Rachel O'Brien

International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC)

5 years of experience

Lives in MetroWest, MA

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Experience & Education

Master of Arts in Human Lactation, Union Institute & University '15
Professional Experience
Private Practice - Present
Lactation Consultant, UMASS Memorial Hospital, 2016-2020

Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Insurance Accepted

    Visits Reimbursed By Insurer

    (WellNested will submit the claims paperwork for you!)

    For more information, read our FAQs.

  • Allways
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA
  • Cigna
  • Fallon
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Health Plans (part of Harvard Pilgrim)
  • Tufts
  • Visits Fully Covered

    In-network, no upfront cost

  • Aetna
  • UniCare
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    Areas Served

    Acton, Ashland, Concord, Framingham, Hudson, Lincoln, Lexington, Maynard, Marlborough, Natick, Needham, Sudbury, Stow, Wayland, Waltham, Wellesley and Weston Other towns upon request, may incur a $50 travel fee

    What's a visit with me like?

    During my visits expect an upbeat, laid-back vibe. My virtual visits are up to 90 mins and can include a full health history, oral function exam for your baby, a breastfeeding session, a pumping session, working with your baby and a bottle- I will tailor it to your needs and your family. If breastfeeding or chestfeeding we will weight baby before and after feeding. When you book with me, it includes 2 weeks of follow up via email/text/secure messaging for every appointment

    Describe your philosophy towards breastfeeding and feeding.
    I provide guilt-free, no judgement help for families who are breastfeeding, chestfeeding, pumping, and/or bottle feeding. My goal is to help you feed your baby in the way that works best for the whole family!

    What is your favorite part of working with new parents and infants?
    I love when parents get to know their baby as a person- when both sides figure out how to communicate. Babies are so complex and fascinating and when parents figure out how to speak baby, it's pure magic.

    Describe any particular areas of expertise related to feeding
    Low milk supply, bottle refusal, pumping and exclusive pumping, tongue and lip tie, LGBTQIA+ families


    “Rachel was amazing. She was incredibly knowledgeable but she also was sympathetic and comforting. I left our visit feeling prepared and understood.”

    Megan, Virtual Visit – Boston, MA
    July 2020

    “Exactly what I needed”

    Danielle,Virtual Visit – MetroWest, MA
    May 2020