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In 2009, Rachel earned her degree in Foods and Nutrition from Radford University with a concentration in women's and children's health. In 2011 she became an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). She takes great pride in her ability to travel & network with skilled providers, and to gain knowledge through continuing education. Rachel has experience in the hospital, NICU, ED, Psych unit, and has been in private practice since 2014. In 2017 she opened Riverside Lactation in Purcellville, VA. Helping families gives her joy, and fills her soul.

Areas of expertise: Tongue tie, oral dysfunction, PCOS, low milk supply, twins, preemies and postpartum mood disorders, & educating practitioners on supporting victims of intimate partner violence.

She resides in Purcellville with her husband, 2 boys and their sweet australian shepherd, Sydney. Rachel’s favorite forms of self care are: meditation, forest bathing, foraging, painting, and growing her sustainable garden.