Forrester Lactation

Susan Forrester, MA, IBCLC, RLC

Breastfeeding Your Way.

Your Baby. Your Experience. 

About Susan

With over 22 years of experience helping families feed babies, I am ready to help you work towards your breastfeeding goals. I am the mother of three children and originally from Los Angeles, California, having moved to NY in 1987 to attend graduate school.  I then relocated in West Hartford, CT, where I became La Leche League Leader and in 2002, I became an IBCLC  -- an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant.

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

I am thrilled to welcome Lauren Akers, IBCLC to the practice. Lauren, originally from Perth, Australia, lived in England and Singapore, before settling here in Connecticut. She has been a birth and postpartum doula for 14 years an has spent the last 2 years training with me. When you hire Lauren, you are receiving an experienced and compassionate lactation consultant. 

We are both here to help with all your breastfeeding needs whether it is before your baby is born or afterwards. We welcome all family types and feeding preferences. For more information about costs, please read the Fees & Insurance page. 


Additionally, you if you call, you will likely  speak with Alexis who will answer all your questions regarding scheduling, fees and will offer some basic breastfeeding support as needed. 


Our 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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Susan Forrester, IBCLC
Lauren Akers, IBCLC

About Breastfeeding


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