Tonja Carpenter
Lactation Consultant
Waco, Texas
7 years of experience
N/A
About me

Tonja is a graduate of Baylor University and served as a Breastfeeding Counselor with Breastfeeding USA for several years before becoming an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant and has completed the Master IBCLC course Oral Habilitation of the Breastfeeding Dyad. She helped to run a local mother to mother weekly breastfeeding support group. She is also a Postpartum Certified Doula with DONA International. She owns and manages Postpartum Doula Services of Waco, LLC and Lactation Services of Waco. Tonja developed a passion for helping moms work toward their breastfeeding goals after being unable to meet her own, after the birth of her fourth child, due to many many overwhelming challenges. The care and support she received from the lactation consultant during that time inspired her to become one herself. Whether supporting new moms and their families during the postpartum trimester or helping moms work through the challenges that present themselves to the breastfeeding dyad, Tonja is well equipped to serve the breastfeeding community here in Waco, TX.

Education

Bachelor of Business Administration (1991)

Certification and training

Postpartum Certified Doula: DONA International (2015)

International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant (2017)

Memberships and affiliations

United States Lactation Consultant Association

International Lactation Consultant Association

DONA International

Credentials
IBCLC PCD (DONA) RLC
Specialties
Babywearing Birth and Lactation Breastfeeding Assistance and Support Breastfeeding Consultation Breastfeeding Support Exclusive Pumping/Bottle Feeding Infant Care Lactation Consultation Latch Issues Low Milk Supply/Over Supply Multiples Newborn Care Nipple and Breast Pain Parenting Support Postpartum Adjustment Postpartum Care Postpartum Depression Postpartum Doula Care Postpartum Life Premature Infants Returning to work (pumping, breastmilk storage, etc) Sibling Preparation Support in Pregnancy Loss
Languages

English

Accepted insurances
Aetna Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) Medicare Multiplan PHCS Scott & White Health Plan
Service introduction

Lactation Services of Waco provides skilled lactation support and clinically manages all breastfeeding concerns in the home or clinic setting by appointment only. We care for the breastfeeding dyad in your home or at the clinic Mondays-Fridays. On Saturdays and Sundays care is provided in the home setting only. Additionally, we have a team of postpartum doulas who can provide doula support during the 4th trimester following childbirth.