About Happy Baby Lactation
Maya Radoccia-Kennen, BSW, IBCLC
International Board Certified Lactation Consultant
I have developed a strong understanding of successful lactation and nursing a baby through a combination of professional development and personal experience. My clinical experience first began as a social worker and Breastfeeding Peer Counselor for at-risk families in rural Arizona. This soon sparked an interest in the field of lactation as I watched parents struggle to breast/chest feed due to a lack of professional support.
In 2010 I became an IBCLC and started out at the Flagstaff Medical Center while also opening a private practice. I then worked as the IBCLC for the Flagstaff Birth and Women’s Center for 4 years. In addition to my private practice I also now run northern Arizona’s only non-profit Lactation Center, High Country Lactation Care. Over the last 12 years it has been my joy to assist 1,000’s of families in their lactation journey!
As a mother of 3 children, I have experienced the many joys and benefits of nursing. But also experienced many of the real life challenges like sleep deprivation, breast infections, breastfeeding a NICU baby, postpartum depression and pumping and working to name a few.
I believe that breast/chest feeding is the biological norm and that babies and birthing and lactating parents are capable of amazing things! My professional passion lies in helping families achieve their lactation goals with competent, evidence-based, compassionate and experienced support.
Being a part of the lives of the families I serve is a great honor and pleasure. I see breast/chest feeding as a means to a healthier, happier world!