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 ...

Nadine
Like so many mamas, I really struggled with breastfeeding my firstborn. So many things went wrong,  and I ended up pumping for over 8 months. When I had my second baby, I was determined to give nursing another shot. Jessica... (read more)
- Nadine
Caitlyn
Jessica is truly remarkable. She helped me feel comfortable, confident and empowered in my breastfeeding journey. Although I had read many books and gotten advise from friends, having Jessica come to our house and coach us on nursing made ALL... (read more)
- Caitlyn
Miranda
Jessica is the perfect balance between knowledge, compassion, and patience! Being a first time mom, I needed so much guidance on all things breastfeeding and Jessica helped ease all of my concerns and questions - no matter how big or... (read more)
- Miranda
Ariana
My baby was born with 5 mouth ties resulting in a horrendous start to breastfeeding. I struggled with extreme pain, mastitis, over production, blisters and the list goes on and on. I worked with an LC prior and looking back... (read more)
- Ariana
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

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!