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Joanna Eddy


Year of Certification


Special Interests

Maternal Mental Health,
Low Supply,
Prenatal Education

Language Spoken


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

Breastfeeding was a journey for me. I experienced low supply and PPAD. With the incredible support of IBCLCs, I had the opportunity to allow my breastfeeding journey to ultimately be one of healing, understanding, and self appreciation.

What excites you most about being an IBCLC?

Supporting the entire family unit 

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

Hospital, NICU, Outpatient, In Home, Pediatricians Office and Telehealth.

What makes up your family (people & pets)?

I am both a bio mom and a foster mom.

What do you enjoy doing while not at work?

I love to travel and I enjoy making clothes! I knit and sew. I also love trying new restaurants and meeting new people.

Please share any additional education or certifications you have.

I have a Master’s Degree in Women and Gender Studies.

What state do you reside in?


When did you know you wanted to become an IBCLC?

Prior to becoming an IBCLC, I worked as a postpartum doula. Many of the parents I worked with had lactation-specific questions, so I started taking coursework to better support them and, in those classes, found my calling in the field.

Why did you become an IBCLC?

As that postpartum doula, I always felt so honored when families would welcome me into their homes during such a vulnerable time. I watched as families began to learn about these new babies and worked tirelessly to get every step just right. I wanted to be able to give them information that eased some of the anxiety, especially around feeding, and to empower them in their new role of caring for their baby/babies in every way.

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

I wish that every parent knew that they matter. It’s easy to pour everything we have into our children, but I want parents to know that they deserve to feel comfortable, cared for and supported during the postpartum period and beyond.