In the beginning, breastfeeding can be challenging, and the experience is different for each person. This is why Children’s Physicians offers certified lactation consultants to help moms feel more confident and relaxed with the breastfeeding process.
Our lactation consultants can help with issues such as:
• Breastfeeding education before delivery
• Finding the right breastfeeding position
• Latching problems
• Supply issues
• Infant weight loss
• Soreness and painful feedings
• Feeding twins and multiples
• Maintaining milk supply after returning to work
• Pumping and storage of breast milk
• Reassurance and support
Each of our lactation consultants is a registered nurse certified by the International Board of Certified Lactation Consultants, the highest certification available for lactation consultants. To learn more about our lactation consultants or to schedule a FREE Get-To-Know-You visit with one of your board-certified providers, call your Children’s Physicians office today.
Meet Our Team
Jeri Boone, RN, IBCLC, RLC, received her nursing degree from Methodist College of Nursing. She has worked in the field of maternal/child health care, childbirth education and nursing education. She has been a board-certified lactation consultant since 1996 and helped launch the Children's Physicians lactation program in 2009.
Tammi Martin, RN, IBCLC, received her BSN from UNMC in 1991 and earned her IBCLC certification in 1999. She has worked in childbirth education and the mother/baby health fields. She also serves as a lactation consultant at Children's Hospital & Medical Center.
Leigh Nass, RN, IBCLC, has been a nurse at the Children's Physicians, Eagle Run office since 2013. Before coming to Children's Physicians, she worked in labor and delivery, as well as post-partum care, for five years. She became an international board-certified lactation consultant in 2012 and enjoys helping new moms and babies succeed with breastfeeding.
Ann Schuchardt, RN, IBCLC, received a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from Methodist College of Nursing. She has been a board-certified lactation consultant since 2009. She joins the Children's Physicians lactation team with experience in the field of maternal/child health and has practiced lactation consultation at both University of Nebraska Medical Center and Methodist Women's Hospital.
Nicole Wallin, RN, CPN, IBCLC, has been with Children's Physicians for more than nine years, most recently as a staff RN at the Bellevue office. She has also worked in pediatric and NICU settings. She became an international board-certified lactation consultant (IBCLC) in 2013, and enjoys helping new moms reach their breastfeeding goals.
Erin Loucks, M.D., IBCLC, is a board‐certified pediatrician and a board‐certified lactation consultant. She earned her medical degree at University of Nebraska School of Medicine and completed her pediatrics residency through the Creighton‐Nebraska Universities Health Foundation pediatrics residency program. She joined Children's Physicians in 2006 and became an international board‐certified lactation consultant in 2009.