Hello! My name is Molly Peterson and I am an International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) and owner of Peterson Lactation Services. Ever since I can remember, I have loved babies and now I am fortunate enough to be surrounded by them everyday! I found my passion for breastfeeding support shortly after graduating college with a degree in speech pathology. It was then that I discovered you can help feed babies for a living and I knew that's exactly what I wanted to do. I sat for my board exam in 2016 and have been working in private practice ever since. I have taken extensive training on oral function, including Oral Habilitation of the Breastfeeding Dyad: A Masterclass for the IBCLC and the TOT's training. I am a member of the United States Lactation Consultant Association as well as the International Affiliation of Tongue-tie Professionals. I love supporting families feed their babies in whatever way they choose, and I'm so excited to be apart of your journey.
When I am not working, I enjoy spending time with my amazing husband and one and a half year old daughter (who I am still breastfeeding). I love being outside, attempting to bake something in the kitchen, and drinking copious amounts of coffee. Thanks for allowing Peterson Lactation Services to support you and your little one!
(Certification number: L-94873).
Hi, I’m Ann. I’ve been working with expectant and new families for 32 years and love it even more today. The families led me to become a lactation consultant 11 years ago and I am so glad they did. Whenever someone needs help with feeding their baby, there are no cookie cutter answers. Each family and their situation is different. I work to really listen and help you feel supported in your goals.
In addition to lactation, I am an advanced birth and postpartum doula, a DONA International birth and postpartum doula trainer and a Lamaze childbirth educator. Along with Diane Oakland, I facilitated a New Parents Group for over 25 years and I am a Postpartum Support International group facilitator.
My husband and I are the parents of two awesome adults and have a 6 year old granddaughter.
(Certification number: L-17187).
Hello! My name is Diane Oakland. I am an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. I am excited to have the gift of assisting Molly with providing families with breastfeeding care and support.
As a certified childbirth educator, I had the genuine delight of coordinating a Parent Education and Support Program in an area hospital system for 32 years, the last 17 of those years in the local, independent, Birth Hospital. In addition to guiding families through the journey of pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding and caring for their amazing newborn, I also had the joy of co-facilitating, with Ann Grauer, a continuous weekly Mom/Parenting and Breastfeeding Support Gathering for 26 years. As a Lactation Consultant, I have had the pleasure of helping families find their way with breastfeeding through in-hospital and outpatient lactation care.
My husband John and I find our greatest joy in spending time with our three sons, daughters-in law and our 6 grandchildren. I enjoy helping out at our cafe in Racine, and volunteering in various organizations, including serving as Program Chair on the Board of the Wisconsin Association of Lactation Consultants.
I look forward to meeting you and sharing in this exciting time as you discover the wonder of your new baby.
(Certification number: L-33262).
I am Ashleigh Richmond and I am excited and honored that you have chosen me to assist you on your breastfeeding journey. I believe that all families, no matter how they choose to feed their babies, should be given all the information needed to make informed decisions and to be supported in those choices. It is this knowledge that gives you the power to do what is right for your own family.
I am an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant and a Certified Postpartum Doula. Breastfeeding moms need support to achieve their goals, no matter what they may be. I love helping mothers through their breastfeeding journeys and empowering them along the way. You will not find any judgement for your choices with me, only love and a helping hand.
I spend my free time volunteering with La Leche League and hanging out with my husband, two kiddos and crazy dog.
(Certification number: L-303405).
Hi! I am Erin Meka and I am beyond excited to be here! I can only ever remember wanting a career that allowed me to help people. Straight out of high school, and while obtaining my nursing degree, I began working as a Nursing Assistant on a medical floor. Upon graduating in 2009 I went straight to a Medical/Critical care floor where I trained other nurses, was in charge of our 34 bed unit and often filled in for our Chief Nursing Officer. I later completed my Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing in 2016-17, online through the University of Kentucky. It wasn’t until my husband and I had our first child that I knew working with new and growing families would be something I would enjoy and excel at. Our first was born in 2018 and the care we received in hospital and out solidified my desire to pursue working in Obstetrics and Lactation Support. I became an ALPP Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC) at the same time as starting as a Labor/Delivery & Postpartum (LDRP) Registered Nurse. When we had our second boy, in March 2020, I was grateful to have such an amazing network of support available to me - something I feel is important whether it is your first child or your sixth! Supporting parents in their birthing experience and filling them with as much knowledge as I can before they are on their own at home, is something I look forward to every day that I work. It has been the change in my career that came at the most perfect time and has brought me so much joy and satisfaction in what I am proud to do for a living. I am excited for the opportunity to help families on their feeding journeys, as I remember first hand how important that support is to success! Helping others to breastfeed has become such a passion, I find myself giving advice to everyone I know! I am honored to be a part of Peterson Lactation and look forward to helping families to meet their goals!
(ALPP Certification Number-320278)
The Tots (Tethered Oral Tissue) Certification allows our IBCLCs to execute a treatment plan for optimizing oral function in the post release of tethered oral tissues, including active wound management and specific treatment techniques. TOTs Training enables us to identify and address infant feeding problems attributed to tethered oral tissues.