We’re Genevieve Backus IBCLC and Laura Swan IBCLC, and our mission at The Latch Lab is to provide evidence-based lactation support for all kinds of families. We have achieved the highest level of education and training in lactation and breastfeeding, and are committed to the pursuit of continuing education and to understanding the latest research.
We provide prenatal education and postnatal services that respect the unique breast/chestfeeding goals within each family.
In-home lactation support
We’ll come to the hospital or to your home for the initial consultation where we’ll work towards your breast/chestfeeding goals and troubleshoot any issues you’re facing. Fee includes 2 weeks of follow up care by phone, text, or email.
Group breast/chestfeeding basics
Join our “Latch Lab” group class and get expert help as well as connect with other families. If it turns out you need an in-person visit, we’ll credit the fee towards a consult.
Group prenatal breast/chestfeeding class
Prepare for feeding by learning how to position and latch your baby, how to know your baby is getting enough milk, and what to expect in the early weeks.
If you’re outside our service area or would like a reduced rate, we’ll be opening our office soon!
We’d love to hear your story
What is an IBCLC?
IBCLC stands for International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. In order to earn this credential, you must have a comprehensive education in lactation as well as perform a large number of supervised clinical hours before passing a rigorous exam. The IBCLC is recognized as the gold standard of care for supervision and management of breastfeeding issues, including:
Low milk supply
Tongue and lip tie
Engorgement and plugged ducts
Latch and positioning difficulties
Nipple and breast pain
Feeding after reduction