Meet Amy Johnston, IBCLC

Hi!  I'm Amy, founder of Community Lactation and Parenting.  As the mother to two young sons who are my world, I am especially sensitive to the concerns of new parents.  With the help of an amazing IBCLC, I was able to overcome the nursing difficulties my first son and I were facing and fall in love with breastfeeding! I knew very early in our nursing relationship that I had been called to work with young families--not only to help them breastfeed successfully for the nutritional and immunological benefits to their infants, but also to help them establish a bond that promotes intuitive, responsive parenting. 

 

When Quinn, my first baby, was just a few months old, I left my job as a public high school teacher and began working in corporate lactation (2011). The following year, I obtained accreditation as a La Leche League Leader.  In 2014, I gave birth to my second son, Holden--soon after earning a Parent Educator credential from Attachment Parenting International. FINALLY in 2017, I achieved my dream of becoming an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) and began teaching breastfeeding classes and facilitating outpatient breastfeeding support groups for a local hospital.  It is my mission to ensure that every family in Nassau County has access to affordable, quality, evidence-based lactation care.

Breastfeeding is much more than feeding; it is the foundation of a relationship that continues to evolve long after weaning.  It is my passion to help parents reach their feeding and parenting goals by balancing practical, research-based information with empathic support.  I look forward to connecting with your family and am honored to support you through your nursing challenges and beyond!

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Services 

Weekly Baby-Weigh Drop In For Established Clients
Parenting Support Groups
In-office Lactation Consultations
Parenting Classes
Lactation Home Visits
Private Parenting Support Sessions
 
 

Testimonials

"Amy truly helped me figure out the latch-on issues with my one month old. During a time that can be so stressful she worked with me one on one until the problems were resolved. She is so dedicated and compassionate. I can think of no one better suited for the services she is offering."

Jenny
mother of Charlie and Ella
 

Contact Me

Feel free to email, call, text or leave a note here.  I look forward to connecting with your family and I am honored to help you with your lactation needs and beyond! 

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phone: (904)321-9089
fax: (904)310-7326
OFFICE ADDRESS:
1886 S. 14th St., Suite 6
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
MAILING ADDRESS:
5378 Florence Point Dr.
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034

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