Are you struggling to feed your baby? I help parents to overcome feeding challenges so their babies can grow and thrive.
I’m a lactation consultant. That means it’s my job to help people make milk and feed their babies. I support families as they learn how to breast, chest, and bottle-feed; to pump/express milk; and to introduce solids in a way that will teach their babies to love all kinds of food.
I’ve been doing this work since 2005, and I’ve helped hundreds of families to establish and reach their infant-feeding goals.
I work with families and babies at all stages of gestation and infancy at the Seven Sisters Midwifery and Community Birth Center. You do not need to already be a birth center client in order to book a prenatal or postpartum lactation visit with me.
We know that when you need help with lactation, you usually need it NOW!
Choose from 2 simple ways to connect with our Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) Support services.
In-Person lactation consultant support
Please call the birth center to schedule an appointment; I almost always have same-day or next-day appointments available. The birth center accepts most private health insurance plans and MassHealth for Lactation Consultant care.
Virtual lactation consults
I also offer virtual lactation consultations to people all over the world who are either struggling with low milk supply (or have in the past), or who are planning to induce lactation. Virtual consultations allows me to advise families who wouldn’t otherwise have access to a Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) with specialized/niche expertise.
"The lactation support I received after birth was incredible. I met with their lactation consultant several times and was able to text her with any questions I had in-between visits. If not for her support, I wouldn’t have been able to achieve my breastfeeding goals. I very highly recommend Seven Sisters."
I can help you...
As a Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) I gladly work with ALL people, babies, and families! I have specific and well-researched experience in supporting:
PHILOSOPHY OF CARE
How we feed our babies matters for our babies.
It matters not only that our babies BE fed (that’s a given!), but that they be fed in a biologically appropriate way, in a way that recognizes and respects their reflexes and abilities, and that feels good to them.
Biologically appropriate feeding doesn’t have to mean breast/chest feeding. And breast/chest feeding isn’t the best option for all babies/families. I teach families responsive and biologically appropriate feeding methods that can be applied to breast/chest and bottle-feeding.
How we feed our babies matters for us.
It matters not only THAT we feed them (that’s a given!), but that we feed them with peace and with confidence, in a way that feels good and safe. I help you figure out a feeding method and plan that will allow you to thrive alongside your baby.
As mammals, we are programmed to be primarily invested in feeding our young; we can’t escape the drive to do it well because it is part of our actual biology—the survival of our species depends on it! Parents who struggle to feed their babies often feel as if they are in an existential crisis, and can become consumed with anxiety.
Lex Beach, IBCLC
International Board Certified Lactation Consultant
Hi! I’m Lex, an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). I live in Greenfield, MA with my wife and our seven children.
My journey to becoming an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) began in 2003 when my own first babies (twins!) were born. I was 100% certain that I wanted to exclusively breastfeed them, and I had done ZERO THINGS to prepare for that reality. I had no idea that it would be at all difficult. Ha! The early weeks of feeding my babies was the hardest thing I’d ever done in my entire life. And when I finally made it through to the place where feeding my babies felt GOOD and EASY, I knew that I wanted to work towards becoming an actual, official, lactation and baby-feeding expert, and to help as many people as possible to overcome their own infant-feeding woe. I wanted to help other parents get to the same “good and easy” ending I’d reached. What started as a personal goal—breastfeeding my own babies—morphed into something much bigger.
I first became certified as an IBCLC in 2010, at which point I was already deep into the lactation world through my work with La Leche League. In the years since I decided to turn this passion into a career, I’ve helped hundreds of newborns and new parents to establish successful and rewarding breast, chest, and bottle-feeding relationships, and my passion for this work has only grown; I LOVE MY JOB.
I’m so glad you found me.