Ashley E. Walsh
Ashley became inspired to work as a Lactation Consultant after having two vastly different breastfeeding experiences with her own children, Lola age 9, and Avery age 5. Having a background in the creative arts, it was clear that the process of becoming a Lactation Consultant would not be a simple one. Nevertheless, she persisted, and over the course of two years completed her education and internship, during which she completed over 500 hours working with hundreds of mothers and infants. Since becoming an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), Ashley has continued her dedication to helping families using evidence and research based practices in a compassionate way through her private lactation consulting business, and is thrilled to join Hygge Birth and Baby in supporting and empowering the community.
As an IBCLC, Ashley has the skills to help mothers and families reach their personal breastfeeding goals, whatever they may be. Her areas of expertise include helping mothers and infants achieve and maintain a pain-free latch, assessing and treating low milk supply, creating comprehensive individualized care plans, offering thorough return to work education and support, and much more. Her philosophy is that breastfeeding can be an enjoyable, rewarding, fulfilling experience when families have a positive support network, and that the benefits of mother’s milk are immeasurable. She is here to empower you with the confidence to trust in your body and your baby, and to support you through every step of your breastfeeding journey.