Triangle Lactation is currently based in Cary, NC, operated by me, Ann Conlon-Smith, board certified lactation consultant (IBCLC) and La Leche League leader for over 20 years. I am the mother of six sons, all of whom were breastfed, including my youngest, twins.
I have been passionate about breastfeeding for over 30 years since I nursed my first child and became a La Leche League leader in 1984, which led me to my profession as a lactation consultant in 1996. The essential health benefits for mother and baby have been proven through exhaustive research. A breastfeeding mom is empowered for life! A physiological connection gives breastfeeding moms a keen sense of her baby’s needs. It is a very symbiotic relationship. Breastmilk is a living substance and changes according to the way a baby sucks, the age of the baby, the time of day, germs baby has been exposed to and more.
Not all breastfeeding experiences are perfect from the start (or what we imagined them to be) and sometimes help is needed. A slight adjustment or a different perspective can make a big difference. Moms returning to work often benefit from the help and guidance of a lactation consultant. I can assist you with most breastfeeding difficulties either through a consultation or by offering guidance in choosing a pump, scale, or herb that might help.