Rachel O'Brien Lactation Consultant in Sudbury MA

As a International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) in Sudbury, Massachusetts, I meet you where you are (literally- I come to your house!) and provide you with the lactation and breastfeeding support and tools you need.  Whether you are expecting a baby or having trouble nursing, pumping, or weaning, I can help- after all, breastfeeding only works if it's working for both parent and baby.

I work with families of all kinds in the Sudbury/MetroWest area, and I can help your family, too.

I offer a range of lactation services in your home (in and around Sudbury, MA) as well as phone, email and text follow-up and reports to your health care provider about your visit.  When our visit concludes I will provide you with a 48 hour care plan to follow as well as a combined superbill/receipt to submit to your insurance company for reimbursement.

My clients call me for help with these breastfeeding problems (and many more!)

painful breastfeeding and bad latch

We'll work on a deep latch that should end (or greatly reduce) your breastfeeding pain and minimize nipple damage.
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tongue tie and/or lip tie

We'll assess for symptoms of ties and how they can be managed OR treated by a skilled local provider.
tongue ties and lip ties

low milk supply or insufficient milk supply

We'll investigate the hormonal, physical, and environmental causes of low supply, then maximize your milk production.
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oversupply or overactive letdown (OALD)

We'll assess your milk supply, ease discomfort, and work to regulate your milk production.
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gassy, fussy babies

Usually this ISN'T related to the foods you're eating! We'll identify the causes of the problem- and we'll find the solution.
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pumping milk or returning to work

We'll maximize your pump output, make a plan for pumping that fits into your day, and calculate how much milk baby needs.
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prenatal and preadoption consults

We'll review your history and you'll learn what to expect (or for adoptive parents, how to induce lactation).
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weaning (and lots more!)

We'll develop a plan to wean at the speed that works best for you and your situation.
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insurance reimbursement for lactation visit

Did you know that MOST health insurance companies in Massachusetts will reimburse for my services?

It's true- most Massachusetts health insurance companies (like Harvard Pilgrim, BCBS, Tufts, and Fallon) will fully reimburse you for my in-home lactation services. Even better, Aetna will cover up to six home visits with NO out of pocket costs! Make sure to call the member services number on the back of your insurance card to confirm before booking our visit.

If your health insurance doesn't cover my services, you can use your Health Savings Account/Federal Savings Account (HSA/FSA) debit card to pay for my visit.

testimonials from previous clients

Rachel was quick to respond and set up a time to visit that was convenient for me. She was friendly, compassionate and easy to warm up to. Very knowledgeable in her advice. Thanks to her my son and I have made it 6 months exclusively breastfeeding, despite a tongue tie and initial nipple pain… and still going strong!
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Bolton, MA
Rachel is a lifesaver. She has counseled me through two babies and through my breastfeeding ups and downs. I highly recommend anyone who is having questions, issues, or who is even curious about breastfeeding to contact Rachel. She is absolutely amazing!
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Natick, MA