Personalized breastfeeding support in your home
Looking for help with breastfeeding? You’ve come to the right place!
Hi, I'm Shelly
I’m a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), Doula, and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). Based in Worcester County, MA, 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 Worcester County, MA
I’ve supported more than a thousand families in Massachusetts and Rhode Island and I’d be honored to help you, too.
What my clients say
Can I Eat That? – Busting Through The Common Myths of What You Can and Cannot Eat While Breastfeeding
There’s a lot of information out there on eating and diet while breastfeeding. I will say, on a daily basis I get asked if there are foods that the breastfeeding parent should avoid. Or
The benefits of skin to skin are many for mom and baby. Think of it this way – we are not like horses, we don’t give birth and see our babies running around two hours later. Our babies are born helpless, and they don’t realize they are born in the time of stroller and car seats, swings, etc. So for babies, they are expecting to be held. A lot. Skin to skin is where they are biologically wired to be. It is nature’s way of protecting baby.