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Welcome to Lakewood Ranch Lactation! My name is Jennifer Chivas, also known as The Booby Boss! I am an Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultant. My goal is to support mother baby dyads with all of their breastfeeding needs. I have partnered with Tampa Breastfeeding Center to extend the best breastfeeding services in Florida. To make an in home consultation appointment contact me at lakewoodranchlactation@gmail.com or call/text 248-207-3070. For in office visits choose the schedule button below or visit my services page for virtual visits. All appointments are scheduled in advance. I am unable to accommodate walk-ins at this time. Beyond the Birth- SRQ, my support group, is currently on hold due to COVID-19. Once our community feels safe to gather again it will be a social time for mothers to ask questions or obtain infant weights pre/post breastfeeding in a group setting.

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Please note ABM statement about COVID-19

https://www.bfmed.org/abm-statement-coronavirus

Virtual appointments now available and recommended for all routine visits, for more complicated situations where a hands on assessment is needed in home visits using CDC guidelines are allowed and recommended. Getting the care you need to successfully breastfeed remains a priority during this time.

Hours available for consultations are Monday-Sunday 9am-8pm. Now accepting some insurances, please inquire when scheduling an appointment, otherwise a super bill for self-pay will be provided. All forms of payment accepted.

What is an IBCLC?

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The International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) credential identifies a knowledgeable and experienced member of the maternal-child health team who has specialized clinical skills in breastfeeding management and care. The IBLCE is currently the only credentialing agency that offers a board certification in breastfeeding medicine in lactation consulting globally. IBCLCs have passed a rigorous examination that demonstrates the ability to provide competent, comprehensive lactation and breastfeeding care.

I specialize in all areas of breastfeeding that could develop during your breastfeeding journey.

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  • Breast care and engorgement issues
  • Breast Infections-mastitis, yeast or abscess
  • Low milk supply
  • Hyperactive supply/overactive let-down
  • Jaundice
  • Preterm infants
  • Supplementation/alternatives like nipple shields or supplemental nursing systems
  • Reflux
  • Allergies
  • Postpartum depression
  • NICU graduates
  • Multiples
  • Medical conditions that interfere with feeding or proper latch
  • Tongue and Lip Tie
  • Post revision care
  • Cleft Lip Palate
  • Weaning
  • Sleep guidance that complements breastfeeding culture
  • Induced lactation/adoptive parents or relactation
  • Slow weight gain
  • Galactagogue management – herbal supplementations
  • Back to work

Feel confident knowing I practice using evidenced based medicine provided to me by The Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine who is supported by The American Academy of Pediatrics. Using a holistic approach I will collaborate with your care team such as your pediatrician, midwife and/or obstetrician to provide you and your family the best plan for breastfeeding success.

I have never met a mother who regretted breastfeeding, every breastfeeding journey is unique and to be experienced individually.”

Jennifer Chivas RN, BSN, IBCLC

Call/text or email now to schedule your appointment!

lakewoodranchlactation@gmail.com/248-207-3070

I’m really appreciative of the help and guidance I received from Jen. She helped troubleshoot during a few stressful times (over-supply, mastitis, uneven supply) during my breastfeeding journey of my twins. Her support and guidance was incredibly helpful as I faced some unique challenges when trying to exclusively breastfeed two babies. The boys are 9 months old and we are still going strong!

Michele Tomlinson

What a blessing it was to come across Jennifer and her knowledge! As a first time mommy who has been struggling with feeding and her confidence, she was a breath of fresh air! Her tips and guidance has left me feeling so much happier and so much more confident in my abilities as a mother. So happy to have her here in our community!

Kaile Matson