Marion ‘Lou’ Lamb, RN. MS, IBCLC – Lactation Consultant

By Kelly on October 29, 2014 in Meet Your Birth Professional with No Comments


Lou Lamb

Hi!  My name is Marion “Lou” Lamb & I am a board certified lactation consultant (IBCLC) with 17 years experience along with 35 years as a registered nurse.  I am passionate about helping breastfeeding mothers & babes.  I am holding a free, drop-in, breastfeeding support group every Friday from 12:30-1:30 pm at bend for nursing moms & pregnant women with questions.  You can weigh your baby, (which is very reassuring in the early months), chat with other moms & receive the benefit of my current, evidence-based wisdom.

If you need an in-depth consult, however, I have a private practice, Breastfeeding Blues & Bliss, which offers support to meet your breastfeeding goals.  I meet the mother where she is (literally & figuratively as I make only home visits).

Your baby was born to breastfeed… hardwired.  And your body has undergone an amazing process during pregnancy to ready your breasts to nourish baby after birth.  Sounds pretty cut & dried, right?  Just put the baby to breast after birth & he/she will do the rest.  Well…breastfeeding may be harder than you think, but it doesn’t have to be.

Lactation research has shown us that certain primary factors, such as maternal health issues like Type 1 diabetes, polycystic ovary syndrome, breast surgery, hypoplasia, infertility, etc, can affect breast milk supply.  In addition, secondary factors like premature birth, mismanagement of early breastfeeding, rigid feeding schedules, formula supplementation when not medically indicated, etc. can also affect your baby’s ability to nurse and impact your milk supply.

That said, getting help early-on to recognize any of the above factors and a strong motivation to breastfeed is critical to your success.  Professional IBCLC support is often needed, & should you need have a complex issue where problem solving and a detailed plan of care is needed, making an appointment for a consultation might be in order.  I will work closely with your OB &/or your baby’s pediatrician as part of a multidisciplinary team to support, promote and protect breastfeeding.   Join us at the support group every Friday!  And for more info about my practice, check out my website:

Marion “Lou” Lamb RN, MS, IBCLC
Breastfeeding Blues & Bliss
(434) 373-0606

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