Anne Cassens
Lactation Consultant
Shakopee, Minnesota
40 years of experience
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About me

Hi, I'm Anne! I'm an RN who has worked in OB and/or academia (NA, LPN, RN programs) for over 35 years, and an IBCLC since 2009. My passion is for helping parents to have the support, knowledge, and resources for feeding success, however they choose to feed their little one. I value keeping parents in the drivers seat, providing knowledge and skill from the many lactation courses, conferences, and workshops I've attended. I pride myself on keeping current and providing robust resources, so that after I leave you feel confident in being able to implement the plan we developed. There is never one "right" way to feed or parent your little. Together we will come up with the plan that is right for you and your baby. Common topics covered in consults include prenatal lactation consults (first time breast milk feeders or those who had issues with previous littles), prenatal breastfeeding 1:1 classes, sore nipples, engorgement, latch difficulties, assessments for tethered oral tissues (ties), suck training pre- and post- tie releases, pumping issues (flange sizes, checking how pump is working, etc.), low milk supply, oversupply, plugged ducts/blebs, and bottling difficulties. I have a kind, calm, gentle approach that accommodates what baby is telling us. I am an LGBTQI+ ally, and have helped lesbian, transgender, and gay parents with feeding issues. I'd love to connect!


Master of Science, with a focus on Nursing and Adult Education (2007)

Bachelor of Science in Nursing, University of Wisconsin - Madison (1983)

Certification and training

IBCLC (International Board Certified Lactation Consuiltant) (2009)

Memberships and affiliations

ILCA (International Lactation Consultant Assiciation)

USLCA (United States Lactation Consultant Association)

MBC (Minnesota Breastfeeding Coalition)

SCBC (Scott County Breastfeeding Coalition)

Breastfeeding Assistance and Support Breastfeeding Consultation Childhood Growth and Development Evidence-Based Care Infant Care Latch Issues LGBTQ+ Low Milk Supply/Over Supply Multiples Newborn Care Nipple and Breast Pain Postpartum Care Premature Infants Returning to work (pumping, breastmilk storage, etc)


Service introduction

I offer individual prenatal and postpartum breastfeeding and bottle feeding consults - in-person within at 60 min. radius of my office; virtual consults anywhere. Phone consults are available "if you just have a quick question" about something specific. I am a contractor with Lactation Network, click this link to see if your insurance works with Lactation Network for direct payment: I also am available as a speaker on various lactation topics (at chiropractic offices, prenatal clinics, breastfeeding workshops, etc.). For more details, see my scheduling app (button on my FB page and website) or contact me directly.