About Elevation Lactation
Elevation Lactation is committed to supporting families, and their unique and individual feeding needs, free from judgement and with compassion.
Whether you are breastfeeding, chestfeeding, pumping, using formula, are pregnant, have questions about returning to work, or have special circumstances, our inclusive approach welcomes families of any age, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, income level, marital status, etc.
Elevation Lactation is a paperless practice, enabling easy and secure communication, while staying eco-friendly and reducing waste. We strive to maintain a modern, and easily accessible interface to protect your privacy and serve you effectively. By getting some of the paperwork out of the way before our visit, we will have more time to spend on YOU during the visit. Please let us know if you have any questions about our paperless practice.
Natalie lives in Denver with her husband and three children. Her passion for breastfeeding began when her oldest daughter was born preterm. Her own struggle to breastfeed, and find adequate lactation support, led her down the path to supporting others in their breastfeeding journey. Each of her three breastfeeding experiences came with its own individual celebrations and challenges, and she truly values the unique experience of every breastfeeding family.
Natalie is an IBCLC (International Board Certified Lactation Consultant), and has a degree in Medical Anthropology from NYU. She founded the Facebook group Badass Breastfeeders of Colorado in 2012, and has enjoyed facilitating the group through its exponential growth. In addition, Natalie volunteers for a number of local and national breastfeeding organizations.
Natalie enjoys swimming just about anywhere, cooking, and spending time with her family. She loves reading 100 year old British murder mysteries! Above all else, Natalie enjoys learning more about any topic that interests her - of which there are many! Her family also includes two dogs - Dottie and Rocky - and a guinea pig named Willow.
Mia is passionate about helping others and loves working with families to help them meet their goals. She was drawn to lactation counseling after her experiences breastfeeding her son. There were difficulties related to oral anatomy and oversupply, but the biggest challenge was finding the right person for support. Now, she wants to help others through their feeding journeys so they can feel listened to, cared for, and supported.
Mia is currently a student pursuing her degree in Human Lactation Studies with a focus on advocating for diversity and inclusion in lactation. After graduating, she will take the exam to become an IBCLC in 2023. Previously, she worked as a vision therapist helping children and adults of all ages and abilities in one-on-one sessions. She has seen how fulfilling it can be to help support families through education and cooperative problem-solving. She looks forward to continuing to use these skills and learning even more to help others in their breastfeeding journeys.
During the summer, you can find Mia with her husband, son, and two dogs camping in the mountains. The whole family loves to be outside, whether it be roller skating, paddle boarding, or making snowballs in the winter. Mia even skated with Team Korea at the Roller Derby World Cup in 2018! To relax and decompress, she loves to read and listen to audiobooks - fantasy and modern fairy tale retellings are the favorites right now.