Milk Blisters, Clogs and Mastitis, Oh My!

Before I ever breastfed, I knew that you should call a lactation consultant if your nipples were in pain or your baby didn’t latch. But I had never heard of a milk blister. Fast forward 8 years, and blebs are part of my daily vo...

Pumping isn’t the most natural experience. In fact, it can make you feel like you belong on a dairy farm, except you’re not the milkmaid. Hard flanges are attached to your breasts, your nipples are tugged into shapes that you once would have thought were appalling, and...

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Rachael Birkenhauer, IBCLC, RLC

is an experienced Lactation Consultant

and mother of two kids. She has additional

Certifications in Tongue and Lip Ties: Assessment and Aftercare as well as Maternal and Infant Assessment for Human Lactation. 

She has a thriving Private Practice in Wilmington, North Carolina that opened in 2015. 

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