My name is Melanie Kondrat. I am a Certified Lactation Specialist, Certified Doula and Mom. I have spent countless hours studying lactation and all things birth and baby.
The little boy in the picture is my first reason why. Our journey was off to a very rocky start. His birth did not go the way I had imagined and Breastfeeding was even harder. I didn't know what I should do next.
I began to read as much as I could about breastfeeding which lit the fire in me to pursue formal lactation education. I became a Certified Lactation Specialist in 2018 with the goal of becoming of an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. I plan to accomplish this goal in September of 2022.
With my daughter, my birth had gone much smoother, but breastfeeding was off to an even harder start than the first time. Although, I have formal lactation training, I was still reaching out to local lactation professionals for help.
My heart truly bursts when I get to serve families through their feeding journeys. I understand that each family's needs are unique and I'm here to support you in any way possible.
I offer lactation consultations to address any concerns you may have. We can address an array of issues ranging from engorgement to oral function.
Breastfeeding education can be done both virtually or in person.
Did you struggle through a past experience and want to be more prepared this time? Or are you a first time Mom wanting to prepare for your feeding journey? Let's sit down and talk about it!
“Melanie was wonderful in helping me in my breastfeeding journey with my twin girls. She gave me tips and tricks on how to increase my milk supply and guided me through mastitis. 10/10 recommend her services”