Forrester Lactation

Susan Forrester, MA, IBCLC, RLC

Breastfeeding Your Way.

Your Baby. Your Experience. 

About Susan

Susan is the mother of three children and originally from Los Angeles, California. She moved to the East Coast in 1987 to attend graduate school in New York City. In 1998, she became an accredited La Leche League Leader in Connecticut and helped to start a La Leche League (breastfeeding support) Group in West Hartford. In 2002, after extensive training and studying, she became an IBCLC (International Board Certified Lactation Consultant) and has re-certified in 2007, 2012 and most recently in 2017.

Susan is available to help with all your breastfeeding needs whether it is before your baby is born or afterwards.

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Feel free to check out her testimonials below or all her reviews on Google.

While Susan is our office's only IBCLC, when you call the office you will likely speak with Alexis. Alexis will provide basic breastfeeding information as well as explain and book appointments. You may also speak with Lauren, Susan's intern who is soon to be an IBCLC. Both Lauren and Alexis will be able to help you with your  breastfeeding questions until you can be seen for a consult. 


Susan’s professional standards and practices fall under HIPAA legal guidelines which is a a US law designed to provide privacy standards to protect patients' medical records and other health information provided to health plans, doctors, hospitals and other health care providers. These standards provide patients with access to their medical records and more control over how their personal health information is used and disclosed.


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Breastfeeding Services

Breastfeeding Consults

Susan offers private consults from her cozy West Hartford office or via telehealth if that suits your needs better. 

Prenatal Consults

Prior to beginning your breastfeeding journey, Susan will go over in great detail what to expect in the early days following the birth of your child.

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"Breastfeeding my newborn was painful before I called Susan.  She is a knowledgeable coach who provides guilt-free, no-nonsense lactation advice with the goal of keeping baby fed and mom relaxed and happy.  With her many years of experience and connections with other traditional and alternative health care providers, Susan identified a more complicated issue with my son and referred me to others who helped solve the problem.  She is a godsend!"

Monet G of Avon, CT

Contact Us

If you have questions about fees and insurance coverage, please read all the information provided on the Fees & Insurance page. If you need further clarification, fill out the contact form below and someone from the office will contact you back within 24 hours. You are welcome to call us and leave a message at 860-255-8583 at any time of day but email might be faster.

485 New Park Ave 
West Hartford, CT 06110
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