Kristin Szerszen, IBCLC, CLC
As an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, it is my aim to help all parents achieve their goals when it comes to feeding their baby.
My passion is deeply rooted in my personal experience and life long passions to help others.
I had a rough start breastfeeding our daughter. With the thoughtful care of an amazing IBCLC who came to my home to help me, I was able to have a long breastfeeding journey with our daughter. Her support made me realize that I wanted to help other parents achieve their goals.
It was really a full circle journey for me. When I was in college, I thought that I wanted to go into healthcare, but my academic journey didn’t work out for that. I pursued a degree in marketing and entered into the business world.
I could never figure out why that didn’t work out in college until I was inspired to become a lactation professional. God had a plan for me to help moms, and lactation has been my way to help people in the way that I always thought that I wanted to in healthcare.
I am a mom to two amazing kiddos and in my previous career worked in marketing and sales. My husband and I met when we both worked in college athletics. I took a step back from my career when I got pregnant with our daughter and focused on her and living the coach’s wife life with SEC football. It is then that I found my passion for lactation. I am a proud graduate of the University of Notre Dame and I grew up in the Michiana area. I am so happy to be home and serving our community (and beyond) with my private practice.
Danielle Henderson, IBCLC, DTR
I am a passionate and experienced Lactation Consultant with over 16 years of experience helping women succeed on their breastfeeding journeys. I have always had a passion for learning more about breastfeeding in college and decided to go onto to become an IBCLC shortly after. Once I experienced breastfeeding my four children, I found that each breastfeeding journey was much different. I found that breastfeeding is not just about the benefits and nourishment for the baby, but the empowerment I felt made me more determined to help other moms achieve that same feeling. I received amazing support from other lactation colleagues and my fellow mom-to-mom community, which made me even more equipped to give moms peer and professional support rooted in evidence-based practice. I am dedicated and excited to be providing families with the tools they need to achieve their own personal feeding goals.
Emily Martin, IBCLC, CBS
I never would have imagined that I would become an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, but after experiencing the empowerment I felt from sustaining my children with my own body, and the top-notch support and expertise of lactation professionals, I knew that this was the job for me.
I am so blessed to be the mother of two beautiful children, and I have experienced two very different breastfeeding journeys with them both. I believe this was directly related to the amount of support I received from lactation professionals after my children were born. Turning to clinically trained lactation professionals who utilized current health recommendations helped me blow far beyond my initial breastfeeding goals and empowered me as a mother.
It was after my own experience that I realized I wanted to become the person that empowered and equipped others in their lactation journeys. I am passionate about building up current and prospective parents and giving them the tools that they need to meet their breastfeeding or chestfeeding goals. I am dedicated to providing unbiased and judgment-free support to those who seek my services. My main desire as an IBCLC is to help families successfully feed their babies in the way that they choose while providing the most up-to-date information to them.
Gina Widner, MS, RDN, IBCLC
Hello, I’m Gina! I am a registered dietitian and lactation consultant located in Howard County. I am passionate about helping parents achieve their own infant feeding goals, while ensuring they feel nourished and cared for themselves.
I have always been intrigued with breastfeeding from the time I was a little girl, curious and fascinated as my family members nursed their babies.
After many ups and downs breastfeeding my daughter and working with an IBCLC, it finally pushed me to fulfill my dream! I know how important and critical it was to have support, and I want nothing more than to provide that for you!
I am so fortunate to be a mother to my beautiful and spunky one year old daughter, Camille. We love to go on walks, adventure outdoors, and spend time with family.
Jo Anna Curless, RN, IBCLC
The female body amazes me… The way it can grow, birth, then feed that same infant tailor made milk is breathtaking every time.
I pride myself as a registered nurse and international board certified lactation consultant who provides compassionate care for those who I serve. From 2013-2017, I worked in OB/lactation at a local hospital. I received my IBCLC in 2017 and became the breastfeeding coordinator at a local WIC agency, where I helped families for the past 4 years. I recently left my position at WIC to go back to school for my master’s degree to become a women’s health nurse practitioner.
I married my high school sweetheart and we have two beautiful children whom were both breastfed, with completely different journeys. My job as your lactation consultant is to help you with your journey whether it’s 2 days, 2 months, 2 years, or more!
Randi Davis, IBCLC
#boymomma of two exquisite gentlemen. Compassionate and whole-hearted parenting happen in our home. We love camping, adventures, survivor, big brother, and our animals.
My breastfeeding experience with my first was completely opposite from my second. One major difference between the two experiences was my support system. To belong and connect with others, changed not only my breastfeeding outcome but my LIFE. After this realization, I knew I had to tell the world. My way of doing that was to become a Lactation Consultant and offer the same support, kindness, and compassion to new and expecting mommas, that was offered to me.
I have a passion for spreading education and awareness on perinatal mood disorders (anxiety/depression), utilizing community resources, offering education to family/friends on ways they can help and support their breastfeeding momma, and bringing to light the significance of being a mom and baby advocate.
Connor Giddens, IBCLC, CPST
I am a International Board Certified Lactation Counselor (IBCLC) and Certified Passenger Safety Technician (CPST). I serve the Upper Cumberland and surrounding areas in Tennessee as well as virtual consultations.
I have been helping parents reach their unique nursing goals for the past 4 years. I specialize in tethered oral tissues (TOTs), or tongue & lip ties as you may know them. I take a collaborative approach working with other lactation professionals, pediatricians, SLPs, physical therapists, dentists, pediatric chiropractors, and others to get to the root of the issues for families.
I am thankful to have partnered with Milk Guide to bill some insurances to provide lactation care with no out of pocket cost for those families. I also offer packages for those whose insurance does not cover lactation care. I do utilize payment plans and sliding scale systems because I believe finances should never be the main reason a family does not meet their breastfeeding goals.
Ivy Warner, CLC, PCD (DONA)
I am a Certified Lactation Counselor and Certified Postpartum Doula based in Michiana and I believe that the weeks and months after the birth or adoption of a new baby should be filled with love and support. As a lactation professional, I am here to give you the tools and encouragement to meet your infant feeding goals.
I entered the birth and postpartum world professionally as a doula in 2020 after a difficult breastfeeding and postpartum journey with my first child. I was convinced that women deserved better and wanted to be a part of the change. I believe that proper support and education makes all the difference in the experience of a new family. It is my dream to have streamline care for all families during pregnancy, birth, postpartum, and beyond.
Since 2020, I have welcomed my second child and entered the lactation profession as a CLC. Breastfeeding doesn't always come easily and I want to provide the tools and encouragement needed to help you overcome any breastfeeding obstacles you may face. I am currently being mentored by some lovely ladies with Milk Guide to earn my IBCLC. Booking with me means you have two minds and hearts working to give you the best support possible!
Grace Hultquist, CLC
I am a CLC based in north central Indiana and I am so excited to be on the Milk Guide team! I’m married to my high school sweetheart, Max, and we have one sweet little boy, Luca!
After having Luca, we dealt with some weight gain issues that were tied to poor feeding. During this experience, I felt this big tug on my heart to help other families who might be experiencing something similar, but had no idea where to start. I developed a passion for things like normalizing postpartum realities, life with a new baby, breastfeeding education, and giving yourself *grace* in those precious (but sometimes challenging!) moments after bringing baby home. After getting help from an amazing IBCLC, I felt so much more confident in my breastfeeding journey and I knew that this is the field I was meant to be in. I went back to school, obtained my CLC, and am currently working towards my IBCLC alongside the amazing women at Milk Guide!
I feel that the struggles I experienced with Luca can help me relate to other families. I also know that support and education is so important in the lactation space and I am so grateful to be able to provide that for the families I get to help. My goal is to provide compassionate, quality care to every family I meet and I look forward to working with you!
Stephany Sawyer, CBS
I am currently a Certified Breastfeeding Specialist and am on my way to becoming an IBCLC here with the wonderful mentors at Milk Guide. My Story began a few years back in Colorado as I was pursuing my degree in Speech Therapy. I remember hearing one of my instructors mention how closely knit the field of Speech Therapy was to Lactation Consulting. I kept her words in my pocket for years until I gave birth to my son.
The journey and path was beautiful and challenging, but in the first days and weeks of motherhood I realized how vital professional lactation support would be. My son had rising bilirubin levels in his blood and as a result, our main care provider no longer advised nursing. Nevertheless, I trusted my gut feeling and got a second opinion from a couple of Lactation Consultants. I was quickly given the tools and confidence to nurse my baby just as I had longed to. The experience was life giving for me and my family.
Since then I began to pursue the opportunity to provide this amazing care, education, and support to others. Just as the old saying goes "You don't know what you don't know." It is nothing short of an honor and joy to come alongside families in a time of new beginnings and challenging change. I look forward to helping you with any and all of your feeding goals!