lactation Therapy: Advanced Clinical Skills Workshop 2022

* Structure and Function Education 2021 & 2015

* Tongue & Lip Tie: Comprehensive Approach to Assessment & Care 2017

WEANING. Katherine is also an expert on weaning and night weaning. Katherine is the author of the well-known nightweaning book for breastfeeding toddlers, “Nursies When the Sun Shines.”  The book was published in 2011, has sold more than 40,000 copies, and is on the Amazon best seller list of sleep disorder books.

BOTTLES & PUMPING. Katherine has pursed advanced training in pumping, flange fitting and bottling refusal.  

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