Rockville Lactation

Lynnette Hafken, MA, IBCLC

Lactation Consultant

text/call: (240) 888-2123   |   se habla español

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Coronavirus policy: Consultations are available both in home and over encrypted video-chat. For in-home visits, I ask that household members over the age of 9 wear a mask and wash their hands prior to my visit. If anyone in your household or mine develop a cough, cold or flu-like symptoms, loss of smell, shortness of breath, or a fever, we will cancel our appointment and rebook a telehealth visit at your convenience.

The views expressed in these articles do not reflect the official views of any of my employers, past or present.

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Romper

March 11, 2020

"...'[T]he more breastfeeding a baby does in the early days, the greater the overall milk production,' Hafken says. 'If a mother is separated from her baby, she can hand express and pump her milk to encourage her body to make more.'" [more]

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Romper

February 19, 2020

"Just because something is natural, smells nice, and can be used in cooking does not mean the concentrated volatile compounds — the essential oils — are benign when slathered on the skin or breathed into the lungs," lactation consultant Lynette [sic] Hafken, MA, IBCLC, tells Romper. [more]

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Insider

December 18, 2019

Your body will continue to make breast milk while pregnant, but it won't taste as sweet in the second half of pregnancy. Because that's when you start producing a substance called colostrum, which will change the composition and flavor of your milk, says Lynnette Hafken, an international board-certified lactation consultant (IBCLC) in Rockville, Maryland. [more]

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11 Old Wives Tales About Breastmilk That Are Hilariously Untrue

Romper

August 20, 2019

Myth #9: You Need To "Toughen Up" Your Nipples Before Nursing

Please don't. “Nipple skin does not ‘toughen' or form calluses. It is similar to lip tissue in that it works best when kept supple by sufficient moisture and general hydration, and injuries such as cracks are prevented or treated quickly,” Hafken says. [more]

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Romper

December 17, 2019

"Freezer burn can happen to any food, due to drying out and oxidation," Lynnette Hafken MS, IBCLC with Rockville Lactation tells Romper. [more]

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Romper

August 13, 2019

Hafken says that some women describe mastitis to her as feeling like they have been "hit by a truck,” “hallucinating from fever dreams,” and breasts that feel "like they’re on fire," in addition to the physical symptoms seen in the breast. "It can come on suddenly or be preceded by clogged milk ducts or blocked nipple pores. [more]

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MARWIC Times

Spring 2012

Children's Hospital offers a new lactation program for women enrolled in the WIC program in the Skyland section of Southeast

WASHINGTON, DC - December, 21, 2011: Lactation consultant Lynnette Hafken demonstrates how to extract breast milk to a pregnant woman in the WIC program in Washington, DC. Children's Hospital offers a new lactation program for women enrolled in the WIC program in the Skyland section of Southeast. 

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