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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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, Licensed IBCLC, RLC 

Chief Operating Officer / Director of Corporate Lactation 
Sitting Vice-President of SELCA

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 is the current sitting vice-president for the SELCA (Southeastern Lactation Consultant Association)

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 mothers breastfeed their babies. She also has a passion for helping the working mom because she had to overcome work struggles in corporate America and is the head of our Corporate Lactation Program.

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 happily married and has two beautiful girls, her youngest daughter is in elementary school and her oldest daughter is grown. She has one toddler 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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Melissa Office Manager/IBCLC

Melissa Clackum, Licensed IBCLC, RLC

Office Manager

Melissa is a graduate of the Georgia Northwestern Technical College Lactation Program. Melissa started with LCA as a student intern, while working as an intern she quickly earned the job of office assistant. While working as the office assistant, she finished school and passed her board-exams and then joined the team as one of our consultants. Melissa is now our Office Manager, and one of our top 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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Cydni Orebaugh, RN, IBCLC

Cydni is a certified Registered Nurse and Lactation Consultant. She is a graduate of Kennesaw State University, having graduated with two bachelor’s degrees, one in  Biology and one in Nursing. She began training for her lactation certification at Kennestone Hospital while working in their lactation department as an RN. Cydni began her nursing journey at Emory Hospital as a cardiac nurse in 2013.

Cydni’s first born arrived in 2012 and had a successful breastfeeding journey. It was when friends and family started reaching out to her about her journey that she realized she had a passion for helping families reach their breastfeeding goals. She says that being a part of a family’s breastfeeding journey is extremely rewarding especially watching a patient over come their struggles.

Cydni has 3 children and loves to bake for her kid’s school and sporting events. She also enjoys sewing baby blankets and burp cloths for any friends or family expecting a new bundle of joy. When Cydni isn’t helping families to breastfeed, you can find her on the softball field helping to coach her daughter’s softball team or possibly eating at her favorite local Mexican restaurant.

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Brittany Williams, BS, IBCLC

Brittany is a graduate from Georgia Northwestern Technical College with a diploma in Human Lactation. Brittany also attended Kennesaw State University and graduated with honors and with a Bachelor’s in Psychology.

Brittany is married with 3 children, 2 boys and 1 girl. After graduating from Kennesaw State, she ended up putting her career on hold to start a family.  After breastfeeding her first two children, she decided to pursue her career as a Lactation Consultant. She has experienced a range of obstacles while breastfeeding all 3 of her children leading to a passion to help others.

Brittany enjoys being a contractor for LCA because of the relationships, she has a chance to develop with patients. She says that “it is an intimate setting where both parties can feel comfortable about the learning and thorough teaching process to help breastfeeding.”

In her spare time, you may find Brittany sewing. At the height of the pandemic, she was sewing masks for others. She also enjoys sewing clothes for her children. If she isn’t sewing or spending time with her family, you may find her at a local BBQ joint. Brittany loves BBQ in just about any form.

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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.