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Lactation Support & Prenatal Lactation Education

What is Lactation Support?

Our Lactation Support Specialists are dedicated to empowering families to reach their breastfeeding goals and to identify potential oral motor concerns that may limited an infant's ability to breastfeed successfully. 

Lactation support may address concerns with:

  • Breastfeeding & bottle feeding difficulties

  • Management of issues related to tongue/lip ties

  • Insufficient weight gain

  • Torticollis and head flattening

  • Developmental delays

​Interventions include:

  • Evaluation of oral motor skills & suck/swallow/breathe coordination

  • Parent education for positioning, bottle/nipple choices

  • Feeding therapy to support safe feeding and swallowing

  • Occupational therapy to target developmental skills


Our Lactation Specialists

Lactation Consultant Keishla Gonzalez St. Croix

Keishla is our St. Croix lactation specialist. As a pediatric physical therapist, she also helps parents understand how gross motor development can impact feeding. 

Lactation Support Specialist Kate Cavacco St. Thomas

Kate Cavacco, CLC, COTA/L

Kate provides lactation support services and expert pediatric feeding interventions in our St. Thomas clinic. She is passionate about helping families find solutions to infant & toddler feeding challenges. Kate's direct line: (508) 958-2607

Schedule an Appointment Now!

Pregnant belly

Now Offering Prenatal Lactation Education!

Our small-group prenatal classes give expecting mothers information and tips for a smooth start to breastfeeding:


  • Positioning for successful feeding

  • Achieving a painless latch

  • Milk supply and feeding timelines

  • Bottle feeding

  • Prenatal colostrum collection

  • Pumping

  • Planning ahead for potential obstacles

Parent Testimonial

“I needed to see a lactation consultant because I was experiencing difficulties with my lo while nursing and super frustrated with the pain and the fussiness that my lo was having while nursing. I was connected with Keishla. Keishla saw me through one of the most difficult times for a nursing mother. She constantly reached out from the moment she was notified that I wanted to be scheduled. She provided assistance for me prior to my appointment when she understood that it was urgent. Even after having the session, she would check in on my progress and continue to encourage and motivate me to push through. Any breastfeeding mom knows that's the most needed thing during that time. If it wasn't for her assistance, I am not thinking I would have been able to pull through with this breastfeeding journey. The staff was more than willing to help. The space is always kept clean and well organized. Thank you all for your help! "

- J.A.

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