My name is Lori Atkins, and I'm a Registered Nurse, as well as a Lactation Consultant & an IBCLC serving all of Connecticut.
Attending my best friends' birth many years ago led me to fall in love with Women’s Health. My long and varied expertise includes excelling as a Labor and Delivery RN at a large city hospital, running an obstetrical clinic, teaching all types of Childbirth and Breastfeeding education, and creating, as an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, a comprehensive, hospital-wide breast pump program...
Some of the things I can
help you with...
Slow or poor weight gain issues
Nipple pain and help with latch
Assessment and plans of care for infant Tongue Tie (ankyloglossia)
Women with a history of breast surgery
Exclusive or partial breastmilk pumping/feeding situations
Breastmilk supply challenges
Adoptive, or inducing non-birth parent lactation
Basic and complex breastfeeding management
Supporting all family structures, specializing in LGBT family care, surrogate and gestational carrier consultations
Preemie infant feeding management
Knowledge in the care of grieving parents who've lost their babies through stillbirth or neonatal death
Human milk bank donation
Breast pumping and individualized feeding plans as parents transition back to work
NOW IN-NETWORK WITH AETNA!
PERSONALIZED, PRENATAL BEFORE BABY EDUCATION CONSULTATIONS
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We are in-network with Aetna, Lactation Network, and work with other insurers in different ways.
Lori is an awesome lactation consultant. Her sense of humor and knowledge made me feel instantly comfortable with her, like talking to your best friend. She is on your side! I have met with her 3 times about my 3rd baby. She offers thorough care, answers all questions, and offers many helpful nursing/pumping hacks. If you need supplements or Spectra pump parts she offers them for sale at her office. I am an experienced nursing mom. Lori is still a great resource even if you have breasted babies before. Each baby is so different and Lori offers personalized, compassionate care.
This was my second baby and I had hard time BF as it was very painful every time baby latched. Lori came to my house to visit us and she examined a baby and saw slight lip tie. She showed me some simple massages I could do on baby’s face and in mouth. Which changed the Bf experience within few days. And I breastfed him beyond my expected target which was for one year exclusively BF without any struggle. Just like it’s a natural response.He is 15 months now and I still happily BF him once a day. I thank you Lori for your guidance. I highly recommend Lori for your Breastfeeding related problems!
As a first time mom, meeting with Lori was exactly what I needed. She gave me excellent advice, support, and encouragement. I had been to 2 other lactation consultants and did not feel as comfortable, as informed, or just all around reassured as I did with Lori. In fact, thanks to her advice and assistance, I have been able to build up a freezer stash large enough to be able to donate milk! So she helped not only my son, but has in turned allowed me to help others! She is quite simply the best!
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