Key Lactation provides in home lactation support, newborn care and breastfeeding education classes for the community, and support groups that cater to pregnancy through the fourth trimester.
Key Lactation grew from the idea of a different kind of support. That all the exhaustion, elation, and uncertainty that comes with new parenthood deserves information and guidance that is tailored to the individual experience your family is going through. No more “one size fits all” lactation care.
“Snatch her up people! Krystal is a gem. We took a baby care and breastfeeding class from her and were very impressed with her insane amount of training, knowledge, and warm personality. Shortly before having our baby we ran into friends who had a 1 week old. They had her come to the house as a lactation consultant and raved about her. We booked her a couple days after we got home and are SO glad we did.”
Krystal (the one woman show behind Key Lactation) is an IBCLC (otherwise known as a lactation consultant), and has a long history of supporting and preparing families for the high highs and lowest lows of the transition to parenthood via classes, support groups , and in person one on one support in your home.
Nursing a baby may be natural, but that doesn’t mean it’s always easy. Key Lactation is here to celebrate the triumphs, listen to the struggles, and help get you get through the challenges in order to meet your goals.
The spark for birthwork was first ignited at the age of 12 when she got to be present for the birth of her oldest nephew, and she’s been hooked on babies ever since. Krystal’s early twenties were spent supporting families as a nanny (toddlers are her jam and she’s especially passionate about supporting parents of older nurslings!), and after the birth of her first child in 2011, she was pulled even further into the passion for supporting the fourth trimester. Returning to school to complete a degree in Human Lactation, and training as a postpartum doula, has lead to most of the last decade being devoted to helping new families find their footing to feel confident as they figure out this whole parenting thing. Key Lactation serves families in both the Portland Metro area and SW Washington. Whether you are nursing, using bottles, or anything in between you deserve to feel good about the feeding choices you make as a parent!
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