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 ...

Jessica was such an integral part of my breastfeeding journey. Without her, I 100% believe there would not have been a breastfeeding journey for us. When we started, I was in intense pain and worst of all, my daughter was... (read more)
- Crystal
Truly blessed and thankful for coming across Jessica. I really don’t know if I would still be breastfeeding my baby today without HER help. As a first time mom, I really didn't have a clue what I was doing -... (read more)
- Karina
I am so thankful I was introduced to this wonderful woman and have her help to make it through some difficulties that would have ended our breastfeeding journey too soon had she not been there. I met Jessica around the... (read more)
- Kylee
I truly don’t know if I would still be breastfeeding my little one today without the help and support of Jessica during the first 2 months postpartum. I initially met with Jessica as a first time mom overwhelmed by breastfeeding. She... (read more)
- Mackenzie
I can’t recommend Jessica enough. Knowing that I had so many issues with breastfeeding with my first child, I reached out to Jessica as soon as my second baby was born. I was so impressed with her knowledge & level... (read more)
- Lakin
When I initially reached out to Jessica, I was worried I was going to have to completely stop breastfeeding. I was struggling with constant nipple irritation and pain and I thought it was only going to get worse. Jessica came... (read more)
- Erica
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

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!