Keystone Lactation

About our IBCLCs

We are excited about our collaboration with Keystone Lactation!

Christy Hume and Christine Roca are International Board Certified  Lactation Consultants, a designation recognized as the "gold standard"  of breastfeeding professionals. They are bound to uphold strict ethical  standards as outlined in their certifying agency's Code of Professional Conduct. Their main focus is to help you reach YOUR breastfeeding goals. 

Christy Hume, BA, IBCLC

Christy Hume became certified as an International Board Certified  Lactation Consultant in 2011. She and Christine Roca began Keystone  Lactation in 2013 in order to provide one-on-one lactation support to  families in the comfort of their home. Christy graduated with a  Bachelor's of Arts from La Salle University and received a Medical  Associates Certification and Medical Billing Certification from  Northampton Community College. She has been a member of La Leche League  since 2002 and became a La Leche Leader in 2007. Currently, she co-leads  the Bethlehem Area La Leche League. She continues to be a member of the  American Medical Technologists, International Lactation Consultants  Association, United States Lactation Consultant Association, and the  Lehigh Valley Breastfeeding Coalition. 

Christine Roca, BS, IBCLC


Christine  Roca is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC)  who has been helping breastfeeding families for nearly a decade. A  private practice lactation consultant, she is an expert in clinical  breastfeeding management with a special interest in adoptive  breastfeeding. She is the presiding Chair of the Lehigh Valley  Breastfeeding Coalition and volunteers as a La Leche League Leader. She  is a member of ILCA, USLCA, and PRO-LC.
Christine  graduated from King’s College in 1999 with a bachelor’s degree in  Biology. She spent several years in cancer research before taking a  break to start her family. Christine’s personal experience with  breastfeeding began with the adoption of her first child when she  successfully induced lactation. Ever the scientist, Christine is  fascinated by lactation research and tends to sprinkle her consults with  breastfeeding triviata.

What is an IBCLC?

 An International Board Certified Lactation Consultant® (IBCLC®) is a  healthcare professional who specializes in the clinical management of  breastfeeding. An IBCLC is certified by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners® (IBLCE®), independently accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) of the Institute for Credentialing Excellence (ICE). An  IBCLC works in a wide variety of settings, providing leadership,  advocacy, professional development, and research in the lactation field. 

How an IBCLC can help

Breastfeeding is normal and natural, but it isn't always easy. That's why we're here.

​Our  team of International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLCs)  has years of experience guiding families through all types of  predicaments. Hiring an IBCLC is the fastest way to figure out the root  cause of your breastfeeding issue and how to improve the situation so  you can reach YOUR goals. ​

If breastfeeding isn't what you imagined it would be, let us help you get back on track. 

How does this work?

Just like our midwives and doulas, our lactation consultants come to you! E-mail or call to set up an appointment with them today. For more information, please visit: 

Many times, insurance will reimburse for the cost of services.

Contact Us

Drop us a line!

Better yet, see us in person!

We love our customers, so feel free to call to set up your appointment!

Mountain Valley Homebirth Services

390 Jennifer Ln, East Stroudsburg, PA 18302, us


 Call Christy 484-602-5420   .   Email .   Call Christine 484-602-5055