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Care and support


... for every step of your breastfeeding journey

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Care and support


... for every step of your breastfeeding journey

Need lactation help?

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Welcome to Laid Back Lactation! We are a warm and welcoming support system for nursing families. We know breastfeeding can be stressful, at times overwhelming. Our consultants help breastfeeding parents address nursing issues such as latching pain, sore nipples, milk supply, baby not gaining weight, lip or tongue ties, and more. We also help build confidence and knowledge in a relaxed atmosphere. 

We believe strongly in providing accurate and up-to-date information. We work with your healthcare team and support you not just during the hard times, but throughout your nursing journey. Our support continues after your first consultation: by phone, text and email. You can also join our weekly support meetings for extra love and community. 

And we remember that every experience is unique. We work with you to help define and meet your breastfeeding goals. We bring warm hugs, a sense of humor and zero judgment to each consultation. We look forward to working with you and your family.

 

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Our Mission


Our Mission


Every new parent needs a village—we help you find yours

Breastfeeding and the postpartum period can be a volatile and emotional time. We firmly believe that all new parents need support. Laid Back Lactation provides compassionate care, emotional encouragement, and evidence-based solutions for you and your baby. We meet you where you are and help craft a care plan tailored to your needs, without judgement or pressure.

And our guidance doesn’t end after your consult. We’re here for you with continued text message answers to your questions. You can continue to see us at our weekly support meetings in our office to help you connect with other new parents and find your crowd.

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Kind Words


... thanks and praise from our sweet clients

Kind Words


... thanks and praise from our sweet clients

Elizabeth and Allyson were crucial to my success in breastfeeding. They welcomed my son and I with open arms and were filled with so much knowledge. Laid back lactation was the support I needed to continue my journey through the good and bad days. The experience we had was a wonderful one.
— Channey C.
Elizabeth is a cheerleader, supportive friend, wise lactation consultant and mentor. But above all, she truly cares about her clients and their children. Her warmth and love have helped me through so much more than breastfeeding. I love her in a way that only a mom who needs support can. It takes a village and I’m blessed that she is part of mine.
— Kelly P.
After an emotional week, the two hours my son and I spent with Allyson were the most instrumental in helping us to succeed with latching—and transfer! Far more valuable than all of the books, apps, and hospital personnel I met with. Allyson’s kind, honest, and knowledgeable approach to teaching made the breastfeeding experience far less daunting and far more enjoyable for both me and my son.
— Megs T.
Elizabeth is more than just a brilliant lactation consultant, she is a trusted confidant, a devoted mother herself, and a selfless and loving friend.
— Erika P.
Elizabeth, you were a wonderful support through one of the most difficult trials I have ever faced. Your services were worth a million dollars—you’ve given D the foundation for a healthy, full life and we cannot thank you enough.
— Christina R.

 

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We look forward to helping you!

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About Us


Meet our International Board Certified Lactation Consultants


About Us


Meet our International Board Certified Lactation Consultants


Meet Our Lactation Consultants

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As a teen, Elizabeth Devaney saw the movie "The Miracle of Life" about childbirth and knew immediately this was her passion. Helping new babies and their parents solve breastfeeding problems has become her life's work.

Elizabeth has been a registered nurse for more than 20 years, with experience in maternal child nursing. After many years of working with parents and their babies, she became an IBCLC, International Board Certified Lactation consultant, the gold standard of care for breastfeeding families.

Her private practice began in order to fill a need for new parents struggling at home without support after hospital discharge. Elizabeth believes all parents deserve continued support. Very quickly, her private practice grew solely through word-of-mouth. She is proud to have met the credentialing requirements and to provide in-network support through Aetna.

She believes strongly in helping new parents find their tribe, create their village, make connections, and support one another. It's a joy to spend every day with parents and their beautiful infants and to watch families thrive.

Elizabeth has been married for 16 years to her best friend, Steve. They reside in New Jersey with children, Maggie (age 14) and Patrick (age 11). Even having experience, and a strong belief in the process of breastfeeding, Elizabeth too struggled with nursing both of her kids.

With Patrick, she attended a weekly support group offered by her local hospital. A circle of friends evolved from this opportunity. These moms became her tribe. They cheered each other on through many of life's journeys.


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Allyson Murphy is a proud mom to sons Callum (age 7) and Sean (age 4). Her passion for breastfeeding support was born after her first little guy came into the world refusing to nurse. The amazing help she received from lactation professionals inspired her to not only push through the challenges, but to give back and make a career change at age 37. 

After graduating from Syracuse University, Allyson spent 15 years as a graphic designer. In February 2015 she began volunteering with Breastfeeding USA, and helps run the North Jersey Chapter which meets 2-3 times a month in Essex County.

Allyson became an IBCLC in December 2017, after 18 months of generous mentoring from Elizabeth. You can join her every week for our Morristown Breastfeeding Support Group. She also oversees the web and social media presence for Laid Back Lactation. And yes, she designed the logo, too.

She lives in South Orange with her boys and husband Tim where she volunteers with several local organizations. She is happiest when she’s bringing folks together, cheerleading others on, and building communities. Follow her on Instagram at @AllyCatts.

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