Eastern Shore Lactation
Quality lactation care offered in the comfort and privacy of your home
Hi, I'm Elizabeth Simmons, International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC)
Welcome to Eastern Shore Lactation, located in Spanish Fort, Alabama! I hold a Bachelor's of Science in Nutrition from Appalachian State University and I am an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. I have worked with breastfeeding mothers since 2013 and became an IBCLC in 2017. My mission is to support families in meeting their breastfeeding goals by offering evidence-based feeding support. I am blessed with a loving husband, Joseph, and an energetic toddler, Jack. We welcomed a second child into our family this past year, a sweet baby girl named Ellie. I love spending time with my family, traveling and reading.
Great way to learn more about breastfeeding before baby's arrival. Did you have difficulty breastfeeding a previous child or feel very anxious about breastfeeding? We can make a plan to help you feel prepared to make your breastfeeding journey a wonderful experience. Appropriate consult for expected special needs infants, previous maternal breast surgery, chronic maternal health concerns or induced/adoptive lactation.
Milk Supply Concerns
Manage an over supply or build up an under supply.
Breast or Nipple Pain/Latch Concerns
Management of engorgement, plugged ducts, breast pain. Difficulty latching or pain when latched. Tongue or lip tie concerns.
Learn how to feel confident that baby is eating enough. We can work together to address slow weight gain or continued weight loss in baby.
Pumping & Bottle Feeding
Learn how to properly fit pump flanges and how to use your pump. Back-to-work support to develop a pumping routine. Bottle feeding skills for the breastfed baby.
How to gently wean baby or how to expedite weaning in an unexpected circumstance.
About a Visit
I come to you in the comfort and privacy of your own home. We will typically schedule 90 minutes so that I can get to know you and your baby and identify any feeding difficulties. When baby is ready I will observe a feeding. We will work together to develop a care plan that helps you meet your breastfeeding goals. I do not expect your house to be spotless or you to be dressed up (pjs are great!) I am also in the season of motherhood with 2 very small children at home and want you to feel relaxed and enjoy this special time with your little one.