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Lactation Consultation

Nurtured Foundation is happy to be able to provide in-home
lactation consultation to our families in need of such vital support!

In-Home Lactation Consultation

Briana Violand, IBCLC & Kaci Godbehere, CLC

Breast/chest-feeding is natural and has numerous benefits to both the parent and baby, but it is not always easy. Briana & Kaci have helped parents with proper breast/chest-feeding management, latching, positioning, engorgement, oversupply, low supply, plugged ducts, ankyloglossia (tongue-tie), pumping, slow weight gain, IGT and more.

Bringing home a new baby can be stressful at times, but breastfeeding doesn’t have to be. Briana & Kaci can help!

Briana Violand, IBCLC

After Briana obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Tiffin University in 2006, she quickly found that it was not her passion. It wasn’t until she got married and started a family, however, that she realized what made her whole. With three children, 7 years of personal breastfeeding experience, and countless hours of education and training, Briana officially became an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC)!

Briana finds true joy in helping people. And it is her honor and privilege to be a part of some of the most precious moments in a family’s life. Her goals are to educate, share “evidence-based” knowledge, and help each family reach their own personal breastfeeding goals.

Briana supports clients in the Cleveland area including Lorain & Cuyahoga counties. She serves within a 40-mile radius of 44001. (Visits outside this radius available for an extra fee.)


Kaci Godbehere, CLC

Kaci’s education started with a Bachelor’s of Science in International Business and French. She was always interested in other cultures and customs, and eventually became very interested in how other countries balanced family and professional life, particularly for mothers and maternity leave.

After becoming a mother in 2013 to twins, and resolving herself to be able to exclusively breastfeed both, she became very interested in the science behind breastfeeding, as well as the rights for breastfeeding mothers, and advocacy for mothers.

She had a home birth for her third child in 2015, and soon after decided she wanted to help support other mothers and their choices for birth, breastfeeding, and parenting. In 2019, she was able to receive her training and complete her exam to become a Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC) with ALPP.  Her focus is on traveling to new mothers in the safety and comfort of their home for breastfeeding help and support.

Kaci serves Stark, Summit, and surrounding counties including: Massillon, Canton, North Canton, Akron, Mogadore, Wadsworth, Barberton, Canal Fulton, Clinton, Fairlawn, Medina,Copley, and south into Narvarre, Dover, New Philadelphia, Kidron, Bolivar, Strasburg, Mt Eaton, Wilmot, Brewster, and Beach City.


Both Briana & Kaci are independent contractors with Nurtured Foundation.  Rest assured, they have met the exceptional standards of care that Nurtured Foundation is founded on.

lactation support
Prenatal Breastfeeding Class

  • private in-home
  • discuss expectations/concerns
  • getting off to a good start/benefits
  • latch & positioning, hand expression
  • pumping & storage guidelines
  • demonstrations & handouts also provided

First Home Visit

  • two hours long
  • birth story, review health history of mother/baby
  • discuss concerns
  • latch & positioning, hand expression
  • baby oral assessment
  • pre/post feed for transfer weight (infant baby scale provided)
  • observe complete feed
  • provide support, help with latching/positioning, etc.
  • care plan provided and sent to pediatrician
  • follow up phone calls, emails, and texts provided for 2 weeks after appointment

Back To Work Visit

  • private in-home
  • discuss questions/concerns
  • demonstrate/help with hand expression, pumping, & milk storage guidelines
  • troubleshoot any workplace issues
  • follow up phone calls, emails, and texts also provided for 2 weeks after appointment

Total Lactation Bundle

  • private in-home prenatal breastfeeding class
  • first home visit during first week postpartum
  • back to work pumping visit
  • follow up phone calls, emails, and texts also provided for 2 weeks after appointment

Follow Up Visit

  • sometimes another visit is recommended or desired, so this is offered to you at a reduced rate
  • address all questions/concerns
  • observe a feeding
  • pre/post weights if necessary


Just wanted to write and say how incredibly helpful Briana was when I reached out to receive help with breastfeeding shortly after my son was born in November. Her prompt response to my request for a visit was so appreciated by my husband and me and thanks to her, we were able to identify a tongue tie and have it corrected that week. She has also answered many follow-up questions via email and text and is so generous with her time and knowledge. Thank you for everything, Briana!
Maria M.

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