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 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 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.
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.
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.