Hello! My name is Molly Peterson and I am an International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) and owner of Peterson Lactation Services. I earned my bachelor’s degree in Communicative Disorders with an Emphasis in Speech-Language Pathology from Northern Illinois University. While in school, I worked at a small, durable medical equipment facility helping families acquire a breast pump through their insurance company. It was there I found my passion for breastfeeding and helping mamas and babies. After graduation, I worked to fulfill the requirements to sit for my lactation board exam.
When I am not working with new and expecting families, I work as the Professional Development Coordinator for the United States Lactation Consultant Association (USLCA). For fun I enjoy baking, cooking, geocaching, and watching movies with my husband. I look forward to assisting you and your family!
(Certification number: L94873).
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).
The Tots (Tethered Oral Tissue) Certification allows our lactation consultants 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.