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In-home and in-office lactation support for families throughout East Tennessee. Virtual support everywhere.


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East Tennessee Lactation is staffed by International Board Certified Lactation Consultants. We offer prenatal and lactation consults in the comfort of your own home. Now serving most areas of East Tennessee, including Athens, Chattanooga, Cleveland, Lenoir City, Knoxville, Newport, Sevierville, and more!

Do you have questions about feeding your baby?
Perhaps you

need to know:

  • how do I know my baby is getting enough milk?

  • how do I increase my supply?

  • why is my baby gassy?

  • why does breastfeeding hurt?

  • is my baby allergic to my milk (no, probably not).

  • why is my baby fussy?

  • why does my baby have colic?

  • does my baby have a lip or tongue tie?

  • is my baby constipated?

  • how do I use my pump?

  • does my flange fit?

  • what bottle do I need?

  • how long can you store breastmilk?

  • how do I feed twins (triplets)?



We can help with that!

If you've been looking for answers about feeding your baby, you've come to the right place. As private practice lactation consultants, we have worked with a wide variety of tricky breastfeeding and bottle-feeding issues, and we're here to help. Breastfeeding can be confusing and lonely when it isn't going well. You don't have to settle for that.  

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Meet Rachel and Mandy - your local IBCLCs with East Tennessee Lactation!

We love supporting mothers and babies! If you'd like to know more about our "why", follow the link below! 

Rachel Martinez
Owner, IBCLC

Mandy Rodgers

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Lactation support with
East Tennessee Lactation

The IBCLCs with East Tennessee Lactation meet you where you are, literally! We love serving families in the comfort of their own home. We strive to offer the highest quality of lactation care and serve families with compassion, understanding, and kindness. We offer a variety of services to get you on track with feeding your baby.


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"Rachel is AMAZING and I would HIGHLY recommend! She is extremely knowledgeable about breast feeding/pumping/and all things associated! I went from having high stress and anxiety regarding feeding my 2 day old to NO stress because of the help I got from her. She was very quick to respond when I called and understood the importance of making a visit happen quickly due to my baby not latching. She is very personable during her visits and makes everything so easy to understand. She’s also more than happy to answer the millions of questions my husband and I had for her."

Loren S.

"I recently had an in home consult with Rachel and I knew within the first few minutes of speaking with her she takes her job seriously. She took an extremely detailed history and allowed me to address all of my concerns. Rachel is very knowledgeable on more than just breastfeeding; she also provided insight on our issue of possible food allergy/intolerances. Her interaction with my son was great as well. She thoroughly examined his mouth, as well as our latch while explaining everything she was looking for along with her findings. I think she’s a great provider and I’m so happy with our visit. I would recommend her to anyone having any issues on their breastfeeding journey."


"Rachel was a blessing to me, and truly saved my breastfeeding journey. I was nervous to breastfeed my second child after having a difficult experience with my first. Rachel helped me prepare by building my confidence and giving me lots of information. She helped after my baby was born tremendously. I highly recommend her; she is incredibly knowledgeable and supportive!"

Danielle B.

Who do we serve?

The IBCLCs with East Tennessee Lactation serve families all over East Tennessee (travel fees may apply). This includes Chattanooga, Knoxville, Sevierville, and the areas in-between, including:

  • Alcoa

  • Athens

  • Benton

  • Birchwood

  • Calhoun

  • Chattanooga

  • Cleveland

  • Cosby

  • Dandridge

  • Dayton

  • Decateur

  • Delano

  • Englewood

  • Etowah

  • Gatlinburg

  • Greenback

  • Kingston

  • Knoxville

  • Lenoir City

  • Loudon

  • Reliance

  • Riceville

  • Soddy Daisy

  • Spring City

  • Sweetwater

  • Tellico

  • Tellico Village

  • Vonore


        And more!


  • Madisonville

  • Maryville

  • McDonald

  • Newport

  • Niota

  • Oak Ridge

  • Ocoee

  • Old Fort

  • Ooltewah

  • Philadelphia

Not sure if we serve your area? Reach out to us now!

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