Diane Smith
Sleep Coach
Wilmington, North Carolina
About me

I am a RN, Lamaze certified childbirth educator, CAPPA certified Lactation Educator and Certified Pediatric Sleep Consultant. I have 20 years of experience as an IBCLC helping families with their birth and breastfeeding journey. Because of my expertise in breastfeeding, I specialize in creating customized sleep plans for breastfeeding families from newborn through toddler stages. I opened The Woman's Place, a maternity boutique and education center, in Wilmington NC and offer Medela breastpump sales and rentals. Stop by or check out our website for more information, registration for classes and consultations and merchandise purchases.


Bachelor of Science in Nursing (1978)

Certification and training

Lamaze International (1976)

CAPPA Certified Lactation Educator (2018)

IBCLC (retired) (1995)

Center for Pediatric Sleep Management (2021)

Memberships and affiliations

Lamaze International


Center for Pediatric Sleep Management

Baby and Toddler Sleep Coach Birth and Lactation


Service introduction

I specialize in helping breastfeeding families meet their goals for better sleep while protecting your milk supply and breastfeeding relationship. I offer services based on the age of your child from Prenatal/Newborn to Toddlers. Your sleep package begins with a free discovery call to get to know you and your child and answer your questions about sleep training. If you choose to work with me, I will develop a customized sleep plan based on a variety of methods, bedtime routine suggestions and a nap and night time sleep schedule. I will then be available to support you as you implement the plan (1-3 weeks), and then we will have a follow up consultation to discuss progress and next steps. I also offer an Ask Me Anything call and classes on Infant and Toddler Sleep.

Prenatal and Newborn Sleep Counseling
Learn how you can develop good sleep routines and habits from the beginning. This package gets you off to a great start and includes a comprehensive, personalized sleep/nap plan for your baby while promoting your breastfeeding goals and protecting your milk supply. Learn what is normal for the newborn/early infancy period and how to make changes as your baby's sleep cycles change through the first 6 months of life.
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Baby Sleep Counseling
The ideal time to begin true sleep training is from 6-12 months. Baby's sleep cycles have become more developed and now is the time to begin working on great sleep habits. This package begins with a comprehensive intake questionnaire, then I develop a personalized sleep training plan and support you for 2 weeks while you work through the plan and then we touch base again to talk about successes and next steps.
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Toddler Sleep Counseling
This package is designed to help you get your toddler sleeping independently and through the night. It begins with a comprehensive intake questionnaire, then I develop a personalized sleep/nap plan and support you for 3 weeks as you implement the plan. Then we touch base again to celebrate successes and discuss next steps.
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