Personalized breastfeeding support in your home

Quality lactation education and support in Central and Eastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island

shelly taft ibclc

Hi, I'm Shelly

I’m a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), Doula, and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), and I’ve been supporting new families in Massachusetts and Rhode Island since 2007.  

I know that every parent is different, so I don’t believe in a cookie-cutter approach to lactation help.  I will work with you to develop a breastfeeding plan that works for your life and your family.  

I’m usually available on short notice, including evenings, weekends, and holidays.  After all, babies don’t check the calendar! 

When I’m not doing home visits for breastfeeding help, I work as a lactation consultant at UMASS Memorial Hospital in Worcester.  You can also find me teaching childbirth, breastfeeding, and TummyTime! classes at various hospitals and sites in Central and Eastern Mass.

I’ve supported more than a thousand families in Massachusetts and Rhode Island and I’d be honored to help you, too.

every baby deserves optimal nutrition

Most health insurance companies will reimburse you for my services; Aetna subscribers have no out-of-pocket costs for my visits

“Breastmilk is like the well that never stops giving.”

Titilayo Medunoye

What my clients say

I am extremely grateful for Shelly and her continued support and wisdom. I highly recommend Shelly’s services to all breastfeeding mothers!
Brianna G.
I'm so grateful that I found her, she was a comfort during a really stressful time, and only wish I had seen her sooner instead of the doctors who failed to help my son.
Alicia M.
Shelly has been an amazing resource for all things breastfeeding and lactation related! She is very knowledgeable, professional, easy to contact and quick to respond— there isn’t much more a confused new mom and fussy newborn could ask for!
Rebecca A.
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