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Do I Need a Consultation?

Do I Need a Consultation?

It can help with

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Low Milk Supply

A low supply, whether real or perceived, can be managed while protecting breastfeeding.

Painful Latch

Breastfeeding should never hurt.  If it does, an assessment of the positioning and latch can identify the cause.

Slow Weight Gain

Observing a feeding and doing a test weight can help determine why weight gain is slow.

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Back to Work

Going back to work is difficult for many reasons, but worrying about pumping enough milk for your baby is probably the biggest.  Having a plan in place can decrease your stress level.

Multiples

Learning to breastfeed one baby can be hard.  More than one baby ...

Special Needs

Prematurity or admission to the NICU can pose challenges to breastfeeding that may need special interventions.

Meet Sally

Our Mission Statement

Empowering moms to be their best, while reaching their goals.

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Sally Wood, BSN, RN IBCLC
Licensed Lactation Consultant

As a mother of three grown children, I recognize the importance of supporting mothers (and that's ALL mothers) as they navigate the rewarding, yet sometimes frustrating, journey called Motherhood. 

I have been helping breastfeeding  mothers in the Augusta area since in 2004.  In 2008 I obtained my certification as an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). In 2015 I led a team of nurses at Doctors Hospital in becoming the area's only Baby-Friendly Hospital.

My passion to extend help across the community led me to start my private practice, at first only offering hospital-grade breast pump rentals, as well as other breastfeeding supplies. Then, in 2018, after having moms continually ask "Can you come to my house and help me?", I added lactation consultations and breastfeeding classes to my list of services.

My goal is to support moms with not just knowledge and assistance with breastfeeding, but to do so with compassion in a non-judgmental manner.  Every mother is different, with varying goals and unique challenges, writing HER particular story as a mother.  Supporting, encouraging and EMPOWERING mother is my passion!

Over the years, mother, physicians and co-workers have given me many names. Some are downright hilarious: Madame of the Mammaries, Lactating Nurse (uh, not anymore) and Boob Whisperer. Then there are the made up names: Lactationer and Lactrician (huh?) In the end, the one that has stuck is The Breastfeeding Guru, which has a nice ring to it, don't you think?

I'm thrilled to have Semone join me - another Guru! I've known Semone for many years and I know she has the same passion as I do in helping our breastfeeding families. 

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Semone Williams, BA, IBCLC
Licensed Lactation Consultant

I am married with two children: a son and a daughter. I graduated from Augusta University with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications in 2007.

My road to becoming a Lactation Consultant started after having my second child and working for WIC as a Breastfeeding Peer Counselor in 2016. While there, I became a Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC) in 2017. After deciding I wanted to pursue this field further, I went back to school and received a certificate for Human Lactation at Georgia Northwestern Technical
College in 2019.

While counseling skills continued to develop with mothers both prenatally and during the postpartum period at the WIC office, I was hired at Augusta University as a Lactation Specialist. I am able to work with moms in the immediate one to three days of delivery, as well as special cases, such as NICU babies. 

In January 2021, I received my certification as an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC).  I work with various communities supporting moms on their breastfeeding journey.

I want to make an impact and difference for ALL mothers on their feeding journeys. Sally and I share a similar passion: I, too, am here to Encourage, Equip, and Edify YOU, mom. I want
you to know that I have your back, so give me a call and let me support you in this next stage of your life.

Testimonials

Testimonials

Thank you, Sally, for the opportunity to rent an awesome pump to make it possible to tandem nurse twins the first year, especially once I returned to work. Sally was great about taking time to answer lactation questions and sending encouraging messages!

-Clare B.

Breastfeeding Journeys Supported Here!

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706.504.2227

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Medical Disclaimer

The information on this site is not intended or implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Sally Wood Lactation, or The Breastfeeding Guru, makes no representation and assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of information contained on or available through this website, and such information is subject to change without notice. All information provided on the website is general information provided for educational purposes. You are encouraged to confirm any information obtained from or through this website with other sources, and review all information regarding any medical condition or treatment with your child’s physician. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay medical treatment because of something you have read on this website.

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