Avery Mae is very excited to be here

Avery Mae is very excited to be here


Stephanie elliott, ibclc, cpm

My name is Stephanie and I am a International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), a midwife, a health educator and public health advocate. I have supported families in lactation and infant feeding since 2009 as a midwife, and since 2015 as an IBCLC. I have helped hundreds of parent-baby dyads learn to feed and I'm very aware of and empathetic to the challenges of those early moments. I believe in nonjudgmental support to help you achieve your infant feeding goals and to make it a pleasurable, fulfilling experience. While nursing your baby is "natural," it is not always easy, and the support of a trained professional is often the way to find a manageable strategy to continue to nurse.

I was educated at and subsequently practiced midwifery at the Alma Birth Center in Southeast Portland, Oregon, until the autumn of 2015. I received my bachelor’s degree in Public Health and Health Sciences from the OHSU/PSU School of Public Health in 2019, and I am now working my way towards a Masters in Public Health in Epidemiology. Research and teaching are my greatest passions and I’m delighted to bring the best health science and research to new families to help them make informed decisions and understand the amazing ways that bodies can work.

When I am not immersed in the world of babies, birth, or academia, I love smashing the patriarchy, playing and snuggling with my amazing toddler Avery, digging in my garden, watching birds at my bird feeder, reading, writing, hanging out with my silver lab, Gilly, cooking, and spending time with my family and friends.