Lactation Consultant

Nursing mothers often need help after they leave the hospital. We are pleased to have on staff a Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, Laurie Rubel, APRN, IBCLC, who is available by phone or in our office to answer questions and offer support with breastfeeding. Laurie received her Bachelor’s of Science from James Madison University and attended Columbia University for her Bachelor’s and Master’s of Science in Nursing.  She brings her expertise in breastfeeding to Willows after working with Christina Smillie, MD of Breastfeeding Resources since 2016. Laurie brings a unique and compassionate perspective to her lactation practice; not only is she extremely knowledgeable and experienced as a lactation consultant, but she is also the mom of three breastfed boys.

Laurie meets with mothers (and fathers too!) in the lactation room in our office, which is designed and furnished to provide comfort and privacy. Laurie also works with your physician or PA to monitor your infant’s progress. Additional support for parents of infants between the ages of two weeks to three months can be found in our newborn support group led by Laurie, which is a forum for parents to ask questions, share helpful hints, and connect with other new parents. To see or speak with Laurie, please call our office, or talk to your physician, PA, or nurse.

Laurie Rubel holding baby - Lactation Consultant