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Jasmine Esmay, BSN, RNC-OB, CLC, IBCLC

 Lactation Education for Healthcare Providers  

Lactation Support for Families 

  • Evidence Based Education for Healthcare Providers

  • Speaking Engagements

  • Lactation Consults

  • Home Visits

  • TeleHealth

  • Breastfeeding Classes

  • Prenatal Birth Classes

  • Virtual Support and Classes Available

Now Hosting a Monthly FREE Virtual Mama Circle! A SAFE place to process all things parenting! Expert Guest Speakers. 
Email for details!
jasmine.esmay@tongasslactation.com 

About Me

I am a Registered Nurse, Certified in Inpatient Obstetrics,  Certified Lactation Counselor and an Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultant. I hold a Bachelor's Degree in Nursing and have been working as a nurse for almost 20 years.

One of my earliest memories is watching a mare birth her foal. I remember how my grandmother stressed the importance of dark and quiet and calm.  The horse had fresh hay and water. I was in awe of the entire process. 

When I was 17, I was invited to attend the hospital birth of a friend I babysat for. I was captured by the power and strength and miracle of new life.

My own birth stories influenced my passion for promoting evidence based practice and providing breastfeeding support.

The time I've spent working in maternal child health has reinforced the  importance of recognizing that we too are mammals, and we have the same basic needs in birth and parenting. We need safety, support, nourishment, calm, and the wisdom of our ancestors. I began to see that how women experience birth shapes the journey that follows. 

After the birth of my preterm twins I had a renewed appreciation for breastfeeding support. I've spent the last 13 years working as an RN in hospital birth settings and helping families meet their breastfeeding goals. I have a desire to not only provide education and support for communities, but also to educate providers in how to support breastfeeding families in today's society. I serve on the United States Lactation Assc. (USLCA) Advisory Board and The Alaska Breastfeeding Coalition Board. When I am not doing all things birth and breastfeeding, I enjoy composing and performing live music, sewing, and spending time in nature with my husband and 4 daughters. It is for them that I choose the work of improving the current state of maternal-child healthcare. 

Thank You for checking out my site. 

Take Care of Yourself, and Each Other,

Jasmine

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Tongass Lactation Consulting, LLC

Jasmine Esmay, BSN, RNC-OB, CLC, IBCLC

Sitka, AK 99835

jasmine.esmay@tongasslactation.com

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TLC understands the last thing you want to do after giving birth, is to pack everything up and travel to an appointment.

Thats why we offer convienent home and telehealth visits. 

“Jasmine offered me the support that I was missing. She is patient, kind, understanding, intuitive, and beyond knowledgeable. She was the wise woman I needed in my lactation journey. I can honestly say that I don’t think I’d be breastfeeding without her guidance. “

Phone 907-623-7597