We are not currently taking home visit clients due to a family emergency and a need to travel. Email and virtual consults available. Please see below for referrals to in-home providers if needed.

Currently closed for in-home visits.  Virtual and email consults available (limited availability).  Please email for information: info@thebalc.com 

Referrals for September and October 2021:

North Shore:
Amy Winkel:617-992-6756
Maire MacLean: 978-500-5740

Christine Fischer Rothman: 617-447-8411

Shelly Taft: 508-245-5301 

Shelly as well

Rachel O’Brien: 413-687-0106



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. Whether you are looking to nurse for 2 years, formula feed half the time or wean after 2 days, I’m here for you.  Your baby, your decisions, my support. 

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!




Home visits now available with strict precautions!

(Click here for my COVID-19 Safety Protocol