About Ashley Barrett
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Weber State University, Ogden, UT, 2008.
International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC, RLC), L-107832, Exp 2021.
Lactation Educator, Arizona State University course, completed September 2015.
Certified Babywearing Educator, The Babywearing Institute, Certified May 2013.
Founder and Lactation Educator, Nurturing Bonds Breastfeeding Circle, July 2016-present
Boba Ambassador, 2014-present.
Founder and Former Leader, Corvallis Babywearers, May 2012-September 2015.
Former LLL Leader, LLL of Utah, Oregon, and Oklahoma, September 2011-July 2016.
Professional and Local Affiliations
ILCA (International Lactation Consultant Association) student member 2015-present
USLCA (United States Lactation Consultant Association) student member 2016-present
OKLCA (Oklahoma Lactation Consultant Association) member 2015-present
Oklahoma Healthy Birth Alliance member 2016-present
COBA (Coalition of Oklahoma Breastfeeding Advocates) member 2015-present
HEART Birth Professionals of Central Oklahoma member 2015-present
Linn Benton Lincoln Breastfeeding Coalition member 2012-2015
I have been babywearing and breastfeeding since my first son was born in 2008. I have worn all three of my children from infancy through toddlerhood and beyond. I am a Certified Babywearing Educator through The Babywearing Institute (certified May 2013).
In my breastfeeding journey I have personally battled varying degrees of tongue and lip ties with all 3 of my children, nipple confusion, nipple shields, mastitis, plugged ducts, oversupply and overactive let down, sucking issues, and several other breastfeeding problems. These issues are the reason why I wanted to become a lactation consultant. I wanted to help mothers and families avoid or more easily work through many of the issues that I went through myself. I have had the opportunities to educate myself further in tongue and lip ties and continually seek out more information so that I can specialize in infant sucking issues. As an Lactation Educator, a volunteer breastfeeding supporter, and an IBCLC, I have had the opportunity to help hundreds of mothers through breastfeeding difficulties and be a support through normal breastfeeding concerns and expectations. I provide non-judgmental support and help you meet YOUR breastfeeding goals.
I am an IBCLC (International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, RLC (Registered Lactation Consultant. I earned my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology degree from Weber State University (I completed two years of American Sign Language to fulfill the extra requirements to receive a Bachelor of Arts degree) in Ogden, UT and began a babywearing group there when my oldest son was a young toddler. I began Corvallis Babywearers in Oregon when I saw parents wearing against manufacturer's guidelines and in an unsafe manner. I listened to many local parents tell me about their experiences. I learned that most didn't know other options for carriers even existed besides the two options that were sold at the local baby shop! After being on a tight budget myself and having to make babywearing work on such a small budget I knew there was a need in the community to offer a lending library so parents could try out other carriers. Corvallis Babywearers was established May 26, 2012. After my husband received his PhD from Oregon State University, our family moved to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma in 2015. In Oklahoma City, I prepared for and certified as an IBCLC. I have enjoyed assisting many mothers in the metro area prepare for and breastfeed their babies.
I am a HEART birth professional.
Additional Continuing Education and Courses of Note