I’m Lyn Hrivnak (iv’ nak). As a lactation consultant in private practice, I visit my clients in their homes to help mothers achieve their breastfeeding goals. My expertise includes a focus on understanding newborn behavior.
As an IBCLC (International Board Certified Lactation Consultant) since 2008, and an RN for over 25 years, I’ve helped thousands of mothers and babies with breastfeeding challenges.
The IBCLC credential is the Gold Standard for professional lactation support. I’m a member of both the International Lactation Consultants Association and the United States Lactation Consultants Association.
On a personal note, I was able to successfully breastfeed both of my children for over a year. When they were born, breastfeeding was not very popular. I had never even seen a mom breastfeed, and there was very little breastfeeding support. I found a circle of experienced breastfeeding moms that helped me learn to breastfeed.
I became a grandmother (Nana) in 2007. My daughter, like many new moms, had some challenges with breastfeeding. She sought the help of a private practice lactation consultant near her home in Boston, and was able to breastfeed her firstborn successfully for over a year. She has has gone on to breastfeed all of her children, including a set of twins!
The support of an IBCLC meant so much to my daughter that I made the decision to devote myself to becoming one. Now I provide that same kind of expert breastfeeding support to mothers every day!
I live in coastal Georgia with my wonderful husband and our furbaby, Wally. We have seven beautiful and brilliant breastfed grandchildren in our blended family. In our spare time, we enjoy exploring the local beaches and cuisine, visiting the grandchildren, and I’m learning to play the fiddle!