Hi I'm Alison!
I am an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) with a Bachelor’s Degree in Maternal & Child Health with a specialization in Human Lactation.
I came to this path in life through my own struggles breastfeeding/pumping for a premature child and then breastfeeding a tongue and lip tied child. I have been on both sides of the fence in breastfeeding both struggling myself and then helping families with their struggles.
I understand breastfeeding is not easy for everyone and work to provide in home individualized care and set plans for each family.
When I am not providing breastfeeding care to families I can be found rocking a mom bun in the drop off line at school and buying everything at Target that I don’t need! I have been happily married to my husband for almost 15 years and am mom, or mommy to our daughter who is 11 and son who is 6.
I was formally located and had a busy, thriving private practice that served the RI/MA area for over 5 years. We decided to move to Florida around June 2023. Since my family and I got here, I have been meeting with numerous area midwives and various other providers to see how I can best serve area Mom's. Since then, I have established an office space within the Loving Arms Birth & Wellness Center in Ocala, FL.
I look forward to working with you!
New Office Location!
Located inside Loving Arms Birth & Wellness Center
1111 NE 25th Ave Ste 201 Ocala, FL
Specializing in oral tethers!
Tongue, lip and buccal ties can cause pain during breastfeeding. Contact me to schedule an oral evaluation of your baby and assess if it's affecting their feed!
Get Help Now!
Need assistance with breastfeeding but still want to keep up with Social Distancing?
Set up a video conference today!
Flange Fitting/Pump Plan
This virtual appointment will go over proper flange fitting, accessories for pumping and pump schedule. Video and pictures of current flange size at rest and during pumping are required, prior to appointment.
$50 - 30 min
Personalized breastfeeding care plan for you and your baby
Pre and post weights
2 week unlimited email/phone follow up
$200 - In home
$150 - In office
Follow up visit
Care plan revisions
2 week Unlimited
$175 - In home
$130 - In office
Back to Work
Back to work plan!
This back to work appointment will set you up for success when you return to work.
Whether working from home or in the office, this visit will go over how and when to begin pumping and storing milk, bottle feeding methods, creating a schedule and more.
Post Oral Tie Revision
Post Release Evaluation
Revision site observation, stretching, and post release exercises.
Care plan provided
2 week Unlimited
Interested in becoming a
Interested in becoming an IBCLC?
Have questions about being an IBCLC that you can't get answered?
Not sure the best way to go about getting your degree/hours in?
Contact me for a 30 min chat!
Do you have health insurance but I am not in their network?
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) legislation requires coverage of preventive health services for women, including “breastfeeding support, supplies, and counseling." It is further defined as “comprehensive lactation support and counseling, by a trained provider during pregnancy and/or in the postpartum period, and costs for renting breastfeeding equipment.”
All new plans created after the ACA implementation are required by law to cover preventive services in full by insurance providers with no cost-sharing.
This means that even though I may not be IN-NETWORK with your health insurer, per the ACA the health insurer is required by law to cover lactation visits in full with a certified IBCLC. There may be some gray area with each individual health insurer so you may want to touch base with them first.
How do I get my health insurance company to pay for my services?
You will pay out of pocket for the lactation support visit up front and I will provide you with a "Superbill".
A superbill is a form used by providers to itemize procedures and diagnosis so a patient may submit it to their health insurer for reimbursement.
You then submit the superbill to your health insurance provider for reimbursement.
How long will it take for my insurance company to reimburse me?
This is a tricky question as the processing time varies with each insurance company. To make this a little less stressful, I can have my medical biller submit the superbill to your insurance company and work with them to insure you get reimbursed. I will do this at no additional cost to you!
Please keep in mind, we will make every attempt to work with your insurance company on your behalf to get you reimbursed. However, we cannot guarantee you that they will reimburse you as this unfortunately does happen on a rare occasion.
Alison reached out during a time when leaving the house with my newborn to physically go to a lactation consultant appointment seemed nearly impossible. I was recovering from a c section with a week old baby in my arms, my first born, stressed out over my delayed milk supply. Her advice and encouragement made all the difference for us and her continued guidance over the next couple of weeks let us know we were on the right path and doing just fine. Thanks to Alison my stress levels have gone down and my milk supply is up!
I had reached out to Alison about breastfeeding hoping to get information that would better help me once my twins were born. She was so helpful. She put my mind at ease and answered every question with a knowledgeable answer. Whether it was about what bottles were best to choose as a breastfeeding mama, to latching or anything in between. Being a first time expecting parent can feel overwhelming but Alison has never disregarded any question no matter how silly I myself may have thought it to be. She helped ease my mind and I have felt less pressure when approaching breastfeeding because of it!