About the practice

Our practice motto is “Feed the baby, save your sanity,” and we mean it. We are a Functional Lactation practice that takes an integrative approach. What does that mean?

That means that we focus far beyond the breast. With the patient in the driver seat and their goals always in mind, we dive deep to pull together the factors contributing to the root cause of your troubles. Listening to your health history, looking at your environment and considering your lifestyle, we spend time with each patient to make an individualized plan that works for them. Whether that is exclusive breastfeeding, weaning on day one, exclusive pumping or combo feeding, we can make it happen.

Our integrative approach is always evidence based and makes use of all of the appropriate therapeutic approaches, healthcare professionals and disciplines to achieve optimal results. We are fortunate enough to have solid referrals to Occupational Therapists, Endocrinologists, GI specialists, Dentists, and much more. We are picky with our referrals because you deserve the best care possible.

About your clinician:

Kira Kim IBCLC

Kira Kim is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) in private practice serving families on the North Shore of Massachusetts. She holds a Bachelor’s 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.

She is the Past President of the Massachusetts Lactation Consultant Association, the former consumer chair on the Board of Directors for the Massachusetts Midwives Alliance and the President and Founder of The Boston Lactation Clinic, a non-profit aiming to serve Masshealth patients at no cost.

In addition to providing clinical lactation and infant feeding care, she teaches extensively on advanced topics in lactation and herbalism. You can find her in hospitals, outpatient clinics and on zoom holding regular case review sessions and small group education for IBCLCs, midwives, physicians, and other collaborating providers.

Whether she is in the office with patients or in an education setting, she is passionate about connecting with other people and meeting them where they are on their journey.

She firmly believes in the importance of alone time and you can often find her riding her bike, playing her piano or perusing antique shops for mid-century modern furniture. She lives by the beach with her husband, their four rambunctious kids, and a old, lazy cat. 

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Our practice motto is:
“Feed the baby, save your sanity.”

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Our Services

From prenatal preparation to weaning and everything in between, explore our services below

Lactation Support

Individualized prenatal and postpartum clinical lactation care in-office or via telehealth.

1:1 support for all issues related to lactation:

Prenatal planning, exclusive pumping, low supply, painful latch, oral motor dysfunction/tongue tie, overactive letdown, infant weight concerns, herbal preparations and more.


Bottle Feeding Support

Breastfeed baby rejecting a bottle?

Fully formula feeding, but your baby dribbles constantly, is gassy, and miserable?

At your wits end trying to get bottling to work smoothly? We can help.

For Professionals

Business Coaching and Clinical Case Review

Are you an IBCLC looking to move into private practice from your hospital gig?  Maybe you are a newly minted IBCLC ready to start your private practice (congrats!)? Or maybe you have been at this for years and you’re still feeling overwhelmed!

I offer business coaching, clinical case review and virtual assistant services.


Hear what satisfied parents have to say about their experiences with us.

I was nervous to reach out as I was wanting to quit breastfeeding and had felt so much pressure from other providers. With weeks of clogged ducts and pain, I reached out on the recommendation of a friend. Kira’s personality and validation were so comforting. She really means it when she says her motto is to save your sanity while feeding your baby! We came up with a weaning plan that I put into place that night. I never had a clogged duct or pain again and was done within 2 weeks.

My four week old was having some feeding challenges and Kira was able to assess the root issues and help create a plan to address them. She is personable, responsive and really skilled in her work.

Kira was extremely accommodating. I left her an SOS message on July 4th that she promptly replied to. Kira was quick to show me a few tricks that have worked and made nursing a much better experience. I wasn’t sure how I was going to make it through the first two weeks and now we are two months strong exclusively breastfeeding!

Kira has an extensive network of high caliber professionals she can recommend depending on your needs: chiropractors, pediatric dentists, ENT, occupational therapists, you name it. Kira will work alongside all of these professionals to help navigate your breastfeeding journey.

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