ABOUT KIRA

Kira Kim is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) in private practice serving families all over the North Shore of Massachusetts. She holds a Bachelors Degree in Sociology and Public health and has studied out-of-hospital based midwifery care through Mercy in Action and the Massachusetts Midwives Alliance. Marrying her love of birth with lactation, her clinical interest is in the influence of fetal positioning during labor and birth on early breastfeeding success. As well as doing in home lactation care, she studies clinical herbalism and teaches breastfeeding basics classes to doulas and midwives and is on faculty at CAPPA teaching the 20 hour Lactation Educator course. 

When she is not immersed in studying and private practice work, she volunteers her time to causes related to reproductive justice as well as those that serve to increase diversity in the lactation field. She holds the consumer seat on the Board of Directors for the Massachusetts Midwives Alliance and is a general Board Member of the Massachusetts Lactation Consultant Association. Whether she is helping new families navigate the early days, helping a breastfeeding duo define their own success or teaching birthworkers and parents, she is passionate about connecting with other people and encouraging them to spread their knowledge to others. She lives by the beach with her husband and their four rambunctious kids, all four of whom enjoyed extended nursing relationships. 

Background:

B.A. Sociology/Public Health (University of California, Irvine)

IBCLC (International Board Certified Lactation Consultant)

Retired La Leche League Leader

toLabor trained Labor Doula

Placenta Encapsulation Specialist (TCM and raw methods)

Student midwife (Massachusetts Midwives Alliance and Mercy in Action)

Fertility Awareness Educator

Faculty and Board Positions:

CAPPA Lactation Educator Faculty

Massachusetts Lactation Consultant Association (general board member)

Massachusetts Midwives Alliance (consumer representative board member)

Professional Organizations (member of):

American Pregnancy Association

ILCA (International Lactation Consultant Association)

La Leche League International (affiliated with Salem, MA and Shanghai, China groups)

CAPPA (Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association)

MMA (Mass Midwives Alliance) Supporting Member

ICTC (InternationalCenter for Traditional Childbearing)

ICAN (International Cesarean Awareness Network)

Random facts:

I have played cello for 20 years.

I’m a c-section Mama, CBAC Mama (homebirth transfer for Cesarean) and have had two HBA2C births

I was a Navy brat.

My first son was named after Kierkegaard.

I knit breasts.

I have a penchant for sarcasm.

I dream in sepia