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About THE LACTATION NETWORK

Lactation care is not a privilege, it’s a human right. At TLN, we believe that every family deserves expert lactation support.

ALL caregivers DESERVE CARE

TLN is setting a new standard for parents and lactation consultants alike.

At TLN, our movement goes beyond any single outlet or tool. We activate education, connection, and advocacy to foster the new network of inclusive care between parents and IBCLCs: The network where every caregiver has the resources to thrive.

TLN is powered by the largest network of IBCLCs in the country.

TOGETHER, we’re advocating FOR YOU TO GET THE CARE YOU DESERVE.

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EXPERT CARE

International Board Certified Lactation Consultants are essential medical professionals empowering parents to protect their health and feed their babies.

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    Connection

    We connect families with IBCLCs—the gold standard in expert lactation care—because every family deserves access to this crucial preventative care. And we support IBCLCs in growing their private practices so they can focus on what matters most: Growing families.

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    Access

    To provide the most access, we work with insurance providers to deliver in-home, in-office, or telehealth consultations, as well as breast pumps to rent or buy. We are caregivers. We are advocates. We are educators. We are TLN.

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Our Why

Breastfeeding has long-term health benefits for both parents and babies. To achieve these benefits, the CDC and WHO recommend breastfeeding exclusively for a baby’s first six months of life.

While 84% of American families start out nursing, only 24% are still exclusively nursing at six months. That means most U.S. families do not achieve their feeding goals, and don’t have access to the health benefits that come with breastfeeding.

At TLN, we help families reach their feeding goals. We’re here to make sure families get the expert, insurance-covered lactation care they deserve.


MEET our TEAM

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    Anna Capel
  • Bianca Franco
  • Carlo Ianni
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    Chrisie Rosenthal
  • Cori Hunziker
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    Crissanta Gauna
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    Eden Abebe
  • Jennifer Horne
    Jennifer Horne
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    Justin Feehan
  • Kelly Knight
  • Kim Kozeny
  • Lisa Johnson
    Lisa Johnson
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    Melanie Humphrey
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    Meredith Awalt
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    Paula Castanos
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    Sam Kaser
  • Sydney Back
    Sydney Back
  • Sydney Fournier
    Sydney Fournier
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    Scott Karos
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    Xiomara Banos

TLN in NUMBERS

We’re not just a network, we’re a movement. And we’re making a real impact.

  • 2016

    The year we provided our first lactation consultation

  • 50

    The number of states with TLN lactation consultants (plus the District of Columbia)

  • 97%

    of TLN parents would recommend us to a friend

JOIN TLN as an IBCLC

You’re already in the business of empowering parents. At TLN, we empower you to make expert lactation care accessible to all.

JOIN the TLN TEAM

Seeking a meaningful new career? Help us advocate on behalf of caregivers and make lactation care a public health priority.

OUR PARTNER

The Melanated Mammary Atlas is a mobile-friendly web application that features a constantly expanding searchable directory of images of breast/chest-related conditions on skin of color.

It is the most extensive collection of such images for diagnostics, assessment, and education purposes. Healthcare providers across six continents use the MM Atlas to give people of color the informed lactation care they deserve.