About Us

We are The Breastfeeding Specialist of Atlanta

Lactation Consultants of Atlanta is the most trusted breastfeeding specialist in the Atlanta area, and our team of lactation consultants are dedicated to assisting nursing families reach their breastfeeding goals anywhere in their journey. 

As Atlanta’s founding private practice we were the first to offer private lactation services in the area. We have been Atlanta’s premier breastfeeding specialist, and have been helping families to breastfeed for over 30 years. 

Our International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLC) are experienced, highly trained professionals, who specialize in working with health care providers to assist nursing mothers and their babies.

Lactation Consultants of Atlanta has been providing personal services in the hospital, in homes and in our office since August, 1988 and have helped thousands of mothers and babies.

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Same Day appointments available by phone call only.

Meet our Lactation Consultants

Breastfeeding SpecialistSharon Birdseye, RN, Licensed IBCLC, RLC

Owner/Director of Clinical Operations  

Sharon Birdseye is the true breastfeeding specialist in Atlanta. She has been helping families to breastfeed as a board certified lactation consultant for over 30 years. She is the foundation on which LCA was built and some might say the Lactation field in Atlanta, having been one of the first to set for her boards in the state of Georgia. She continued that tradition recently with being one of the first to obtain her license after licensure was introduced in the state.

Sharon is a founding member and past president of the Southeastern Lactation Consultants Association (SELCA), member of the International Lactation Consultants Association (ILCA), and the United States Lactation Consultant Association (USLCA).

She is a graduate of Georgia Baptist College of Nursing. In 2015 she was inducted into the Half Century Club of Mercer University by the Georgia Baptist College of nursing Alumni Association. In 2018 she was inducted into their Hall of Honor for her Excellence in Clinical Nursing Practice. She has worked as a registered nurse in cardiology, labor and delivery and OB education.

When Sharon is not in the office, or on the go helping as many mommas and babies as she can, you will find her spending time with her family. She is the proud mother of 3 (now grown) breastfed boys and 2 breastfed granddaughters. If she’s not spending her free time with her granddaughters, you may find her on the golf course working on her swing or possibly participating in Zumba or Tai Chi.

She has a great passion for sharing her knowledge of breastfeeding and has been a guest lecturer for Emory School of Nursing’s midwifery program, SELCA. La Leche league, and CHOA. Sharon has been featured on the news and has published several articles on breastfeeding for La Lache League International.

Sharon has been featured on:

  • CNN
  • 11Alive – link
  • Atlanta Parent Magazine – link
  • fitpregnancy.com – link

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Breastfeeding Specialist

Jana Birdseye, IBCLC

Office Coordinator/ Director of Corporate Lactation 

Jana graduated with honors from the Georgia Northwestern Technical College Lactation Program in December of 2019.  She has a background in retail, marketing, and over 20 years of experience in business management. 

Jana decided she wanted to work in lactation after having a baby born with Down syndrome. She struggled to find good help learning how to breastfeed and knew that she wanted to help other mother’s breastfeed their babies. She also has a passion for helping the working mom because she had to overcome work struggles in corporate America.

Jana’s favorite thing about about working at LCA is knowing that she is carrying on a legacy while building a future for herself and her family. She loves the satisfaction of helping families to breastfeed and reach their breastfeeding goals.  

Jana is married with 2 kids and 2 dogs (one is grown and the other is beginning elementary school). Jana also has 1 grandson who calls her Gigi. 

When Jana is not in the office or helping moms and babies, you can find her reading, swimming, and playing outdoors with her daughter and grandson. Her favorite food is Mexican, especially chips and queso dip.  

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Breastfeeding Specialist

Jean Howington, BA, Licensed IBCLC, RLC

Jean is a licensed International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), with a background in parent education and family advocacy and support. She received a Bachelor Degree from Presbyterian College, and studied lactation at Georgia Northwestern Technical College. Jean is also a Better Brains for Babies Community Outreach Educator and an Authorized Facilitator for Darkness to Light’s Stewards of Children child sexual abuse awareness and prevention training. Her favorite thing about working with Lactation Consultants of Atlanta is the relaxed, family atmosphere. Jean enjoys spending time with her family, gardening, reading and making soap. She loves anything coffee or chocolate.

Jean is currently a member of the Southeastern Lactation Consultant Association (SELCA) and the United States Lactation Consultant Association (USLCA).

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Breastfeeding Specialist

Melissa Clackum, IBCLC

Office Assistant

Melissa is a graduate of the Georgia Northwestern Technical College Lactation Program. Melissa started with LCA as a student intern, and quickly worked her way into the position of office assistant and then on into being one of our consultants. Melissa has such a love for working with breastfeeding families and sharing her knowledge. 

Melissa has a passion for breastfeeding and has breastfed all four of her children. She is proud to have breastfed for over eight years (3 different children). Melissa says, “I want to be able to help other mothers meet their breastfeeding goals.” Her favorite thing about working at LCA is getting to help moms and babies.  When she’s not busy doing stuff for LCA you’ll find Melissa spending time with her family. Melissa is happily married, and has 4 amazing children (1 girl, 3 boys). Melissa’s hobbies include gardening, embroidering t-shirts, watching her children’s sports, and watching University of Kentucky basketball. 

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Lilian “Lily” Rosales Madrid, IBCLC

Lily is a graduate of the Georgia Northwestern Technical College Human Lactation Program. Lily started at LCA as a student intern and quickly proved her worth coming back to officially join the team after passing her board exams in the spring of 2021.  She loves being able to encourage and educate other women by helping them reach their personal breastfeeding goals. She considers herself as their cheerleader in their breastfeeding journey. Lily is bilingual and has a passion for serving the Spanish speaking community.

Lily has been married for 17 years and has 2 children. She was a military wife and a stay-at-home mother for many years. She recently was a Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Supervisor for WIC. Both of her children were NICU babies that continued to breastfeed until they were 2 ½ years old. She experienced some bumps that came along with nursing a preemie, leading her to volunteering with women outreach groups on the Army base. She quickly realized that she was passionate about breastfeeding and helping to educate other women.

When Lily is not helping breastfeeding mothers and babies, you can find her on the side lines of her children’s soccer games, listening to mystery and crime podcasts, watching good documentaries, and creating things she has on her Pinterest boards. Her favorite foods are Korean BBQ and leftover spaghetti.

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Sarah Zoloth

Sarah Zoloth, BBCI

Birth Boot Camp Instructor

Sarah is a certified instructor through Birth Boot Camp and can provide trainings on a range of topics surrounding pregnancy, birth, and infant care. As long as she can remember, Sarah has been fascinated by birth and explored a few different career options before deciding that childbirth education was the right space for her.

Because she holds an MBA and works in the software industry, Sarah has a lot of experience with various forms of training and loves bringing it to topics she is passionate about. Her goal is for everyone to leave her classes feeling empowered, inspired to learn more, and confident.

Between working as a product manager and teaching childbirth classes, Sarah spends time with her infant daughter, Ezra, and two cats.


If you don’t see an available time slot that works for you, please call.

Same Day appointments available by phone call only. Our lactation consultants are ready to help you reach your breastfeeding goals.