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Welcome to Arlington Lactation & Feeding Therapy, your one-stop shop for judgement-free feeding support for your newborn, infant, and toddler.

I'm Susan Howard. Registered Nurse. Lactation Consultant and Mom. My mission is to help the whole family thrive while meeting their feeding goals. 

I offer compassionate, evidence-based feeding support.

I specialize in complex feeding situations at the breast, the bottle, and the table. My expertise includes tongue ties, feeding difficulties, slow weight gain, low-milk supply, and bottle-refusing babies.

Welcome. I'm so glad you're here.

Virtual 1:1 feeding support when you need it

It might be hard to believe that a 60 minute virtual visit can be helpful and productive. With a little planning and use of technology, we can work on ALL sorts of feeding issues from:

  • latching

  • positioning

  • pumping

  • flange fit

  • bottle skills

  • starting solids

  • and more

Arlington Lactation is synonymous with providing the most comprehensive and quality care to mothers and babies.  Complex feeding situations are my specialty.


If you suspect a tongue tie, have milk supply concerns, or difficult feedings,  I can help.  My goal is to provide compassionate, evidenced-based feeding support to help soon-to-be, new and seasoned families blend the art of nursing with the science ​of feeding their child.

If you enjoy learning about the 'why' as much as the 'how' when it comes to feeding, we will make a good pair.

I am skilled at virtual visits and I am looking forward to working with you!

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 Come learn with me. 

It's okay to feel lost when it comes to feeding your baby.   Most parents feel totally clueless.

I offer a variety of classes -- LIVE, virtually, and on-demand (the bolded class titles are available on-demand) for you to view at your pace -- to help you feel more confident and knowledgeable from the first feedings and beyond. 


Supporting you is important to me

Feeding a baby and parenting is not always intuitive. We are not meant to parent alone or in isolation. We need a village to thrive.


Join me at one the FREE support groups I host.  Let's connect and talk strategies.  It's an opportunity to ask your feeding and parenting questions in a judgement-free zone.  You don't have to go it alone.


The Feeding Flock, Working Mom Feeding Flock and School Days Squad are here to provide the safety net you need.

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Learning to feed your baby is an individual experience

I believe that babies are hard-wired to breastfeed, that mothers are strong, amazing women, and that feeding your baby can be the most fulfilling and rewarding aspect of parenting when we overcome the factors causing you stress and pain.

My Favorite Things

Over the years, I have found a few feeding products & tools that are really helpful to new and experienced parents. 
Take a look at some of my favorite things that I often recommend in my classes, workshops, and 1:1 sessions.
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