Founder and Lead Clinician: Kira Kim, IBCLC, RLC, CLE

Kira Kim is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) in private practice serving families in Boston/Cambridge and the North Shore of Massachusetts. She holds a Bachelors Degree in Sociology and Public health, is a Clinical Herbalist and has studied out-of-hospital based midwifery care through Mercy in Action and the Massachusetts Midwives Alliance. Marrying her love of birth with lactation, her clinical interest is in the influence of fetal positioning during labor and birth on early nursing success. In addition to providing in home lactation care, she teaches prenatal lactation for parents, lactation basics classes to doulas and midwives, and runs a small group for female identifying individuals on the topic of emotional blocks to sexual satisfaction.

When she is not immersed in all things lactation, she volunteers her time to causes related to reproductive justice as well as those that serve to increase diversity in the lactation field. She is the Past President of the Massachusetts Lactation Consultant Association and former consumer chair on the Board of Directors for the Massachusetts Midwives Alliance. Whether she is helping new families navigate the early days, helping a nursing duo define their own success or teaching birthworkers and parents, she is passionate about connecting with other people and encouraging them to spread their knowledge to others. She lives by the beach with her husband, their four rambunctious kids, and a old, lazy cat. 

 

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Summer/Fall Intern: Anja Higashibaba CBS

Anja is a Certified Breastfeeding Specialist (CBS) and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Health and Wellness. She works as a Breastfeeding Peer Counselor at a local WIC office where she supports and councils parents in their breastfeeding journeys. She is actively pursuing certification as an Internationally Board-Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) and will sit the exam in September. Her drive to cultivate a career in lactation support, blossomed from a passion for breastfeeding rights and equal access among all breastfeeding parents and children to quality lactation care. 

When not studying for the IBCLC exam or working at WIC, you can find Anja plotting her next adventure with her almost 4-year-old son, running on a trail, or hanging at the nearest coffee shop.