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Comprehensive & Compassionate

Lactation Consultation and

Lactation & Breastfeeding Support 

Breastfeeding & Childbirth Classes

Apex Office & Home Visits

Serving Raleigh-Durham Triangle

Our Lactation Consultations

Convenience is important to a new family.  Karissa offers lactation support in our Apex office, conducts home visits throughout the Raleigh- Durham Triangle, and provides Telehealth video conferencing. From cracked nipples and painful latches, to creating a pumping schedule and building your milk supply, Karissa will help you achieve your goals.

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Our Childbirth and Breastfeeding Classes

Karissa is a Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) and Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator. She has taught for over a decade privately, in hospitals, and through OB and Pediatric practices. Karissa also offers workshops to perinatal professionals such as Doulas and Nurses who want to better support new families. Her classes are consistently rated highly for their informative content and entertaining fashion.  Signature classes include Breastfeeding Basics, Pumping 101, Returning to Work as a Lactating Parent, and The Childbirth Comprehensive Course.

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Resources for Pregnancy, Childbirth and Lactation

Our extensive resource list is always growing. Included are reliable lists of local parenting support groups, national childbirth and breastfeeding organizations, medication breastfeeding compatibility,  informative  how to videos and perinatal educational materials. 

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Our Second Nature Lactation Blog

Our blog offers readers empowering information with a little levity along the way. Topics covered include everything from what to pack for labor and effective birthing positions, to achieving a comfortable latch and building your milk supply.  You will also see featured interviews with experts and lots of other interesting anecdotes. 

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