Katie Madden is our Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultant. She has been working with breastfeeding mothers since 2004 and has been providing private consultations as a Lactation Consultant since 2009. At The Birth Center, Katie offers 1.5 hour long private lactation consultations for mother/baby couplets. Each visit includes a thorough medical history of mother and baby, a physical assessment of mother and baby, a direct observation and assessment of a breastfeeding session, hands-on assistance with positioning and latching, a personalized action plan and extensive teaching. Katie see couplets for follow-up visits if necessary and keeps in contact via email and phone until the couplet feeds confident and independent with breastfeeding.
The Warm Line
The Warm Line 302.658.8321 is a message center for non-emergent breastfeeding questions. Leave a message for Katie and receive a return phone call within 48 hours.
Breastfeeding Support Group
Babies 0-4 months every Fridays 1pm-3pm
Babies 4 months + select Tuesday 1pm-3pm
Led by Katie Madden, IBCLC. this is an open group for all breastfeeding mothers and their partners. Get your questions answers, your latch checked or just come make new friends!
For families interested in learning more about the basics of breastfeeding. Learn about what is normal and expected the first few days and weeks after birth and how to give breastfeeding the best start possible. Partners encouraged to attend! Taught by our Certified Lactation Consultant Katie Madden.
The Pumpin’ Mama’s Blueprint:
4 simple steps to return to work feeling calm, confident, prepared & Proud
Bra Sizing and Fittings
Katie is a Bravado Certified Nursing Bra Fitter. Make an appointment to be measured and fitted in one of our stylish, comfortable, quality Bravado Bras. It is ideal to get fitted at 34 weeks pregnant or so.
Medela Pump Rental and sales.
We offer Symphony hospital grade breastpumps for rent as well as a wide variety of Medela breastpump accessories. Speak with any of our nurses at The Birth Center for pricing information.
Recommended Online Resources
See Katie on WHYY’s “First”