Adrienne Koznek, IBCLC

International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, Wy’east Lactation Support

adrienne@wyeastlactationpdx.com

wyeastlactationpdx.com

503-830-5257

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Adrienne is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), licensed to practice in Oregon. She has worked with hundreds of babies in both inpatient and outpatient settings, in addition to providing home visits.

Her special interests include oral restriction/tongue tie, the newborn period, and returning to work outside the home. She believes strongly in approaching breastfeeding as a public health issue and strives to help families achieve breastfeeding goals even when faced with challenges.

Education & Credentials:

Bachelor’s of Arts, Social Science – Portland State University

Certificate, Human Lactation – Birthingway College of Midwifery

​International Board Certified Lactation Consultant – International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners

Licensed Lactation Consultant, Oregon Health Licensing

Rates: 

Initial Office Visit: $125

Follow Up Office Visit: $85

Fees include unlimited email follow-up for general questions two weeks after office visit.

Payment plans available.

Sliding scale is available for families utilizing OHP.

Home visits will incur a travel fee to be agreed upon prior to the visit.

To request an appointment: https://breastfeedingsupportwithadrienne.as.me/

Why see an IBCLC for help with breastfeeding?

Whenever I tell someone about my job, they always ask me “what made you decide to get into that?”  My answer is simple: My personal breastfeeding journey started out rocky, to say the least – and I wanted to do something to make sure other families don’t have to go through what I went through.

How did I become an IBCLC?  I completed the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (IBLCE) pathway 2 program (https://iblce.org/certify/pathways/).  I completed more than 90 hours of lactation-specific education, in addition to 14 health and science courses (anatomy & physiology, and nutrition, among others).  Possibly most importantly, I completed more than 300 hours of clinical time – putting my hands on hundreds of babies.  Above all things, this helped me learn how to connect with breastfeeding mothers and families.  As your lactation consultant, I strive to honor your breastfeeding journey just as much as I strive to support it.

So why see an IBCLC?  For all the reasons listed above – we are the experts in lactation.  Many amazing labor and delivery and postpartum nurses are knowledgeable about breastfeeding and can help you in the first few hours after your baby is born.  However, if issues arise (baby isn’t latching, mom can’t express colostrum, baby has lost more than 7% of their birth weight, etc), then it’s the IBCLCs who step in and strategize.  The IBCLC is an integral part of the postpartum care team to ensure a great start to breastfeeding.

My breastfeeding journey had a happy ending, fortunately.  And in whatever way that looks like for you, I want yours to have a happy ending as well. I can’t wait to see you and your baby!

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