Professional Lactation Services
In-home breastfeeding consultations in Moore County.
I'm here to provide you with the necessary support so you can reach your breastfeeding goals.
What challenges can I assist you with?
*Pain & feeding challenges
*Questions about milk supply
*Oral restrictions (ex-tongue tie)
*Infant weight loss or slow weight gain
*Pumping and/or returning to work
*Pumping/Going back to work
*Wean from nipple shield
Darla is a registered nurse certified in maternal newborn nursing. She is an international board certified lactation consultant (IBCLC) and registered yoga teacher. Darla has worked in the hospital setting for 8 years as a mother-baby nurse, stork nurse and labor and delivery nurse. She is now wanting to serve the community by offering prenatal and postnatal yoga along with breastfeeding classes and private lactation consults. Darla shares a studio space with MamasteFit, a doula service and strength training for women in their prenatal and postnatal stages.
Hi! I initially became an IBCLC after wanting to learn more about breastfeeding to assist my patients as a mother-baby nurse (ok fine, and 4 of those years were as an active duty army nurse). I guess you can say after my 10 year career working with moms and babies in the hospital and now working in the community offering in-home support that I like what I do! My golden rule is "feed the baby." How we feed your baby is based off of YOUR goals. As a professional- I will create a plan tailored to your specific circumstances and needs in order to reach your goals .
I'm a boy mom of 3 and my pathway to motherhood wasn't easy. Between a strenuous 18month adoption process and 5+ years of infertility there were times i wasn't sure it was going to happen. I now have my G-team, our twins Garrett & Gavin and Gideon our newest babe. I know how special it is to be a mom so I pour my heart into my passion- giving you the empowerment and confidence you need to feed your baby.
Quality In-Home Lactation Consultations
"I received lactation consultation from Darla around 4w postpartum and she was a breath of fresh air during a stressful time.
I researched everything but breastfeeding during my pregnancy and in a moment of extreme uncertainty Darla was able to reassure my breastfeeding journey, as well as assess my little ones latch, and breastfeeding habits all from the comfort of my home. Additionally, she evaluated my daughter for any ties and recommended the correct flange size pump in preparation for moments I would be away from her and need to pump.
Finally, Darla prescribed me a care plan that included breastfeeding and pumping techniques to implement while on maternity leave, but then transfer to as I begin working again.
Darla is such an incredible human being, and really takes the time to personally hear your fears, while calming them with factual research."
- Linsy Law
"I am so grateful for this place! I try to make it to prenatal yoga at least once a week. Darla always takes great interest and consideration in how my body is feeling that day, which makes the experience feel very unique and personal. I was having nagging lower back pain and she walked me through what I needed to continue practicing at home to make me feel SO much better.
Would highly recommend to a currently or formerly pregnant friend :)"
- Penny Lachance
"Great place to connect and learn about many topics related to pregnancy, labor, and breastfeeding. I highly recommend the Prenatal Yoga Classes with Darla! Her Breastfeeding Class and Yoga in the Labor Room Class were both beneficial in helping us better ourselves during this process of becoming first time parents."
"Darla is incredibly knowledgeable and provides OPTIONS for her lactation clients! She understands that every mother’s journey with breastfeeding may be different and supports the family choices and provides options that align with their values as a family."
- Gina Conley