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Annie Hoag


Year of Certification


Special Interests

Under/Over Supply
Back to work
Oral Functions (Tongue/Lip Ties)

Language Spoken


Please share anything you'd like from your own personal breastfeeding experience.


What excites you most about being an IBCLC?

I love helping families figure out

In what types of settings have you supported patients in lactation?

Hospital, birth center, outpatient, home visits

What makes up your family (people & pets)?

I live with my partner and have one dog and one cat.

What do you enjoy doing while not at work?

I love being in nature, hiking, biking, and travel. I gardening and cooking.

Please share any additional education or certifications you have.

Ongoing education in Postpartum depression and mindfulness based practices. Craniosacral therapy for infants and children.

What state do you reside in?


When did you know you wanted to become an IBCLC?

In 2007 I was working at a nurse midwifery birth center doing births, postpartum home visit follow ups and lots of lactation.

Why did you become an IBCLC?

I fell in love with helping families work through difficulties of infant feeding and find success in their personal journeys. Empowering families to meet their goals or find ways to adjust and grow as a family is so rewarding.

What do you wish you could tell every parent (that they would actually do) and why?

Cherish the slow times, spend time every day doing some skin to skin and some time every day interacting with your baby (making faces, singing songs). This time does go so fast, and it can feel hard. Taking time to engage in these ways helps with bonding, helps with baby development and reminds you when you are tired and working so hard on being new parents that it is so worth it.