Jessica Altemara
Lactation Consultant
Durham, North Carolina
20 years of experience
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About me

I'm an experienced IBCLC who has a passion for finding -and working to resolve- root causes. I love "lactation detective work" for complex cases and I love grounding myself in the biological norm as a blueprint for breastfeeding. I work hard to be inclusive in my practice in every way possible. I have especially deep dived into issues surrounding tongue tie and low milk supply. I have 4 kids who have helped me understand, more than anything, that there is more than one "right" way to parent. I believe in the instincts of the parents I work with and always honor their place as the primary member(s) of the infant feeding team.

Certification and training

Birth Doula (2003)

Postpartum Doula (2003)

IBCLC (2007)

Credentials
IBCLC RLC
Specialties
Abortion Doula Care Adolescent Care Birth and Lactation Breastfeeding Assistance and Support Breastfeeding Consultation Breastfeeding Support Caring for Special Needs Children Evidence-Based Care Exclusive Pumping/Bottle Feeding HAES (Health at Every Size) Approach Infant Care Lactation Consultation Latch Issues LGBTQ+ Low Milk Supply/Over Supply Motivational Interviewing Multiples Newborn Care Newborn Prep Parenting Parenting Support Postpartum Life Preventative Care Regulation Problems Teenagers Telehealth Toddlers
Languages

English

Service introduction

I offer home visits, virtual consults, prenatal consults, and I assist in an integrative tongue tie clinic.