Welcome to the Milk Box!

Hi there! I’m so glad we’ve found each other!

As a mother of two, I have personally struggled with breastfeeding and a myriad of other lactation issues. I was shocked at how challenging and complex breastfeeding could be after I had my first in 2017. After seeing several Lactation Consultants, I felt lead to undergo the years of training and education required in order to sit for my boards and become an Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). I have a background in nutrition/dietetics, a bachelors in biology from TCU, and an interest in all things wellness. Caring for others and helping them reach their wellness goals is my lifelong passion and brings me such joy.

My desire is to equip you with knowledge, empower you with actionable steps, and arm you with support so that you can enjoy this exciting time.

When I share my enthusiasm for the world of lactation, it isn’t me simply chatting about something trivial or getting on a soap box! Becoming a parent is one of the most challenging adjustments that one can face and we need to support each other!

It’s not a soap box…it’s the Milk Box!

Jessica Koiner, IBCLC

IBCLC stands for International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. It is the highest level of certification and training a practitioner in lactation can carry. It’s much different than a lactation consultant (LC), a certified lactation consultant (CLC), or a lactation specialist.

Specifically, IBCLCs have a health sciences undergraduate degree, a minimum of 95 hours of additional lactation-specific education through an authorized institution, at least 700 hours of supervised clinical experience, and also must pass a rigorous board examination. They also must keep up minimum continuing education credits (at least 75 CERPs every 5 years), be certified in CPR, and continually practice as a lactation consultant. IBCLCs also adhere to the Code of Professional Conduct. More info about the IBLCE organization here. Find out if your lactation consultant is IBCLC-credentialed here.

Jessica’s IBCLC credential # is: L-302808

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Thanks to the Milk Box ...

Alex
Jessica helped me so much. I had multiple problems including an overactive let down, oversupply, and my son had lip and tongue ties. She helped me navigate the best approaches to use to ensure both me and my son were... (read more)
- Alex
Keilah (mom of 2)
Breastfeeding baby #2 has, by far, been easier but has still come with its own set of challenges. Jessica is a HUGE part of my breastfeeding success story with my oldest, so I reached out to her again for help.... (read more)
- Keilah (mom of 2)
Annie
I reached out to Jessica with many concerns about our breastfeeding journey. She helped me find specialists to get my son the support he needed with his oral ties. Most importantly, she empowered me to make the best choices for... (read more)
- Annie
Erika
Literally can’t give enough praise to Jessica! My milk supply was slow to come in so I pumped and bottle fed for 3 months. I was worried my little one wouldn’t breastfeed so I called Jessica for help. After one... (read more)
- Erika
Meredith
I thought breastfeeding would come easily but I was definitely wrong! After feeling defeated and giving up, I decided to reach out to Jessica to give it one last shot. She came in and brought so much reassurance to our... (read more)
- Meredith
Hanna
As a first time mom, the idea of breastfeeding and getting the right nutrition to my baby was incredibly overwhelming. It was a whole world and realm of knowledge that I had no experience with. Thankfully, Jessica, with The Milk... (read more)
- Hanna
Keilah
As a pediatric nurse practitioner, I’ve counseled and educated lots of mama’s on breastfeeding, even before I became a mama myself. The thing is, no one tells you how HARD breastfeeding actually is. You always wonder if you’re doing something... (read more)
- Keilah

Is this normal?

I often find myself not only answering the following questions, but asking them as a nursing mother myself. It’s a confusing world out there with so many opinions, and baby brain is real. Have you asked yourself any of these questions?


If you’re asking yourself even one of these questions, let me help you!