Lactation Care of Macon is the private practice of Denise Stroud, and Lee McWilliams, both International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLC). With over twenty-five years of combined experience, they provide private lactation consulting by appointment.
Denise is the mother of four children who were all breastfed. She experienced firsthand some of the obstacles that can challenge a mother and baby as they learn the art of breastfeeding. As a result of her personal experiences, Denise is committed to supporting and encouraging mothers who want to breastfeed.
A Macon native, Denise sees a need for breastfeeding support in the Middle Georgia community. She has led community support groups as a breastfeeding counselor through the Middle Georgia Chapter of Breastfeeding USA and continues to volunteer with the organization.
Denise is a member of International Lactation Consultant Association (ILCA), United States Lactation Consultant Association (USLCA), Southeastern Lactation Consultant Association (SELCA), and Breastfeeding USA.
Lee is the mother of one child who was successfully breastfed for well over a year at a time when breastfeeding was not supported or encouraged. She felt the need to justify her decision to breastfeed continuously and many times her husband was her only support. Having survived near constant criticism and judgement, Lee is determined to provide unlimited support and care for mothers who wish to breastfeed their babies.
Lee received her BSN from the University of Miami and her nursing career has been primarily caring for women and children. After many years as a Labor and Delivery nurse she became an IBCLC in 1999. She has provided lactation care to the women of Middle Georgia at both Coliseum Medical Centers and the Medical Center Navicent Health. She has provided lactation education to expectant parents as well as staff nurses, student nurses at Wesleyan College and pediatric and family medicine residents at Mercer University School of Medicine.
Denise and Lee are committed to providing the very best lactation care and support to the women of Middle Georgia.