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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. For in office visits choose the schedule button below or visit my services page for virtual or in home visits. All appointments are scheduled in advance. I am unable to accommodate walk-ins at this time. To make an in home consultation appointment at a time other than listed contact me at lakewoodranchlactation@gmail.com or call/text 248-207-3070. 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