Marah is the mother of five children and was inspired by the support she received in the early days of breastfeeding her oldest child. She spent many hours reading articles and websites about breastfeeding. In 2011 she decided to become a La Leche League leader as a way to put her knowledge into practice. She gained more experience and knowledge counseling mothers as a WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselor from 2012 until 2013. In 2013 she became a Certified Lactation Counselor and an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant in 2014. Marah has been supporting breastfeeding mothers and families for over 5 years.
She a firm believer that breastfeeding is not the only best method of feeding a baby, but the normal way to feed a baby. She is a strong supporter of mother-to-mother support to help mothers achieve their breastfeeding goals. As a lactation consultant, she has a wide variety of experience in clinical settings, support groups, & online communities. Additionally, Marah has personal experience with sore/nipples, latch issues, weight gain concerns, tongue-tie, pumping at work, pregnancy/tandem nursing and weaning.
She has a Bachelor’s Degree from Liberty University but has chosen to stay at home with her children. Marah lives in the outskirts of Waynesboro, PA with her husband and children. Aside from breastfeeding, she is passionate about her family, photography, babywearing, gardening, CrossFit and sewing.
Megan is an international board-certified lactation consultant (IBCLC) and an accredited La Leche League Leader (LLLL). Since giving birth to her first child in 1998, Megan has been an advocate for breastfeeding and its many benefits to mother and baby. She informally counseled family and friends for years while working at a career in the publishing field, then decided it was time to pursue her passion rather than a paycheck.
She strives to help women trust their bodies and the breastfeeding relationship, and to feel empowered by the breastfeeding experience. Megan has experience helping moms with low supply, relactation and induced lactation, sore nipples, breast infection, non-latching babies, and more. As she was once a full-time, work outside the home, breastfeeding mother, Megan has lots of experience with pumping and the variety of issues that accompany returning to work.
Megan lives in Washington County, MD, with her four children. She enjoys distance running and volunteering with La Leche League of Hagerstown.(Edit)