Elizabeth A. Stapleton, RN, IBCLC
I have been providing private lactation services since 2011, when I became an IBCLC.
I meet individually with clients to help them meet their breastfeeding goals, and I love encouraging new families as they navigate the path of breastfeeding.
I breastfed my three children for a total of 7 years. I have been supporting new mothers professionally since 2001. In a hospital in Arlington, TX, I taught breastfeeding and childbirth classes and worked with breastfeeding moms. Since 2003, at UK, I have worked as a Mother Baby nurse and in UK’s lactation services. I have taught breastfeeding classes at Baby Moon since its founding. In 2011, I completed the requirements and passed the exam to qualify as an IBCLC. I renewed my IBCLC license in 2016 and continue taking continuing education classes in breastfeeding, most recently completing a training in Tethered Oral Tissues (tongue ties.)
Memberships and Training:
Ashlee Brown, IBCLC
Ashlee is a Kentucky native, graduate of Eastern Kentucky University, and mother of two boys. She knows the struggles of breastfeeding firsthand, and was inspired to become an IBCLC after becoming certified in childbirth education. Ashlee completed her lactation internship at Prince William Medical Center in Virginia while teaching various parenting classes as a health educator. After finishing her internship, she worked as a lactation consultant at a Virginia pediatric office. Ashlee’s dream, though, was to return to Kentucky to help families back home. She is so excited to work with you!
Ashley Kester, RN, IBCLC
Ashley is originally from Indiana and transplanted to Kentucky in 2014. She has been an RN for 16 years and also has a Master’s degree in Nursing Administration from Indiana State University. Ashley and her husband are the parents to 3 energetic kids. She is familiar with the difficulties and heartache that can come from breastfeeding and hopes to help families navigate these sometimes challenging journeys. Her own breastfeeding experiences led her toward the path of becoming an IBCLC in 2020 after having been a La Leche League Leader for almost 5 years and Certified Lactation Counselor. Ashley has also taken oral habilitation courses to help better serve those in need of support. She is excited to meet you on your path and support your breastfeeding goals!