Why hello there! Welcome to The Boston Area Lactation Connection (Formerly North Shore Birth Services). Thank you for stopping by. I’m Kira Kim, an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) in private practice serving families all over the Eastern Massachusetts.

Have you recently had a baby and looking for in-home lactation care? (Congratulations!!)  Are you expecting and would like to get some questions answered before baby arrives?  Questions about returning to work or weaning?  I can help! Click on services up above to read more.

My goal is to support you with YOUR goals and I pride myself on offering compassionate, judgement-free clinical care to all of my families.

If you are interested in working with me, please feel free to email me at info@thebalc.com or call/text me at 617-319-4542.

I look forward to hearing from you!



Limited availability: Home visits now available with strict precautions!

(Click here for my COVID-19 Safety Protocol


Due to increased inquiries for home visits, I will be  offering a limited number of in-home consults within a 30 minute radius of Lynn starting September 1st.  I am reserving these slots for issues that are better served in-person and will be following very strict safety measures.


As the president of the Massachusetts Lactation Consultant Association, I also have access to the best IBCLCs in the state that are doing virtual consults and I can connect you if you would prefer a virtual visit.


In attempt to supply the public with the most up to date information, MLCA has added important links on their website regarding information around breastfeeding and breast milk during the Covid-19 outbreak.  Please CLICK HERE TO BE REDIRECTED TO THIS IMPORTANT INFORMATION (opens in new window)

Please practice good hand hygiene, practice social distancing and stay home to stay safe!