Tennessee Valley Lactation Support is excited to announce that WE ARE GROWING! While Sarah Willis still provides the same (and more) services as before, North Alabama needs more than the support of just one person. With the vision to provide accessible and affordable lactation and infant feeding support for all, Sarah is teaming up with Karin Treski, who will be taking on an administrative role in the company. Karin has been an invaluable member, helping to expand the current practice into a sustainable and thriving production.
We have also contracted a team of experts to collectively provide education and assistance to the families in this community. There will be a more formal announcement in the near future, but -- in the meantime -- Let's introduce our new team members:
Katie Parkes, RN, IBCLC, with Milk & Honey Holistic Breastfeeding Services (M&H), is joining our network as a Registered Nurse and Lactation Consultant, with previous experience in labor-delivery, postpartum, and lactation services. With Kim Evans, their private practice has been providing breastfeeding services to the community since 2018.
Kim Evans, RN, IBCLC -- also affiliated with M&H -- is coming to us with over 20 years of experience working as a hospital nurse in neonatal intensive care and as a lactation consultant. Four years ago, she and Katie began working in private practice and helping families with feeding their babies.
Mariah Alyce, CLC, has been serving families as a birth worker, offering doula support and lactation counseling. She is working privately in these roles, and we are so excited for her to join our team of lactation professionals. Learn more about Mariah and the other services that she offers outside of TVLS at www.mariahalyce.com.
Ophelia Talley, CLC, @opheliat.iam, has been an uplifting influencer in the community, facilitating support and education for Black Families in the Huntsville community for years. She has been running Mocha Milk Mamas and supporting breastfeeding WOC through support groups and Black Breastfeeding Week events in the area.
These four new members are going to be an excellent addition to our group, and we're so excited to create this network of amazing individuals who are dedicated to helping the families in our community meet their lactation and infant feeding goals. Our vision is coming to life, and we are so excited to share more details about this collaboration in the near future.
Sarah P. Willis, BSN, RN, IBCLC
Owner, Clinical Director
On January 14, 2022, Tennessee Valley Lactation Support, LLC, will be celebrating their Grand Opening with a ribbon cutting with the Madison Chamber of Commerce. Rarely do parents anticipate having infant feeding issues when welcoming a new baby into the family. While breastfeeding may be "natural," it is only about as natural as learning to walk -- and that usually leaves a toddler with a bruise, scrape, and a few shed tears. Sarah P. Willis, registered nurse and lactation consultant, has been helping families in the community through these challenges by providing in-home lactation support for over three years. As of November 1st, 2021, Karin Treski joined the corporation, and together they moved into their office location in Madison, Alabama. Their mission is to provide lactation support for all; making it accessible and affordable for parents to find professional help so that they can meet their feeding goals. With offerings for home, office, and telehealth consultations, Tennessee Valley Lactation Support, LLC, is able to bill clients' medical insurance when possible. Many parents can have the help that they need and deserve at no cost to them. In addition to private consultations, the practice offers breastfeeding/chestfeeding, Tummy Time! Method, and infant sleep classes. They also have a Corporate Lactation Program, providing companies with concierge infant feeding and pumping support for their employees. Free, weekly support groups are hosted at the office as well, for those parents who desire peer support and encouragement. The organization is excited to share about the practice, and they hope that the community will join them in celebrating the opening of their Madison office. For more information about the upcoming event, you may check out the website at www.tnvalleylactationsupport.com or follow their Facebook page.
Tennessee Valley Lactation Support, LLC
Sarah P. Willis, BSN, RN, IBCLC
3809 Sullivan St., Suite #3, Madison, AL 35758
Sarah P. Willis
The author is a Registered Nurse, Board Certified Lactation Consultant, and mother of three children.